Went straight from Nuvaring to Menopause
I just turned 50 and have taken some type of birth control since my early 20's. The latest has been the nuvaring that I've taken for the last 10 years. I've always "cycled" my birth control due to headaches. I also take some preventive medicine for the headaches.
Once I turned 50 my GYN Dr. told me she would not refill the nuvaring prescription. I stopped using it and within 3 days I hit a bad headache. My GO Dr. gave me a Toradol shot. I was headache free for a few days. When the headache came back I called my Gyn to discuss options. She ordered a blood test to see if I could be in menopause. I was! Great, I guess. I didn't have to experience all of the pre-menopause symptoms. But, my head still hurts!!!!
So, here are my questions. Having taking birth control for so long, could I be estrogen dependent? Are the headaches just from stopping hormones cold turkey? The Gyn prescribed HRT but has me questioning if I really want to take that now. I do take thyroid medicine for hypothyroidism. My TSH reading is all over the place year to year.
I just don't know what I should do know. Please share some advise.