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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 had lunch last week with a middle-aged girlfriend. As we chatted, she recounted an episode when her teenage son developed a migraine headache at school and the staff didn’t totally recognize the situation. After she completed her story, I asked whether she, too, had migraines. She said she was actually experiencing a low-level one while we were enjoying lunch. She said she had developed these headaches later in life and their emergence seemed to coincide when she went into a surgically-induced menopause.
The Migraine Trust reports that for many people, migraines start happening before the age of 40 and they rarely start later in life. In fact, the frequency and the severity of migraines often decreases – and even disappears -- around the age of 50. However, a small number of studies that looked at the relationship between menopause and migraine headaches found that 45 percent of women reported their migraines get worse as they go through menopause. About the same percent...
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.
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