My question relates to hormonal migraines. I am 48yrs old and take Naramig when I feel a migraine attack coming. I have suffered with hormonal migraines since the age of 16 but they have got worse as I have got older. I seem to be following in my mother's footsteps as she tells me she was the same until she had finished her change in life.
However, I missed my period for 3mths and didn't have a migraine attack which was wonderful, then I started my monthly period which lasted for just over 2 weeks and along came the severe migraines for 3weeks one every day in which I had to take Naramig, the migraines did disappear after taking the tablet but the next day the migraine would come back with a vengeance.
I work full-time and find that the computer doesn't help along with fluorescent lights, I do carry on working as I am a very conscientious person but end up going home at the end of the day feeling very sick, my head in so much pain that I can't think, see properly or my body function. All as I want to do is to collapse into bed but can't rest because of the pain. Are there other people out there the same as me as I never hear of anybody else suffering with hormonal migraines. Could there be anything else wrong with me? And do I carry on as I do now - just suffering until I finally finish my periods totally in life? Karen.
The hormonal fluctuations that accompany a woman's menstrual cycle are a very common Migraine trigger. You can read more about this in Role of hormones in causing (TRIGGERING) Migraines?
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Published On: May 09, 2010