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Migraine and hormones...is timing a helpful clue to determine imbalance?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 08, 2011 at 11:32 PM

So, I get migraines, usually one every month, usually on day four five or six of my cycle. Many years ago, when I initially cut out grains, starches and sugars, I went from three or four migraines a month to the one. My migraines began when I was eighteen, and had a miscarriage, and started taking the pill. I have not had a hormone panel done, nor do I have the money to do a hormone panel. Being a nutritional therapist, and prone to self experimentation, I have tried cutting out everything under the sun out of my diet, as well as a wide variety of supplements in the many years that I have been losing these days from my life on a regular basis. I have read that premenstrual migraines are occuring when estrogen and progesterone drop to their lowest levels of the cycle, and are therefore an indicator of a woman being insufficient in these hormones. So, my question is: what does the timing of my migraines several days into my cycle tell me about my hormone levels? Thanks!

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on September 09, 2011
at 02:07 AM

Thanks, I've had years of chiropractic care in the past that didn't help with migraines...I don't digest kelp very well, and I do take minerals already. None of the regular remedies ever make any impact...I've lived with this issue for nineteen years now, but will never get used to it, and will always search for a cure.

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on September 09, 2011
at 01:07 AM

I would take a trace mineral supplement such as Nature Sunshine's herbal trace minerals from kelp and alfalfa or a similar type. Trace minerals are so hard to keep up with, even with the healthiest diet. I feel much better after day 3 or 4, myself and I've never had migraines so I can't relate exactly. Chiropractic care is very helpful for regulating menstrual periods, also, especially if it is a structural problem that has interfered with nervous system regulation of the body.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on September 09, 2011
at 02:07 AM

Thanks, I've had years of chiropractic care in the past that didn't help with migraines...I don't digest kelp very well, and I do take minerals already. None of the regular remedies ever make any impact...I've lived with this issue for nineteen years now, but will never get used to it, and will always search for a cure.

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on September 09, 2011
at 12:24 AM

I don't know the answer but your pattern is identical to mine (and I am now 52). Eliminating gluten grains did most of the job of eliminating the migraines, but the end of the cycle mild migraine still occurs almost monthly.

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on September 09, 2011
at 07:12 PM

I agree keep looking for answers, it could be something really unexpected. I do tell friends to adjust for EMF's from wireless that's now ubiquitous, appliances, etc. I actually wear magnetic gloves at night during the heavy days of my period and it works.

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