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Menstrual Migraines

I had my first migraine at 14 after onset of menses. From 17 -27 I took birth control pill and had no migraines. I stopped pill when I started to get headaches at 27. I am now 47 and they are more intense and frequent as I age.

I get migraines with ovulation and with my period. Sometimes the migraine starts a day or two before period. A few days after my period has stopped I have spotting and a migraine happens again with the spotting.

I usually wake up with my migraine at 3 or 4 am. It is mostly on the left side. I feel some relief with pressure on my forehead and back of neck. I have tightness in shoulders and back of neck. I am very light, noise, smell sensitive. I am always cold but when I have a bad migraine I flush with heat.

When I wake with morning migraines, I feel nauseous, I am very thirsty, and I have to use the bathroom - copious urine and somewhat loose bowel movement.

I have tried the Hylands migraine combo with no help.

Thank you!
 
  vossr on 2013-07-13
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write yes or no in front of the u/m symptoms.

Sudden, intense ailments from fright.
Anxiety and restlessness with complaints.
Fears that do not subside.
Faintness or dizziness upon waking up.
Sudden fever with one cheek red, the other pale
Intolerance of pain.
Painful urination with anxiety
Pains followed by numbness and tingling.
Eye pain and injuries
Throbbing headache.
Unquenchable thirst.



Emotional upset
Fear
Anxiety
Extended period of unusual or continued mental exertion
Dizziness
Diarrhea
Craving for sweets and salt. Craving for strong flavors.
Enthusiastic and suggestible, with a tendency toward peculiar thoughts and impulses.





Anxious
Anxiety associated with later stages of head cold, with sneezing
Asthma worse after midnight, fears suffocation while lying down
Fearful
Irritable
Restless
Sleepiness but insomnia
Thirsty for frequent small drinks
Weak and exhausted
Desires air but sensitive to cold
Vomiting with or without diarrhea after eating and drinking



Increased perspiration
Night sweats
Cold hands and feet
Dizziness
Nausea
Ravenous hunger
Aversion to fats
Craving for eggs
Eyes sensitive to light
Pale face
Large appetite with slow digestion





Nervousness
Apprehension
Anxiety prior to an examination or public performance
Fatigue and aching of whole body
Limbs, head, eyelids heavy
Headache
Scalp sore to touch
Sore throat
Lack of thirst
Dizziness, trembling, fatigue, dullness



Vomiting
Sensation of a lump in the throat
Chills with fever
Thirst during chills
Chills relieved by warmth
Cramping pains in the abdomen or back
Headaches that feel like a nail driven into the side of the head
Skin very sensitive to drafts
Introspective
Sad
Brooding
Tearful
Rejects company
Disappointed
Grieving
Insomnia from emotional distress
Nausea relieved by eating
Eating intensifies hunger



Exhaustion
Deep anxiety and inability to cope
Headaches
Jumpy and oversensitive
Startled by ordinary sounds
Backaches
Nervous digestive upsets

Shakes head without any apparent cause
Facial contortions
Gassy, constipation or diarrhea
Sour belching
Claustrophobia
Irritability
Digestive upsets with gas and bloating
Craves sweets, warm food and drink
Night cough
Wants to be alone
Cranky on waking
Bullying tendency
Fear of failure
Breaking down under stress


Tongue feels dry
Mucous membranes dry
Nausea
Insomnia
Claustrophobia
Migraine headache
Vomiting
Pains around eyes
Craves salt and dry foods
Weepy but won't let others see it. (Wants to be alone to cry.)
Consolation aggravates them
Angry from isolation
Fright, grief, anger
Nervous, discouraged, broken down
Depressed


Anxious
Fearful
Weak
Associated with hoarseness
Tight heavy chest
Dry rasping cough
Burning pains in stomach, abdomen, between shoulder blades
Thirst for cold drinks that are vomited
Nausea
Night sweats


Sensitive
Weepy
Wants attention and sympathy
Changeable symptoms and moods
Craves open air
Sensitive to heat
Dry mouth with lack of thirst
Rich food upsets stomach
Insomnia from recurring thought
Head colds
Loose cough, worse at night
Delayed menstrual period with scanty flow



