Posted 9/3/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks for responding. I was feeling kind of lonely here.
HRT? Isn't that when you are going through menopause? I'm still menstruating every month so my body is making plenty of hormones. As I understand it, that is the problem. I've been told that when I go through menopause (if it ever happens - I'm already in my 50s and have never missed a period), that the migraines may go away. My mother's didn't, but she took hormones. I thought that kept her in migraines, so I'm confused why they would fix yours. Did you get menstrual migraines before? Or maybe I don't know what you mean by HRT.
In any case, 100mg of Topomax is helping. I still get migraines right before my period and sometimes during, but the frequency is much less now. I got three migraines during my last period - two prior and one during - but otherwise I've been fine. I just wasn't taking a high enough dose before.
I've also found that sinus irrigation helps. I have allergies, and also there appears to be black mold in my air conditioner, which also can cause headaches (my headaches always become migraines). As soon as the hot weather is over, I'm having the AC cleaned. I called and they said they can get the black mold out.
I found a migraine specialist, but have to wait until October for an appointment.