(Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa)
Help me please! I'm a 34 year old woman suffering from severe migraines. When I go to the doctor they usually just prescribe the normal 'migraine cocktails' or preventative medications, and tell me to stress less.
After taking a closer look at what is inside these pills I just couldn't take it! I'm also struggling to fall pregnant so I then went to an infertility specialist to help, he did some tests (blood tests) and said that my hormones are normal, yet through all of my research on the web I can only come to one conclusion that my hormones are completely out of whack!! the specialist also found out that I had endometriosis and I received surgery to remove it. After the surgery the migraines were just more severe and 3 months later I'm also still not pregnant.
I have noticed that these migraines are linked to my periods. it usually starts about a week before I ovulate and then again a week before my period starts.
I am not on any contraception but did use to have a mirena and I think this device is to blame for my current hormone imbalance. Once the mirenas hormones were finished I started to get extreme acne and then the migraines also started...
Since I cant find a doctor who believes that my hormones are imbalanced, I found a test on the internet to see if my symptoms are related to my hormones. I know that it might not be 100% accurate but at least it gave me an indication
that I have an estrogen dominance (or progesterone deficiency)
Do you have any tips or advice for me! I don't know what to do and cannot stand another doctor telling me its just inside my head!!