Worry
Overwork
Headaches
Difficulty concentrating
Exhaustion,
Over sensitivity
Overreact and devote attention to tiny details
Low stamina


In addition to the above would request your wife's symptoms as under.
SENSATIONS
(Note: - Sensations are also important and should be especially noticed. For sensations of pain, of all kind see section 5. The special sensations may occur in any part of the body, or internally or in the head or extremities. Give the sensations in your own language to express it. No matter how simple or even ludicrous, it is necessary to give it.)
Examples: - It may be like a mouse or bug crawling; like wind blowing into the ears or eyes; as if someone was pulling a hair; as of a blow on the of a band or cord around the head; as though you had a cap on or hat; as a plug in the ears or some other place; as if another person lies along side of him, or that one limb is double; as if abdominal muscles were pushed out by arm of a child ;
as if boiling lead were pushing through rectum ; as if anus would fly to pieces during stool ; as if moisture, or a drop were running through the urethra back ; as if the year was grasped by an iron hand ; as if claws were grasping the bowels; as of a splinter in the throat or flesh like a string of thread on the tongue or in the throat; as if joint were dislocated; as; as if legs were made of wood.

(Note: - These are merely illustrations, a few which have occurred to other person, and are given that you may understand what is meant by sensations. Always give the locations as well of the sensations.)

BETTER OR WORSE
(Note 1 :- This section refers to each disease, each sickness and to every symptom. No matter what the trouble may be it is necessary to be refer to this section. Be sure that the aggravation or amelicration you notice is from the course given.)
(Note 2 :- The time of an aggravation or amelioration refers to the year, the month, the week, the day, the night, or the hour.)
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- State at what time your troubles or any single symptoms, is made better or worse.
- State what season of the year, what time in the month, whether the phases of the moon cause either, what part of the week, what hour of the day or night the trouble or single symptom comes on or is made better or worse.
- Is there any position which you may assume that causes a particular trouble or any single symptom to be better or worse? It may be when you first lie down; or after lying down awhile or rising after sitting or on sitting after standing, walking; walking much; walking in the house or in the open air, or in the cold air ; or at night; running, running rapidly or slowly; when stooping over, after
stopping, or on rising from stooping; leaning the head backwards, forwards; to one side or leaning the head on the table or the hand; lying with head high or low; lying in some particular position ; crawling on the hand + knees or some other or many possible positions.

- Does anything cause the trouble or a single symptom to be better or worse ? It may be reading ,writing , music ascending or descending the stirs or a hill, biting the teeth together ,blowing the nose , before or after one of the meals, breathing, breathing deeply, when chewing food, when eating or drinking, closing or opening the eyes , looking up, down or sideways, from heat, cold, from warm or cold air heat of stove or sun, dry or moist air going into the air or going into the warm, sunlight or lamplight from excitement, fight, grief, grief, sorrow fasting, some kind of food or drink
motion or quiet, when nose is discharging or is dry, from gratification of passions , scratching, rubbing, beginning of sleep, during a storm, thunder storm, snow storm, swallowing food, drinking of saliva, talking, singing, hearing other talk or sing, music touch, turning over in bed, covering up or uncovering, wet dry, windy or cloudy weather.
(Note 3:- The above is given to impress on the mind the great importance of noticing what may seem to be little things.)
At what age did you have your first menses?
- Had you any trouble before or during the first period?
- Have you, at any time, had you menses stopped or decreased by getting feet wet, from a general wetting, from cold, fright weakness, sickness or any other cause?
- Have menses been irregular or painful at /since a particular time?
- Are your menses too frequent, too seldom, delayed, regular, early, and late? If so how often do they come?
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- Do you have menses during the nursing of your child?
- Do you have the whites or nose bleed during menses?
- How long do menses last?
- Do excitement of exertion bring menses on?
- When does the flow increase, decrease or cease? Afternoon, day only, evening, lying down, morning, motion, at night only, walking? Mention only things that affect the flow?
- Character of the flow, describe the flow very carefully acrid, black, bright red, brown, changeable, clotted, lumpy, conspicuous, dark excoriating ( making parts sore) , fetid or foul ,greenish , gushing hot ( unduly so),membranous (shreds), milky, mucus,
- What is the odour?
- Is it pale, profuse, protracted (lasts two long) scanty, stingy, tenacious, thick, too thin, viscid, watery, dark clots to bright blood, etc. Give exact appearance and odour of the flow?
Before the menses
- Various troubles of the abdomen. Loss of a very great appetite. Troubles of the back. Difficulty in breathing. Troubles of the chest. Chill, chilliness, costiveness, cough, delirium, diarrhea, ear trouble, eructation, eruptions, eye troubles, face trouble, fainting, cold feet
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head troubles, headache, Leucorrhoea, pain in arms or legs, swelling, itching and soreness of the breasts, mental changes Nausea or vomiting, bleeding of nose, ovarian troubles, pain restlessness, sexual excitement, urinary trouble, great weakness or weakness, Describe all such troubles, and others as directed in various sections.
During Menses; - This refer to the time from the starting to the ending of the flow.
After The Menses: - Many of the troubles referred to above may occur after the menses. Give all the complaints carefully as above attach sheet.
Leucorrhoea (the whites ) :- Aluminous (like white of an egg ), biting, black bloody , brown, burning, clear, cold, cream like, dark, foetid or foul, like jelly, greenish, in gushes, honey colour, lumpy, mild or bland , milky, mucous, opaque, profuse purulent (matters) ropy, scalding, scanty, smarting, causing soreness, starchy, sticky, stiffening the lines, suddenly coming & going, tenacious, thick, thin, thready, transparent, watery, white, yellow
 
