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20 July 2010 @ 12:25 am
Will I ever be rid of my monthly migraines?

feelin': sicksick
petitbout: pic#73156736petitbout on July 19th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Menstrual cluster migraine? Oy, they are awful.

I first heard about them when I started getting migraines more frequently after my hysterectomy, but since they are caused by a sudden drop in estrogen my gyno ruled them out.

Bring them up to your gyno they might have a way of evening your estrogen levels out throughout the month.

Painwise, I like goody's headache powders but the best results I have had was paracetomol. Also if they are not frequent (mine have gotten to be every day) an abortive technique like anesthsia delivered to the brain box has an AMAZING result. It's a bitch to do, but relief in SECONDS!
JVdrag0nette on July 20th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Re: Pobresita
Paracetamol does nothing for me... LOL! I still have Naproxen from my surgery so I take those instead. They work but they are not easy on the stomach. So I would really prefer not to have to take anything if possible...

Have never had headache powders! Anesthesia to the brain sounds really hardcore! :D
petitbout: pic#73156736petitbout on July 20th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Any abortive effort (Imitrex, anesthsia, botox) is kind of hard core. But from someone who gets them almost every day - sometimes hardcore is the way to go. The big deal is to prevent it.

I say you should talk to your gyno or an endocrinologist about it, surely there is something that will reduce that sudden drop off and lessen your likelihood of getting a migraine.

But really if you are getting them once a month and they are disabling the anesthesia may be exactly the way to go if you aren't interested in a hormonal treatment - which could be a simple as changing your birth control pill if you are on one.

I am the biggest proponent of Take Charge of Your Own Medical Issues. Know your options.

Me, naproxen didn't work for my endometriosis and it doesn't do anything for my migraines. And paracetomol isn't available here alas. But even that doesn't work on anything but the pain.
JVdrag0nette on July 20th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
OMG you don't get paracetamol there?! :O

A friend of mine who is into raw food has recommended maca powder. I am still researching and have yet to get into it. It's meant to be great for balancing hormonal levels. I see a lot of people having bad side-effects so I will look into it some more... (though I must say, from what I can see so far, the people having problems may be taking too much too soon, or the capsule-form as opposed to the organic powder).

Totally agree on Taking Charge of Your Own Medical Issues. :)
(Anonymous) on July 20th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Did you try any meds? Imitrex and similar class drugs are quite effective to treat it before it goes full scale on you.

JVdrag0nette on July 20th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Re: Meds
Thanks dear... I take Naproxen when it gets unbearable but I guess what I should really do is take them when the first inkling begins. :s

I would really like to eliminate the root of the problem instead but I guess that's impossible until I'm much older...