Sudden spike at age 50

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Sudden spike at age 50

Post  doximom on Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:37 am

Hi all,

Haven't posted in a while. For the past year, have had decent success with Zomig nasal spray and Fioricet. Started on Topomax but stopped even with a low dose -- made me nauseous. Turned 50 in August, and about 2 months later suddenly having 3-4 migraines a month has increased to 2x a week. The 2x a week are big ones -- I don't even count the minor headaches anymore. Currently at work fighting vertigo and nausea from yesterday's migraine. Some have aura, some do not. Some are up at a 9 or 10 in pain, some are not. Some come with nausea, some do not. Too my horror, Zomig has become much less effective all of a sudden.

I am female so I'm thinking it's the dreaded perimenopause. Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks for letting me vent. I have 2 in college and want to visit them, but the thought of a migraine on the road, or while I'm there, it's just so disheartening.

Doxi

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Re: Sudden spike at age 50

Post  Migrainegirl on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:34 am

My migraines started at 46. While there were other issues (bulging disk in neck and family history), I think perimenopause had a lot to do with it. After trying pretty much everything, to no avail, I found natural progesterone supplements helped a lot at bringing down the frequency. (From 80% to about 20%).

If you want to try this find a good naturalpathic doctor in your area. They will do blood tests to determine where your hormones are at to figure correct dosages. Supplements may cost around $20-$100 per month depending on what all you take. While insurance usually does no cover it, I thought it was totally worth it.

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