Posted 5/21/2013 5:17 PM (GMT -7)
I am also allergic or at least intolerant to my own estrogen. Oh, I have so many different things going on all at once that are so rare, I am sick and tired of hearing, "Well, I've never seen that before," from docs.
In the first week of my first period when I was 16, (late bloomer, are you too?) I got a killer migraine with a continuing looping Aura and I've been suffering with them for, well, you do the math, I'm 52 now :)
I average 15 migraines a month. And here's the kicker. I had my ovaries removed 6 yrs ago.
But because I did it so young, I am having unbelievable menopausal symptoms that are debilitating. I HAVE to be on some estrogen to help control them. I've tried everything else. And I'm allergic to soy, dairy, wheat, corn, licorice, black cohosh, most ginseng and on and on...Oh also, so sensitive to medications, I can't really do much about the pain. I do a lot of alternative modalities. Accupuncture usually yields the longest results.
During my pregnancy, (the reason I only have one child) I had, and I am not exaggerating here, a migraine every single day, and 24/7 morning sickness from the earliest signs of pregnancy until he came out. He's fine, thank goodness.
I don't know if anyone can relate to this, it's a bit different from what I've read. But I came over from the Chronic pain thread too.
For those of you experiencing allergic reactions to estrogen, I would LOVE to hear if you grew up in a particularly toxic environment. water pollution, near open sewer lines, or near chemical plants, electrical plants, or manufacturing plants. interested specifically in the place that you called "home" most of your time from birth to age 14.
Anyway, that's my two cents. It doesn't really help solve anything, but at least know others out there have all kinds of issues with their own estrogen. I'm sure glad somebody's "seen this before." :)
Peace and good luck....