Re: MS, Menstrual Cycle and Migraines
Ill add that I too, have noticed an increase in symptoms around my cycle. I have had some extreme problems with my cycle ever since going on a clinical trial almost 3 years ago for Estrogen. My gyn believes the high amounts of estrogen are finally out of my system; however the trouble continues. Migranes are a part of my life as well.
We have tried a nasal spray called Migranol, which really seems to help, unfortunately you have to use it at the onset of the headache, and i am not always aware that one is coming. If I wait until its full blown, its too late. Then, I resort to one of the OTC migrane pills and wait for it to pass. Because I work in sales and am often on the road, I spend my life trying to "get home" and "lay down" often enough due to these headaches.
You are not alone! Cycles seem to affect all of in different ways- before the headaches started, I always felt less balanced, both physically and cognitively when it was "that time" and I also have additional pain in my already compromised hands and fingers. I kind of had to learn to live with it, but like Snoopy said, wait anxiously for the day when my hormones no longer control my life!
Your not alone! Feel better!
RRMS- dx 05