I have suffered from migraines for over 20 years. A few weeks ago I stopped taking the combined estrogen pill as it made migraines worse. Neurologist and ob/gyn thought progesterone- only might be the way to go. However, after 3 weeks and like clockwork- I started my period- and had horrendous migraine with vomiting, just as I did with the combo pill. I only made it through 2 months of the other pill, and I was wondering if any other migraneurs out there had any luck using this method after 2 months. I have experienced hives on neck, acne on forehead, severe breast tenderness as well. Just curious if any users found this type of treatment helpful for migraine prevention. I know my main trigger is hormone related. Neuro suggested Lupron if this method does not work, but that is another question! Thanks for your input!
Norethindrone - Has taken this pill helped with migraine?
- 31 Dec 2016 by zemiak
- 30 December 2016
- migraine, norethindrone, progesterone, estrogen, ob/gyn, neurology, pill, estrogens
Sorry your having so much trouble with your migraines. I too have suffered from them for about twenty years. I've been on every drug on the planet only to have relief then unknown reasons meds would stop working but mine come from stress, barometric pressure ( like when weather changes) or changes of seasons. I found much relief with a preventive med called Neurontin or Gabapentin. It's used to treat over active nerves or nerve damage and to prevent migraines. I've never been prescribed BC for my headaches but I've been on Norethindrone or Lupron for other medical issues. It stops your ovaries from releasing eggs, basically stopping your period but I still had monthly PMS symptoms. So it may not be the best drug to try since your headaches revolve around your cycle and it's a type of drug that they typically use to use to shut down ovaries in hopes it prevents infertility during chemotherapy treatments. Maybe try the Neurontin, it's made a world of difference in the frequency and severity of pain in my migraines. Best of luck, migraines just suck!
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