Since I have a host of endocrine disorders (PCOS, thyroid disease, hormonal migraines, cervical/endometrial/ovarian polyps) and non-pressure glaucoma in one eye, my neurologist has ordered an MRI of the pituitary and a SED-rate blood test to see if that might be contributing to my severe hormonal migraines. I am normal weight, exercise routinely (when not having a migraine), and have tried every migraine diet in the universe. Is there any information available about migraines due to pituitary malfunction and resultant, effective treatment? Thank you for your insights. Clemmie.
Pituitary dysfunction certainly can be associated with headaches, including Migraines, and for that matter every single endocrine abnormality can have a tie to Migraines. We routinely check pituitary function regarding a number of hormones for our Migraine patients. I sincerely hope you are seeing both a Migraine expert as well as an endocrinologist. Recording effective treatments would reside more with what abnormalities are specifically on the table.
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