Do you take a direct t3? I read somewhere recently that if you are prone to migranes, a lack of direct t3 can leave you WIDE open to them. I don't think Nuerologists know this...
I know I'm a big migrainer myself...and when I was more severly hypo the headaches were killer.
Magnesium is a great way to give your migranes a rest. So says my doc. My Nuerologist suggested Riboflavin and Magnesium to stave them off. I also read somewhere, that you have to watch certain foods, smells, smoke, and get plenty of rest.
Also, its a good idea to make sure your never constipated and provide the body good eliminations.
Headaches were one of my biggest complaints when I went to my doc for diagnosis several years ago. Now that my levels are optimized, the headaches are few and far between, and also less severe.
As others have pointed out, Magnesium is often deficient in headache sufferers. MAgnesium is often deficient in diabetics (thyroid often causees poor sugar control, too). Magnesium is often deficient in thyroid patients, as well, so that is a very likely cause. Make sure you are getting plenty of magnesium. I would recommend at least 500mg a day.
Some other benefits of treating magnesium deficiency: helps with constipation (another hypo symptom); helps to treat/prevent kidney stones and other calcium deposits; helps utilize Calcium; good for heart and blood vessel health; reduces or eleminates muscle tremors and spasms...
I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...
Oh My GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the post which describes me exactly !!!! I feel so glad not to be all alone. (Not wishing the headaches on you, though !!!)
I have had migraines since I was 10 years old - and I got used to them. I used to be able to work all day with the.
The headaches now ( I am Hashi's hypo) are SO-SO much worse. If it isn't a migraine, it is a feeling that my head is going to explode - especially at the base of my skull, and behind my eyes into my forehead. Otherwise it is just "there" and it makes me feel very dizzy and kind of off balance. I have pain meds to take - they don't touch these headaches.
I am hoping to start on Mag injections once a week very soon. Mag is such an important mineral.
Thanks for posting this ...... you have made my evening !!
Now to go lie back down - YUCK - this is NOT fun :+(
Wishing you good health - and a headache free day.
wooow I missed all these replies. Healthboards did not update my email for some reason.
Anyways I want to state that I have not been diagnosed with any sort of thyroid disease. My sumptoms are just suspiciously close to that of a hypothyroid person. Also my mother has thyroid problems.(had her thyroid removed years back)
Although headache(Rember CONSTANT headaches, not migranes) are my worst symptom all my symptoms that I suffer from are as follows:
Dementia(not really dementia, more of a brain fog)
Low sex drive
Allergies and extremely dry sinus
Breathing Problems/Pain in throat and lungs especially with exercise
Symptoms worsen with heat
Under developed bone mass
Low blood presure(to low to even donate blood)
Low body temp.(averages about 93)
Believe me. I have tried searching everywhere for a possible cure. I have seen over 20 different specialists most of which specialise in different areas of medicine. Hundreds and Hundreds of blood tests have been done. Nothing out of the normal yet.
However I have about 5 ideas of what could be wrong. Thyroid disease is still one of them.
From your list of symptoms - thyroid comes to mind -
As well as CFIDS. The constant headaches are a big part of the neuro aspect of chronic fatigue.
Have you taken a look at the chronic fatigue form on this board ??? Might be interesting ???
Wishing you all the best - none of this is any fun. Sometimes I think we have to be our own biggest advocate, and take it from there. Hopefully you have a good doc who will listen and try to help you sort this out.
My headache is at about a level 6 today - hope yours is a little better. They just NEVER go away !!!