I'm assuming that because of your age, you are not able to take any type of birth control pill? I know that at least some of them are not advised for women over 35 (but maybe not all?). I suffer from menstrual migraines as well, so I take the pill continuously for months at a time and just don't have a period. Every three months or so, I take 2-3 days "off" then start taking the pill again. Because of my continuous pill usage, I don't actually have periods anymore (which is nice but was a little scary at first), but it has decreased my menstrual migraines down to those couple days when I am off the hormones.
Unfortunately, I have not found anything else that helps with my migraines. Exercise is a trigger for me, so I have to take meds before and after each workout, and I still often get headaches or migraines. I also take a daily preventive medication (Topamax).
Have you tried talking to your OBGYN about
30-something female. Crohn's ileocolitis dx 2/06. Inflammatory arthritis dx 9/09. GERD dx 1/13. Asthma dx 4/13. Chronic headaches+migraines. Chronic pain. Currently taking Remicade (first infusion 4/13), 150mg Lyrica, 50mg Trazadone, 1mg Klonopin, 100mg topamax, Zyrtec, Miralax daily for constipation, Maxalt/Sumavel for migraine,
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