Weekly migraines after menopause
(El Paso tx )
When I went through menopause 10 years ago I began to get migraines. I started bioidentical hormones estradiol progesterone and testosterone. As time went on the migraines worsened until one day they began to occur every week - usually 3 days in a row. I got a saliva test done and my levels of progesterone were off the charts high. Don't remember what the other levels were. I stopped the progesterone and continued with the estradiol. I finally got off the estradiol about three years ago.
I also have been working with diet and supplements eating all organic food. Lots of cooked vegetables and moderate animal protein. Mostly ketogenic. Anyway nothing has helped these migraines after ten years - although after I stopped the hormones they did get less intense. But I still have 2-5 of them every week pretty much. So between about 12 and 15 per month. Since I went off the hormones I have steadily declined in other ways: less energy, more fatigue, loss of muscle tone, vaginal atrophy and oh yeah, uterine prolapse! Geez.
I would appreciate any recommendations or insights you might have regarding this.