August 25, 2009


Let me first give you a little bit of history.

I'm 25, I had my first migraine when I was 8 at Children's Theater in B'ham, AL. Because of where it happened, my parents and my pediatrician thought that I had the migraine because of the bus ride. I continued to have migraines about once every six months or so when I was a child. Then, when I was a teenager, I got them ALL THE TIME!!! It was horrible and my parents thought that it was because I wore perfume, or because I was tired, or because the seasons had changed. After I went off to college, I got on BCP to prevent pregnancy and nothing more. I started to notice that my migraines were much better and that they rarely came around unless I was under tremendous stress. Once I graduated from college I stayed on BCP until the relationship that I was in ended and I could no longer afford them. I noticed that my migraines came back and would make an appearance about once a month. Mr. Bud and I started dating and I quickly got on NuvaRing thinking that this would help to prevent pregnancy and everything would be great. NOT SO MUCH - I had to get off of the "ring" because it "caused me to have a second puberty" with all the hormonal issues it brought on. And this is when we realized the cause of the migraines.

Would you believe that the migraines are from the amount of estrogen my body is producing? Well, baby, it is!!!! I never really thought about it when he said this because he put me on another type of BCP and everything was fine. Maybe a migraine once every three months or so and usually right before AF showed up.

Well, this morning I temped and my temperature went up .02 degrees and wouldn't you know it, I got a migraine. I hate that it happened but, it explains so much. After 3 Tylenol, sleep and 3 hours of missed work, it is now just a dull pain on the right side of my head.
And to think, my family thought it was outside factors bringing them on. Nope, as the gynecologist said - I just produce a large amount of estrogen every month, more so then normal and this causes my migraines. Now the question is, what do I do about this without the aid of BCP?

Hope this helps someone!!


Dandelion Bud said...

I'm shocked that no one ever mentioned that possibility to you before. It's widely accepted that migraines are hormonally induced and cyclical in nature ( related to a woman's cycle).

I hope you feel better soon.

Sugar Bud said...

Nope, just my new gynecologist. He stated it right off, though.

Dandelion Bud said...

well, then I hope you like the new gyn, because finally you have someone who knows what they're talking about!

Sugar Bud said...

yep, he is GREAT!!


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