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Hi all, I'm a new member. I'm not sure if I am putting this on the correct forum or not. I'm 44, healthy, have had 2 children (in my 20's) and have been on birth control pill since the birth of the last one 20 years ago. I don't really have any real signs of menopause except for 2 years ago, I began getting awful headaches a few days before my period. I told my dr. about it and she immediately said it's your hormones plummeting at that time due to age. She prescribed me progesterone pills and estradiol to use at various times during my cycle. I've was on it for over a year and no change at all in the headaches. In fact, I noticed nothing from using the progesterone and estrogen at all. I was told since I was getting nothing from it, to go ahead and stop using it.
Wanted to also mention, I have no other symptoms. No hot flashes, no heavy period, no depression, nothing, JUST the horrible migraine like headaches that can last for several days. No medicines help at all. I also don't get headaches at any other time of the month so it's definitely related to my cycle somehow.
Pharmacist who is the hormone specialist (at a compounding pharmacy) suggested I try a supplement called DIM. That was the most awful experience ever. Within 36 hours, I had a crippling migraine and was vomiting all night. I stopped after 3 pills and was better. Threw it in the trash.
I don't know what else to do and neither does my dr. Has anyone here experienced anything similar who can offer any insight on what I can do. I feel there are no other options from my dr.
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