I haven't posted in awhile mostly because I have been suffering with migraines and/or lupus headaches. They really are not as intense as a full blown migraine, meaning I haven't gotten to the degree where I throw up and all that, but I have had a serious stream of headaches for well over a week that I just cannot shake, therefore, I'm guessing it's the good ole' lupus headaches that we get. I have tried every medicine in the book, tried resting, laying in a cool, dark, quiet room, you name it and nothing works. Just when I think I might have it under control I wake up the next morning and it's back with vengience!
I had an ablasions (could be mis-spelled) in October 2001, and am one of the lucky percentage that no longer have a menstral cycle as a result. That said, I am wondering if these headaches aren't a result of my body still reacting from hormonal changes and such. I remember I would always feel much, much worse before the ablasion and to the point I would almost go into a flare. I had horrible migraines at that time and literally they would take me down and the only thing that would stop them would be for me to get a shot that would knock me out!
For many years the headaches let up, then have slowly come back, not to the pain level to which they once were, but I am wondering if over time if that could possible happen again. Lord, I pray that it does not happen. I am on all kinds of medicines to try and prevent headaches and I am still getting them, so I truly hope they do not come back full force again.
My question is do any of you ladies experience headaches or migraines during your time of the month? Even if you do not have a cycle any longer do you still feel worse at the time of the month that you would have normally had your period? I have never discussed this with my rheumy, but I am wondering if it is something I should discuss on my upcoming appt next week. Your thoughts?
Lupus - 1997 Fibro - 2001 Sjorens - 2007 Raynauds - 2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis