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Unread 07-27-2008, 12:18 PM
hormones and migraines

Hi Ladies!

I have not posted here in awhile. It has been almost 2 months now that I have been getting consistent migraines. I went to my primary doctor-they said it was migraines and it was related to stress. They gave me a few over the counter meds--and ran an mri. I also had my eyes checked out and he said it was migraines. I have had several migraines a week and today it is horrible. i am wondering if it is hormone related. I take estratest and vagifem. I have been on these for awhile now. I am so frustrated and aggravated. I can't concentrate well when i get these headaches. This makes it difficult since i am a college student and my husband and I have our own family business. ANy suggestions would be nice. I am so frustrated.
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Unread 07-27-2008, 12:30 PM
hormones and migraines

Hormone headaches are somewhat different from migraines. My sister who has both says the hormone headaches are usually worse.

I have had my first hormone headache and it was about 3 months after my surgery. It lasted for 4 days and unlike a migraine, which I have had too, OTC meds did not put a dent in it. I think you should check out your hormones.
Unread 07-28-2008, 08:06 AM
hormones and migraines


I am no expert but I am certainly no stranger to headaches & migraines! I am currently under a Dr.'s care & a neurologists care for complex migraines made worse by hormones! I always had migraines each month with my periods & once I had my hysterectomy I had a terrible headache that lasted over 3 months when I tried to take Premarin.

The best thing you can do is to keep a "headache diary" & list not only where the pain is located & how severe it is but other factors such as any activities you were doing, how much sleep you got the night before & what foods you had. If you have been changing HRT it is especially important to note new meds & doses.

Good luck--I hope you find relief soon!

Hugs, Tum-e-trouble
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Unread 07-28-2008, 02:08 PM
hormones and migraines

My hysterectomy and the ovaries OUT have helped my migraines. I get headaches, but not as often now. The estrogen level is the key for me.
Unread 07-28-2008, 05:47 PM
hormones and migraines

I have been a migraine sufferer for 30 years, my main trigger being hormones. If my estrogen level is just kept at the right level, my headaches seem to settle right down. Not all forms of estrogen supplements are the same, and you may have to find the right one to be on, and at the right level. Also, if you take a thyroid medication, you have to take it 12 hours apart from your estrogen, or they interfere with each other. I use estradiol oral 2mg, because it is the most steady form to take, and is the same natural form that is found in the Climara Patch, but no fluctuations. Do your research and then see your dr again. Together I hope you can bring your health back where you want it to be. Good luck.
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