Pre-cancerous uterine cells/Yaz/Migraines

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   Posted 9/25/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 45 have had migraines off and on since I was about 14...until a few years ago. Now I seem to have some random ones but mostly menstrual migraines, bad to severe. I had infertility problems and only had one child...didn't have any migraines during pregnancy. A couple years ago while not on BC pills or having regular cycles on my own, I started daily bleeding not a lot, but every day and found out I had pre-cancerous cells. I took meds for a couple months and had a D & C. The best option to prevent rare possibility of pregnancy and control pre-cancerous cells was birth control pills. Seasonale and Seasonique didn't work, bled through whole 3rd month. Dr suggest doing Yaz and skipping one period. Migraines have gotten worse, both when I stop taking the hormone pills and when I start. He now gave me Maxalt for the migraines, since Execedrin Migraine doesn't always cut it anymore. Half the time I have to take a second dose, one isn't enough, then I can't function, off-balance and unable to concentrate. I feel like I'm chasing symptoms and wondering if the best option isn't to do the hysterectomy, I won't have to take the birth control pills and no more worries of pre-cancerous cells. Anybody have experience, good or bad? I know I could still have migraines, but if I don't have to fluctuate hormones it seems like it shouldn't be as bad or frequent.

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   Posted 9/28/2009 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure where to start. I will tell you that my migraines are directly affected by hormonal increases and decreases, and I would say being off pills completely would be the best answer. I also have had cervical cancer treated with LEEP procedure (similar to D & C for the most part) and was not told that I "had" to be on birth a matter of fact I had an issue with Mirena (have you tried mirena?) and am getting ready to have it re-implanted and during the interim I have not been on any birth control.

Also, be very careful. I noticed you mentioned Maxalt and Excedrin and both of these can cause REBOUND headaches (also referred to medication overuse headache) Please ask if you need more information on what this means.

Please talk to your doctor to see what the best route is for you. I dont have any personal experiences as far as a hysterectomy is concerned. I would imagine that there would need to be "medical necessity" for them to do it, but you may be MAY help with one part of the equation.

Take care and let us know what your doctor says
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