Hi, Tangerine Bear ~
So sorry to hear about this new development! Did you have your ovaries removed with the hysterectomy? If so, have you been on the hormone patch ever since, or only more recently?
The reason I ask is that the intensity of my daily migraines seemed to be diminishing when I started getting perimenopausal symptoms (hot flashes, dryness), but when I started taking "natural" hormone balancing supplements (no actual hormones but hormone-like activity) to help deal with those symptoms, I lost ground again in migraine control. I've just weaned myself off those supplements, so we'll see what happens. . .
So I'm wondering if you've started taking any NEW supplements recently, or a different formulation of patch, anything that might have upset your hormonal balance???
Can you tolerate coffee? That gives me at least some short-term relief when I've taken as much of the Big Gun (Zomig) as I want to risk. (Same principle as the Excedrin - caffeine.)
All the best!