3/3/08 #2 - Pituitary / endocrine malfunction and Migraine treatment?

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    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.



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    Dear 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.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: March 03, 2008