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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...
Hormone therapy (HT) uses one or more female hormones, commonly estrogen and progestin and sometimes testosterone, to treat symptoms of menopause .
Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, and decreased sexual desire. Hormone therapy comes as a pill, patch, injection, vaginal cream, tablet, or ring.
HRT; Estrogen replacement therapy; ERT; Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone therapy may help relieve some of the bothersome symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse. The hormone estrogen protects against thinning of the bones ( osteoporosis ).
However, taking hormones may also increase your risk for:
You and your doctor should decide whether hormone therapy is right for you. The key is to weigh the risk...
"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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