Migraine Headaches

by Lorraine
(New Mexico)

Hi, Wray!

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?


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Jul 10, 2015
migraine help
by: R.

Hi -

I thought I'd share with you my experience with migraines in hope that it helps you. My daughter has battled with many health issues, one of them being migraines. We have been using natural progesterone as therapy for them and had seen some improvement, but not until she changed her diet did they disappear altogether!
As soon as we removed ALL grain from her diet (any source of gluten, rice, corn, soy, beans, nuts) she stopped having headaches, migraines, you name it! We still use progesterone to monitor her monthly cycle (that's a whole other ball of wax!), but as far as the migraines go, the removal of grains allowed her body to rest so that the progesterone could better do its job!

There's lots of info out there about the connection of the two .... hope this helps!

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