I am almost 48 years old and have been on Depo Provera for about 8 years. I took it due to menstrual migrains. With Depo, I never got my period. No period, no headaches. Typically, I'd get a migraine when I was due for another shot. The headaches never lasted more than 3 days.
This week, I've got one that's on day 4. It's a doozy. Even Zomig won't kill this one and it's always worked before. It knocks it down, but won't take it away completely. Due for my shot in 2 weeks.
Now for the questions. 1. How can I tell if I'm beginning menopause since I don't get my period?
2. Does Depo ease the other symptoms like hot flashes? I seem to get reallly hot early in the morning, right before I wake up. Nothing really during the day.
3. Will the Depo skew a hormone blood test?
4. After menopause is over, do migraines caused by menstruation go away?
I don't want to go off Depo, the headaches are too painful.
I wish I had a answer for you. I'm starting the shots to lessen the hot flashes, migraines and heavy bleeding. Bloodwork checking hormone levels can be checked to find out if menopause is beginning.
I hope you feel better soon & per my gyno this is one of the best treatment options with the addition of vitamin E.
Thankfully, my migraine episode ended on 3/10. It lasted 9 days. Longest stretch ever with a migraine. I'm now keeping a calendar to see if there's any pattern. How much vitamin E do they recommend per day?
Well, the migraines are back. I've had two in the last three days, with a day break in between. Also back is the crampiness. Today, had what I think was my first daytime hot flash. I turned all red and felt like a 300 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
I hope this doesn't go on for years. I'll jump off a darn bridge!