migraines and menopause?

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   Posted 6/24/2011 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had an extemely painful, debilitating headache or migraine 24/7 for 4 years now. My doctors have been treating me with pain meds, anti-seizure meds, anti-depressants, and on and on...
I have been to chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists with no change in my head pain after months of treatment. In fact, my pain has not changed at all in the last 4 years. I was wondering if anyone has ever associated menopause with migraines? I am at that age and thought...well maybe?

Violet Rose
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   Posted 6/24/2011 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry you are in so much pain  cry  
 know some women can start having migraine at around the time of menopause, my grandmother did.
But on the other other hand menopause can often end migraines for women that have suffered menstrual migraine for years (I live in hope!)
Hormones definately play a huge part thats for sure because the only 3 times I have been completely migraine free since I was 17 (now 38) is both times I have been pregnant and when I missed a period completely last year due to a major life changing event.
I know during menopause your hormones are all over the place :-)

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   Posted 6/24/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Voilet Rose for the input. I see my doctor again on Monday, so I'll be researching this with him some more. As for now...tgif

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   Posted 6/27/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont know if you will get this in time before you appt or not, but thought I would share a bit of what I know. Excuse my TMI but needed to explain. I started my monthly cycle on June 3, 2011, and havent stopped yet. I have had excessive bleeding and obviously prolonged period this month, have had daily headache and a migraine that kicked my ass for 3 days. So, I went to my DR on the 13th. She stated that my hormones we "out of control" and we need to get them back in order. She placed me on Provera, 30 days, then wait till I have my cycle 10 days and start 30 days again.....this should get my hormones back to normal. But also help with my headaches. I started the Provera on the 13th, unfortunately I am still bleeding but the headaches stopped on the 23rd. The blood tests they took, FSH - to tell where I am in my lifetime cycle (menopausal or not) and my thyroid test. All ok.

So, when you head to the DR, please discuss the fact that you are getting the headaches, this hopefully will give the DR some info they need to give you the best treatment. Hope the info gives you some relief......this is a long answer to your short question....but....yes, menopause can cause headaches. Best of luck!!!
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