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Menopause and migranes
ttrees posted:
I had a hystorectomy in Dec 2012. Since then I have suffered from severe headaches every month. I didnt think they would be hormone related until recently. I kept thinking it was sinus related but nothing would work to relieve the syptoms. I have no other issues with the menopause (no hotflashes,etc)just the headaches.What should I do?
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear trees,
It is always difficult to say if one's headaches are hormonally caused, or caused by other issues. You definitely want to speak to your health care provider, to try to figure this out. If your headaches are related to a lack of estrogen, which does happen periodically to women in perimenopause, a low dose of estrogen, in a pill, patch or gel form can be very helpful. If the headaches are not related to a lack of estrogen, it won't help at all. So do speak with your health care provider, to come up with a plan.
Hope you feel better soon,
Mary Jane

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