Hi. This is my first posting. I had a partial hysterectomy in 2003. I have both ovaries and my cervix. Prior to my hysterectomy I was on birth control pills from the time I was 18 until 38. I had severe endometriosis. I started experiencing headaches shortly before my hysterectomy. I didn't think much of them. They weren't frequent or very severe. Since the hysterectomy they have gotten a lot worse. I have had MRI's and CT scans done and everything checked out normal. In the past two months I have been to the emergency room three times along with a two day hospital stay. I have been given various migraine/pain medications. My question is: Is it possible to have a hormone imbalance after a hysterectomy even though I still have my ovaries? Is it possible the 20 years I was on birth control caused me not to have the migraines? thanks
I never had a migraine in my life until I had an emergency hysterectomy. I am 46. I have both ovaries and my cervix. It has been 12 years and the hormonal suffering continues. Recently, a neurologist at Loyola told me that I needed psychiatric counselling and not to worry about my migraines. I am going to Rush to an internal medical doctor who specializes in women's issues. Look for someone who understands women's issues. I had kidney stones a few years ago and found that most urologists do not deal with women's issues. I found a fabulous Dr. who answered all of my questions related to female urology. I will keep looking for one who will address my migraines and hormones. Do not give up. I almost did.
I had a partial hysterectomy (still have my cervix and ovaries) exactly three weeks ago today. In addition to massive GI complications I have been having horrible migraines!!! I can totally relate to you and am desperate for answers if you have gotten any. I was also on both birth control pills and Depo Provera injections. I've been on Topamax as a preventative med for migraines since January. It was working well before the hysterectomy, but it definitely not working now. I'm using Relpax (it's like Imitrex) as needed - just about everyday - way too much for migraine pain and I know that it's really bad for me. I'm going to see my neurologist tomorrow. I'm going crazy from pain and I don't know what else to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Did anyone ever hear of a magnesium deficiency causing migraines?
To the above women; Migraines after hysterectomy
All of you should quickly find a endocrinologist that
specializes in bio-identical hormones. That doc should
test your blood and a 24 hour collection of your saliva to check both for hormonal imbalances. While you are locating that type of doc. get the book "From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well" and "Your Guide to Hysterectomy, Ovary Removal, & Hormone Replacement". You will find all your answers in those two very good books.
I also had a partial hysterectomy (only the uterus was removed)on Oct. 26,2009, I am 47 years old. I went through early menopause at 42 years old, and have been going to a endocrinologist for the past 1 & half years, and I am using the bio-identical hormones. On the tenth day after the hysterectomy I had my first migraine in 1 & half years, it is diffinently hormone related as I was instructed to up my daily dose of bio-identical progesterone cream.
If you really think about the drugs you ladies above mention taking, I don't think any of you have a dificiency in those drugs, also from your comments those drugs haven't cured your problem. You really need the right type of doc. - Endocrinologist & one that definitely uses Bio-Identical hormones. There are also some gyn & nurse practioners that specialize in bio-identical hormones. You can google all of those in your area to find that kind of help.
I just hate to hear of any woman suffering when it is just the lack of knowing what to do or which type of doc. to go to. You will feel more in control of your health when you read about how your body really works, hormones are a lot more important than what you think right now. To me knowledge is power, so I encourage you to read those books & I bet you will find yourself within
those pages. I really hope all of this is helpful to you all.
I am 39 years old, and had a my uterus removed(but kept both ovaries)Jan 11.2010. Two hours after reovery I got a migraine. Then another the next day. ...Two on the third day. Since jan 11, I have clocked more than 17 migraines (sometimes twice a day. For these attacks I take 2 oxycodone and 2-4gravol for the pain. If after one hour if I'm still in pain, I take half to one more of each. I'm 5'2" and 128 lbs. That's enough drugs to knock out a horse! In fact, I'm quite frankly surprised that I'm not an addict yet. My gyno told me that it was likely that my ovaries have gone into shock and the drop in hormones was the culprit. That sounded reasonable enough to me. So she prescribed some estrogen cream one a day on my arms, and explained to me that sometimes a hysterectomy can trigger early menopause in a few women. So far the cream has not helped with my migraines, but has helped marginally with the hormonal hurricane and grand mal freak-attack episodes, and I still have the hot flushes too. But, I have only been on the cream for a few days now. so.. we'll see what happens in a few weeks.
My migraines have always been in phase with my periods, but now they're every day. On a personal note, it really tick me off when doctors ask me if I'm SURE they're true migraines? Aura? Excess salivation? Visual tunnel vision? numbness? Eye-blistering agony? Skull pressure? Light sensitivity etc,.. and so forth? Yes to all! Just give me something for it, or just shoot me in head! Pick one, please!
Uh.... sorry. It's all very frustrating, you know?(Incidentally, I find it very curious that within minutes of delivering all three of each of my children, I got a migraines then too) Hormonal drop again!
Maybe someone has experienced something similar? I KNOW i'm not alone.
Since my partial hysterectomy, I only kept my overys, I too have had sever miagrains. Nothing stops them.
I can take hydrocodone 10/5 and 4 extra strenght Ibprofrin and a clozapan and still I am in sever pain. I lay in a dark room with a cold cloth and a fan going. I didnt get them before so I don't understand why I do now ? I thought I was alone until I read your post.
I HAD A TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY IN OCT 09......I HAVE BEEN ON THREE DIFFERENT TPYES OF HRT AND MY MIGRAINES ARE GETTING WORSE I AM SO OVER IT.....SO IM GOIN TO STOP ALL HRT AND SEE HOW I GO LIFE SUCKS WHEN YOUR IN PAIN
I had a partial hysterectomy in 1996 at age 34, I started getting migraines soon after but not really bad ones, but at age 38, bam....they were horrible. I wanted to die...I went to see every doctor known to man and tried so many things....nothing worked. I still suffer from them six to 12 days per month. I've recently been taking vitamin D and Magnesium every day and its taken the edge off of the migraines....but they are still terrible. The pain, vomitting, is hell. Doctors kept telling me a partial hysterectomy isnt to blame..ya right! I was fine before I had it. I hope that some day they will go away or get less painful...that is the only thing keeping me going..hope!
I had a Hysterectomy 2004 and on the lowest homones pilss you can take I cry and have bad headaches I know cancer runs in my family but my sex life went down and my bones I have to get a new pill to help me I can't live with the hot flashes the homones the hospital put me on after I had my gallblader took out is suger,,i going beack to my GYN this is crazy I'm 46 years old and my bones hurt I so not feel my self and I don't like it..
I just recently had a partial hysterectomy 6 weeks ago (uterus and cervi) kept both ovaries. I have suffered migraines since the age of 16 I am 34 and I have had many trips to the E.R since my hysterectom I have been experiencing daily headaches. Before surgery it would come monthly with my period and also with stress but maybe only 3 migraines a month. I have been on Topamax and Elavil for years and have been on every rescue med you can think of. Now with daily headaches I dont know what I am going to do. I pray for all of you and hope that you have found some quality of life