Did I increase too fast?
I've been on progesterone for a few years, trying to find the right dose and get rid of migraine. (I have 175 mg troches and yes, I know you think I should switch to cream which will probably happen soon. Too many other changes at the moment, but switching to a cream is a goal.)
A few months ago I decided to wean off the progesterone due to frequent bleeding. Under doctor's supervision I eventually got down from 1/2 troche twice a day to 1/8 troche twice a day. The migraines were atrocious, and have been ever since.
So THEN we decided to increase it again, working up to 1/4 troche twice a day (first half-cycle) and 1/2 troche twice a day (second half-cycle). So I would be taking it all month to prevent migraines at the beginning of my cycle, but at different levels to prevent all the break-through bleeding.
Now for my question: Why have I had a constant debilitating migraine for the past FOUR WEEKS? Should I go to the hospital?
You should know:
1) Basically, I have gone up from 1/8 troche twice a day to 5/8 troche twice a day in the past six weeks. Would that increase cause estrogen to shoot up and give me more headaches? Should I have made the increase more gradual?
2) My doctor also recently put me on a low glycemic index diet for hypoglycemia. So I have not been eating sugar for three weeks. But I would think any withdrawal headaches would be gone by now...?
3) Spring is springing here. Could the weather be causing this nonstop headache?
Please help. I have a husband and a two-year-old who need me.