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Date Joined Mar 2004
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 4/13/2004 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! all of you I'm new, just like to vent a little. I never new what  migraines were till I started perimenapause 2 yrs. ago. My migraines are so bad (I'm sure ya know) that I can't even funtion I throwup so bad my insides are sore.The light hurts my eyes,the sound of any thing is twenty times louder than it suppose to be.I'm 48 and feel alot older.Last thursday night I felt one coming on, the signs that i have,when I'm getting one, is little swirly lines in front of my eyes.I wear glasses and i can't stand them. any way i took a pain pill went to bed.I think that was the first time i didn't have one the next morning.the hot flashes and night sweats are so bad.....I'll be glad when they stop....July will be a year since i had my period. sometimes i wish i could back the clock up,i think things were easier when i had periods.Sorry so long........ya take care!!!!
p.s.I have mild depression & anxiety and have panic attacks to...

Love, Janice

New Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 4/14/2004 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi janice
I too am new to this web site. I have had migraine for the last 6 years. I am 49. The only thing too do some times is to get into bed. I also am going thru menopause - I can not wait till it is over. I am hoping thing will get better. I have been treated for depression., because you can not get out it just kinda happens. I try to get out so I do not get so depressed. I just wish there were more we counld do. Good Luck, Marie

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2004
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 4/14/2004 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Marie,I guess we just have to hang in there. I keep telling my self it will get better.and it is strange when you said you try to get out,to keep from being so depressed..I leave work go by my house and say i'll go get groceries in a minute, and I don't make it back out of the house,till the next day.I like to start working at 9 or 9:30, sometimes its 11:00 before i get there, I'm taking prozac,it helps alot. you take care.....I'll be around if you need to vent...

Love, Janice
Don't be your worse critic. Wipe away those negative thoughts. Be kind to yourself and do something positive.

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Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 4/22/2004 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jancie
I think my migraine's are tied in with my hormones a little too ( although having F.M.S can be a facter as well) I always seem to get them the week leading up to my "PR" some migraines are worse than other's, my last one was mild , I had the flashing light's and the nausea with a dull throbbing type pain but it only lasted about 6 hour's, the time before I was so bad I had to go to bed with all the curtains drawn and a cool cloth over my face and was like that for almost 48 hour's. The strange thing is as soon as my "PR" comes on the headaches can just melt away!????? Is this a common thing or am I just the weird one! ?
Forget the times of your distress,
but never forget what they taught
            -HERBERT GASSER-
Life is not a journey to the grave with
the intention of arriving safely in a pretty
good and well preserved body, but rather
to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming
---WOW--- What a ride!!
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Date Joined May 2004
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 5/9/2004 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
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Hi my name is izzy help with my migraines please!

New Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 5/14/2004 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   

hi izzy


migracap is a cap that fits over the head and works on the principles of cold and dark therapy.

their web address is

Best wishes, Estelle

New Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/24/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I need to know I'm not going crazy.  3 years ago I started missing or being very late for periods after 40 years of very regular ones (I started at 10).  Soon after I began experiencing migraines also.  At first they were maybe twice a week for a few months, then nothing for a while.  Now they are at least once a week.  The pain itself is not as bad as the fear that I get when I have the aura that precedes it.  I find myself being afraid all the time that I will be somewhere when it hits and I won't be able to drive, or I will be in a meeting and can't escape, etc.  Is it possible that perimenopause and migraines are connected?  If they are connected does this mean they will stop as soon as I hit menopause?  Anxiety has also put its grip on me.  I don't have the hot flashes/night sweats and that may be because I exercise religiously.  Any encouragement, please.

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/24/2006 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Janice:  I can relate to what you are going through.  I had them since age 27, but I'm 46 and htey are getting more frequet.  I also suffer with anxiety/panic attacks wondering when next headaches occurrs.  Hang in there.  You are in good company here.  These are good people that listen and can offer support and help.--Shari

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 902
   Posted 11/24/2006 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had some words of wisdom. I am 42 and my cycles are getting shorter. I have heard that perimenopause can last up to 10 years. My migraines are getting more frequent with age (not fun) and I do believe it is tied up in hormones. Is their anybody out there who can tell us if menopause means no more migraines? In the meantime, I have heard of balancing hormones through bio-identical hormones. I refuse to take man-made hormones -- ick! Has anybody tried the bio-identical hormones? Suzzanne Somers book talks about this and how to have this done. Oh, and for the woman who only gets them "before" her period, I used to be the exact same way. I had pre-menstrual syndrome. Once I got my period, the tension, the headaches went away. Now my periods are differernt. That's another reason I suspect peri-menopause. I have talked to my neuro about this and they are no help. I don't understand why they don't study this a bit more. They just stay stuck in the brain aspect of it.
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New Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/29/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad I found this web site.  Knowing that I am not alone helps some.  I too wish I could find out if these migraines stop after menopause.  I work for pathologists that can't even answer for sure.  Most of my friends went on hormone therapy and I feel they are only prolonging the inevitable, because once they stop the symptoms come back.  Though I haven't experienced the night sweats and hot flashes, I cry at the darnest things and get very tired early in the evening but if I go to bed then I wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep then.VIEW IMAGE
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