I've been having major problems with migraine headaches during perimenopause.
At your website, you instruct as follows: "As a prevention, women should take 100 - 200 mg. of progesterone per day. If the migraine or nausea has started, increase the dose to 400-500 mg. per day. Once the headaches have diminished, the dose should be lowered slowly, over a number of weeks."
The problem that I am experiencing is that my headaches are not going away. I take 200 mg. of progesterone daily in order to prevent the headaches, but they come anyway. When I jack the dosage up to 350 or 400 mg., the headaches still remain. Normally, migraine headaches only last anywhere from two hours to 3 days, but it seems like mine never go away no matter how much progesterone I take. Granted, the migraines are not severe, but one does get tired of living with a dull ache.
When I jack up the progesterone, the headaches diminish somewhat, and I get happy because I think that they're going away. But then, later on in the day, I feel that dull ache returning once more.
I'm discouraged. These headaches are wearing me out and are really sapping the life out of me.
Why isn't the progesterone alleviating the headaches?