I have suffered with migraines since I was young. I get 1 per month, they last 3 days and I am floored. Latter I think they are linked with ovulation and my period. The last couple of months they have been getting worse. 3 months ago it lasted 4 days, the last 2 months they have lasted 6 days and I have been ill. The only time it doesn't hurt is when I am sleeping.

I'm 40, had 2 laps & novasure but still get a tiny period every month. Don't take the pill and haven't had a mirena for over a year & a half.

Had full blood tests today as cant shake the fatigue and I am getting pain all over (legs, knees, hips, lower back, shoulder, neck, groin, usual endo pain) along with daily nausea.

Anyone else had anything similar?


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  • Hi there,

    I am from NZ living in the UK.

    I used to get migraines after nights on ambulance, especially if my period was due.

    For me there were certain triggers for it.

    Since being in the UK I have had them if I get really sore shoulders and neck from volleyball or hedge trimming.

    I use a wheat bag and massage to help control them, but they are much less with the Vitamins I take to control endo pain and symptoms.

    Vitamin B6 and Magnesium 10 days before your period was what my naturopath recommended.

    However, now due to fixing endo with diet and vitamins I haven't had one since.

    I suggest it worth looking at the book The Period Repair Manual, by Dr Lara Briden.

    Hope that helps


  • Hi, thanks for your reply. My triggers are chocolate and cheese so I totally cut these out my diet. I am also gluten free/mostly alcohol free (with the exception of special occasions).

    I have signed up to Lara Briden's FB and newsletters. Very interesting about the B6 and mag and I will look in to this.

    Many thanks! x

  • Yep, plagued by migraines too - which usually go hand in hand with bowel/tummy troubles, and happen at least once a month. So far I'm laid up for no more than a day but afterwards I feel like I have a nasty bout of flu - shakes, sore skin, nausea, joint pain - the only difference being I don't have a cold.

    I was diagnosed with ME/CFS after speaking with a GP about the fatigue, and being referred to a specialist, but I'm not sure whether it's all the adeno and possibly endo (awaiting lap at BSGE Centre).

    Hope you get some answers!

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