How much progesterone is helpful in preventing menstrual migraines?
I have chronic migraines that have not responded to preventatives. They are much worse on days 1-14 of my cycle, and better on days 14-28.
My doctor started me on a progesterone troche (100 mg) that seemed to help lessen the headaches this last cycle, but now I am having break-through bleeding (starting on day 13) and my bleeding just increased quite a bit, even though it is still 3 days before my period is supposed to start.
My doctor suggested I go off the progesterone because of the bleeding, but I am reluctant to give up the benefits I felt last month. Do you have any suggestions?