Red, to the best of my knowledge, there are tests for measuring hormone levels. Webmd says that they can measure estradiol levels and measure FSH (follicle stimulating hornone) levels to check for early menopause. There are a couple of websites that have good information about women issues: obgyn.net and hystersisters.com. Both websites have tons of information about hormones, pre-menopause, etc. Whenever I have questions about anything female, I usually check those websites first. You are having migraines and ovarian cysts.
Can you tell me what other things are going on? Before your ablation was there heavier bleeding, bloating, clots, anything like that? And what has your ob/gyn said about the cysts? Also, tell me about the headaches again - how often the headaches are, are they one-sided and how long they last, do you have light and/or sound sensitivity or nausea, anything else you have noticed? And also, has anyone ever tried a Toradol shot on you when you have had a migraine? It is an NSAID but it is an injection in your hip or arm so it is bypassing the stomach. Or has anyone tried the compazine/benadryl combination on you? The emergency rooms seem to be going to this combo a lot although I am not convinced it works any better than midrin or excedrin migraine or just plain ole ibuprofen (which I know you can't take) and compazine makes me feel like I'm crawling out of my skin.
I'm asking because it sounds like you are not getting good info from your ob/gyn and I am still wondering if your migraines are hormone related (which it sounds to me like they are) and whether or not all of your symptoms are related to some kind of female issue like endometriosis or adenomyosis. I think that doctors sometimes get tunnel vision about symptoms and may not see the whole picture. Do you have a family physician or internal medicine doctor? I really want to help you get to the bottom of these migraines so I'm asking questions to see which direction would be better to go -- pester the family doctor or pester the ob/gyn or find a neurologist to pester. There are ways to treat migraines and I think part of getting good treatment is knowing which doctor to ask. These days, you have to be your own patient advocate.
DX: Levator Ani Syndrome (2007), I.C. (2006), IBS (2006), Diverticulitis (2006), Chronic Pelvic Pain (2005), Chronic Ovarian Cysts (2005), Adenomyosis (2005), CRAO (2005), Fibromyalgia (1990), CREST Syndrome (1988), Migraines (1974).
RX: Pentosan, NSAIDS, Aspirin, pain meds, Zocor, Clonazepam, Hyoscyamine Sulfate, Tylenol, Desimipramine.
Post Edited (korbnep) : 12/10/2007 6:44:43 AM (GMT-7)