looking for a little reassurance
I have searched your website almost non-stop looking for the answers to my various questions, most of which I found. Thank you for all your efforts. Unfortunately now I find myself at a point where I need some reassurance, of my own.
I am 49 years old and perimenopausal, still having regular cycles. I have 6 children, the youngest is 14. At the time I began to notice changes in my body, I also had an increase in migraine symptoms, which about 3 years ago began to include vertigo (vestibular migraine). The vertigo is very distressing, making me unable to work or make plans. I thought I was doing everything I could by my 'migraine' diet and lifestyle changes, until in the last few months, during (and following) my first anovulatory cycle (I record my temp every morning), things became much worse. During one week I had severe room-spinning vertigo every day, lasting hours and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The rest of the time, I had vertigo every few days.
I have always felt there was a hormonal link to my migraine headaches, and the vertigo is the same, so after lots of research, and having my levels checked (P:E 50:1) I have started using Natpro. I use 416mg progesterone per day, in 3 divided doses, and have used it for 5 weeks. I know it is working in my body because my sore breasts (which I have had for about 6 years) have stopped hurting these last few days, and my periods have been affected. This cycle was also anovulatory, but I haven't had any full-on vertigo this time (thank goodness!), although the headaches and wooziness and general hangover feeling are still with me constantly.
I would like to know that I'm on the right track. That there is and end to this. I feel like I'm morning sick, and I know that feeling well! Even the smell of my husband's deodorant this morning almost made me throw up. I haven't felt this 'sick' for over 14 years! (No, I'm not pregnant).
I take 10000iu's Vit D, 3000mg fish oil, and 400mg B2 each day and use magnesium oil. I eat healthily, no fast food, no alcohol, no caffeine etc, and am a healthy weight. I also spend some time in the sun each day, without burning of course.
Everyone is different I know, so I'm not looking for a timeline (though it sure would be nice!) but just some encouragement. I'm going to keep going because it makes so much sense to me, but I would like to be told that I will feel better, and that the rest of my life is not going to be like this.
Thanks for everything you do to help others,