I struggle with menstruation related migraine, can anyone help me?

by Benthe Ulseth

Hello,i am a 32 year old woman from Norway. I have a question about jusing progesterone for menstruation related migraine. I have always struggle with a lot of migraine from, the period of ovalating and through menstuation week.The migraine is so painfull that i can't do anything. I just lay in a dark room for days. I also struggle with Pms issues such as: fatigue, brainfog, moodswings,depression and i'm very pale in the face.

The last year i have used Utrogestran 100 mg(progesterone) from dag 15- 27 of my period cycle.It has had a very good effect on my depression and it's fortunately gone. I have noted that the the menstrual period is a little bit easier. Now i have migraine in menstruation week.The migraine is still a huge problem and it is so painful.It destroys my life every month.I also have a lot of menstruation pain the first 3 days. The fatigue, brainfog, moodswings i still struggle with. I want to sleep all day long in this period.

My question is: Can i use a larger dose of Utrogestan to prevent menstruation migraine and pms? Mayby my dose is so small? I think utrogestran exist's in 200- 400 mg tablets.

And what about sideeffects when using a higher dose?

I hope anyone can help me and answer this questions.

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Apr 17, 2013
I struggle with menstruation related migraine, can anyone help me?
by: Wray

Hi Benthe Progesterone is excellent for Migraines, but you do need to use more, 100mg/day is the least I recommend. I would suggest you try 200mg/day, if that doesn't help then go up to 400mg/day. Many women in fact find the 400mg/day a better amount, particularly if symptoms are bad, as yours are. This amount should help the PMS too. I would also suggest you open the capsules and add the contents to a small amount of skin cream, and apply it to your skin. Oral progesterone is the least effective Delivery system, "The liver and gut region removed a mean of 96 per cent of the progesterone entering these tissues", see here. There are no adverse side effects to using high amounts of progesterone. You might like to read these comments here, here and here. We have a page on How to use progesterone cream which has more info. And please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance. Take care Wray

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