Hi. I have suffered with migraines all my life….differing severities and frequencies.
In the last year, I have been dealing with menstraul migraines. They come on three days before or three days after my period starts. These migraines last for THREE days. All the classic migraine symptoms occur…including constant vomiting from the pain. I am a stay at home mom…and this has become these headaches have truly started to create depression and anxiety. I have to miss out on many things with family during this time and I have to revolve my life around this time each month.
I have discussed this with my regular doctor and gone around and around with no effective answers. I am currently taking 800mg of Motrin and Tylenol 3 with codeine for treatment….which does not touch the pain during a severe migraine. I was also given immitrex for treatment but then found out that people who also take Zoloft should caution taking immitrex due to serotonin syndrome, which can be deadly. Ugh!!!
I then talked to my OB/GYN to ask if birth control would work. She put me on LoEstrin 24. Was excited to try it….only to find out that they just discontinued it and replaced it with chewable Minastrin. Read up on Minastrin only to find a majority of bad reviews saying that it is nothing like LoEstrin 24 and that the side effects are horrible.
I feel helpless and alone. No one seems to have answers. They now want me to go to neurology….basically I think because my doctor has no other answers. Will a neurologist know anything about hormone headaches caused by menstraul cycles?
Does anyone have any advice?