I’ve had a headache for 12 years and constant migraines in peri menopause

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For you girls whose periods have finally stopped, did your headaches and migraines finally improve. I'm 51 years old and have been suffering for 13 years now. I haven't had a period now for 6 months and hoping to hear that this will get better. I really cant take much more. My daughter has an eating disorder and she needs me. Did your headaches get better the further into menopause? Thank you

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    I have been in surgical menopause for 5 years so not had a period in that time. If anything my migraines are worse . I am no use to anyone, can't work, can't make plans and because of other conditions can only take paracetamol, which is like throwing a glass of water on a house fire. Doctor says it could be another 2 years before it starts to get better.

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    I can give you some hope. I had menstrual migraines all through my 40s and took loads of Imitrex which usually helped. A year ago January I had a scary side effect, I guess like a panic attack, after taking my usual dose, and freaked out because I didn't think I could take it any more (the medicine that is). I am happy to tell you I have barely needed it since then! I think I have had to ice my head maybe twice. But I haven't had a period or any migraine symptoms since Sept. Before that I had one long period-free stretch, about 4 months, then they came back for about 6 months, and now they have stopped again. I am just 52 and hoping this is really the end. But I am living proof the migraines can indeed get better, after years of suffering!

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    I really hope so too! My headaches/migraines started at 41 and have been constant for 2 years now. It is such a hard slog, especially with kids and working. Like you, I am hoping some of the lovely ladies on here can share their stories that after meno they got better.

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      It so hard raising kids and having head pain isn't it?! .The two just don't mix! Mine are older now and it's definitely getting easier. Really hope we find some answers x

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      I'm in the same boat, 39 turning 40 in July. My worst peri symptoms started about a year ago but headaches started about 6years ago. I have two young kids and a fulltime job so I know exactly how you feel. I am so sick of these daily headaches and ear pressure. I never knew peri can cause all these crazy symptoms. I hope it gets better soon.

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      It sure is a tough raising kids whilst dealing with head pain and all of the other wonderful symptoms we deal with during peri (I seem to have all of the ones listed and more!) Take care x

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      I never realised that all of these symptoms were part of peri either which is why my health anxiety has been off the charts! I have had so many tests and specialist visits that there simply cannot be anything else wrong with me but hormones. Even my male GP, who said it couldn't possibly be hormones causing all of my symptoms has had to agree that it most likely is hormones!

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    Hello,

    I suffered with awful menstrual migraine for many, many years. My period stopped about 3 years ago. 2 without one at all and so have my migraines. I still think my body follows a pattern of some sort as I still get a headache when I probably would have gotten a period, about 4 times a year but they are treated with a couple of paracetamol and ibuprofen. That works if I catch it quickly. The migraines seemed to have dissipated just like my period.

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