I have Hemiplegic migraines without the headache/ head pain. I had never suffered migraine until Perimenopause a few years ago. It seems that my only triggers are hormonal relating to my menstrual cycle. I saw a Professor Neurologist last year and he disagreed they were triggered by my cycle. ( he said only menstrual migraines were) he also didn't give me any treatment as I don't get the head pain but suggested vitamin b.
Anyway my episodes have increased lately. I had 5 on day 22 and 7 on day 23. Now I'm on day 7 and I have had one this morning. I am likely to get some more today and tommorow if it follows my normal pattern.
Does anyone have any info regarding hormonal causes. Before Christmas I did two months of testing sex hormones. Oestrogen and testosterone were low in both tests and progesterone was low and normal. Is it the surges, the fall in hormones or the being low? Is this something that could be helped with bio identical hormones? I thought the doctor I went to might help but if he doesn't even believe they are triggered by my cycle then I have to look elsewhere. I don't seem to have any other triggers. I have kept a diary for a while now but I can predict when they will hit due to where I am in my cycle.
Can anyone identify with this and is there any hope of eliminating them/ lessening them as they are seriously impairing my life lately.
I do have an under active thyroid and when starting treatment the migraines completely went away for months only to return again.
Thanks for any thoughts