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Have you found hormonal imbalances to be related to your migraines?

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    • Marzie

      355d

      @Duhboo my migraines also started from birth control pills 🙋🏻‍♀️ after having to go to a neurologist and get on migraine medications, a year later I switched doctors and she was like oh your migraines are probably from the BC, it's common, and put me on Nuvaring instead. I still get about 1 or 2 migraines every period but I can deal with that compared to multiple times a week

    • Duhboo

      403d

      Birthcontrol! I started taking it at like 13 to help with cramps and then eventually changed my prescription to help with my migraines. I used to have at least a couple of migraines a month, typically around my period. I started getting REALLY bad migraines that took away my vision and made me vomit. That's when they took me off estrogen and switched me to progesterone only BC. My migraines CONTINUED. Eventually, I tried switching to an IUD to see if that would work better, thinking that it would be a more direct absorption than trying to digest a pill... Surprise! Everything got much worse. My cramps, migraines, acne, weight gain, MOOD SWINGS. Finally, I told my Gyno to just take it out. I was so over it... I had one more migraine within a week of removing it... and then none since. NOW TELL ME WHY I SPENT YEARS TAKING BIRTHCONTROL TO FIX MY CRAMPS AND MIGRAINES WHEN BIRTHCONTROL WAS THE CAUSE ALL ALONG!!!! I'm still salty about that...

      • Marzie

        355d

        @Duhboo my migraines also started from birth control pills 🙋🏻‍♀️ after having to go to a neurologist and get on migraine medications, a year later I switched doctors and she was like oh your migraines are probably from the BC, it's common, and put me on Nuvaring instead. I still get about 1 or 2 migraines every period but I can deal with that compared to multiple times a week

    • tjazz

      416d

      Yes absolutely. I just joined today so sorry this is a late response to something from 8? Months ago. But I get headaches both with menses and ovulation.

    • Amethyste

      431d

      yeah actually my mom was worried that I would get worse migraines but after I started taking testosterone (trans man) I've found I have them significantly less and they're much easier to treat when I get them, they've mostly been reduced to mild headaches rather than actual migraines. migraines are more common in women too, so I assume estrogen must have something to do with it

    • AnimalBoy

      488d

      I got monthly migraines that cut off blood flow to my brain and would hospitalize me until I took BC to control it and then switched to Testosterone for gender reasons but it works in controlling it just as well if not better

    • Beetlejuul

      605d

      When I started bc at 12, I got migraines daily until I stopped it. But now that I take testosterone that doesn’t happen

    • Nesta

      619d

      I think I’m staring to have issues with hormonal trigged migraines. Both my sisters so do it would make sense that I would as well.

    • Phy201

      619d

      My hormones tend to be one of migraine triggers, weather and stress are others.

    • alalex

      682d

      Definitely more likely to get a migraine during PMS, but I'm also pending a PMDD dx. Weather is a more consistent trigger for me than menstruation

    • BiblioFaery

      682d

      It definitely runs with the cycle!

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