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 properl...
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...
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