I have been having migraine headaches for the past year. The pain starts in the back of my head on the left side and travels to my eyes and my cheek bone and jaw bone. I seem to have a migraine at least once a month. I have not had a period in since 2008. Could the migraines be related to a decrease in hormones? Is there any hope of relief? I have been taking 12 -15 Advil a day with little relief.
Yes, fluctuations and changes in hormone levels can trigger Migraines. Sometimes, hormone therapy helps; sometimes, not. There are, however, myriad of medications and supplements that can help with Migraine prevention.
There is little chance that things will improve while you're taking so much Advil. In addition to possible organ damage, taking such medications more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medicatio...
Definition Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a condition in which there are episodes of muscle weakness in people with high levels of thyroid hormone ( hyperthyroidism , thyrotoxicosis). Alternative Names Periodic paralysis - thyrotoxic Causes, incidence, and risk factors Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare condition that occurs only in people with high thyroid hormone levels (thyrotoxicosis). It is seen most commonly in Asian men. There is a similar disorder, hypokalemic periodic paralysis (familial periodic paralysis). This is an inherited condition and does not have high thyroid levels. Risk factors include a family history of periodic paralysis and hyperthyroidism.
"It's that time of the month again, isn't it?" Statements like this one from even the most sensitive of significant others only make dealing with PMS (premenstrual syndrome) more difficult than it already is. The bloating, the headaches, the moodiness you just can't control -- each of these changes can disrupt your daily routine and drive you -- and those around you -- crazy. PMS affect the minds and bodies of 40 percent of the menstruating population every month -- yet despite its prevalence, there's no known scientific cause. "We're conditioned to think PMS is in our mind or that we're neurotic," says Donnica L. Moore, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist in Neshanic Station, N.J., and medical correspondent for NBC's Later Today . "But the fact is, women's hormones (estrogen and progesterone) fluctuate in a cyclical fashion -- and we do react to those changes." Even so, many women either don't believe that they have ...
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