Why do some people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have horrendous “Migraine” headaches before they are properly treated with thyroxin? I had a history of menstrual Migraines which became daily episodes when I developed Hashimoto’s. It was undiagnosed for three years, and the regular Migraine “triptans” and myriad of other prophylactic meds did not touch it. Is it a different type of headache, or a Migraine? Now on thyroxin, I am having only 8 Migraines per month which usually respond to a triptan. Thank you for your help, Janice.
The plain truth is that Migraines are associated with about 150-200 medical and surgical conditions. Thyroid disease is very strongly associated with headaches. Simple as that. If a disease process gets worse, the Migraine pattern can also follow suit. Your Migraines may have become “mixed” headaches with some Migraine and non-Migraine features. But, it sounds like you are back to your baseline pattern, which still could benefit from preventive headache therapy. Get thee to a Migraine and headache specialist. If you need help finding one, there’s a link below.
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