anuj srivastava 8 years ago
Hello, I am responding to the SYMPTOMS (below) in general, not just when I have a migraine. I hope that is correct.

write yes or no in front of the u/m symptoms.

N Sudden, intense ailments from fright.
Y Anxiety and restlessness with complaints.
N Fears that do not subside.
Y Faintness or dizziness upon waking up.
N Sudden fever with one cheek red, the other pale
N Intolerance of pain.
N Painful urination with anxiety
N Pains followed by numbness and tingling.
N Eye pain and injuries
Y Throbbing headache.
Y Unquenchable thirst.



N Emotional upset
N Fear
Y Anxiety
Y Extended period of unusual or continued mental exertion
N Dizziness
N Diarrhea
Y Craving for sweets and salt. Craving for strong flavors.
N Enthusiastic and suggestible, with a tendency toward peculiar thoughts and impulses.





Y Anxious
N Anxiety associated with later stages of head cold, with sneezing
N Asthma worse after midnight, fears suffocation while lying down
N Fearful
Y Irritable
Y Restless
N Sleepiness but insomnia
Y Thirsty for frequent small drinks
Y Weak and exhausted
Y Desires air but sensitive to cold
N Vomiting with or without diarrhea after eating and drinking



N Increased perspiration
Y Night sweats
Y Cold hands and feet
N Dizziness
N Nausea
N Ravenous hunger
N Aversion to fats
N Craving for eggs
Y Eyes sensitive to light
Y Pale face
N Large appetite with slow digestion





Y Nervousness
Y Apprehension
Y Anxiety prior to an examination or public performance
N Fatigue and aching of whole body
N Limbs, head, eyelids heavy
Y Headache
N Scalp sore to touch
N Sore throat
N Lack of thirst
N Dizziness, trembling, fatigue, dullness



N Vomiting
N Sensation of a lump in the throat
N Chills with fever
N Thirst during chills
Y Chills relieved by warmth
Y Cramping pains in the abdomen or back
Y Headaches that feel like a nail driven into the side of the head
Y Skin very sensitive to drafts
Y Introspective
N Sad
N Brooding
N Tearful
N Rejects company
N Disappointed
N Grieving
N Insomnia from emotional distress
Y Nausea relieved by eating
N Eating intensifies hunger



N Exhaustion
N Deep anxiety and inability to cope
Y Headaches
N Jumpy and oversensitive
N Startled by ordinary sounds
N Backaches
Y Nervous digestive upsets

N Shakes head without any apparent cause
N Facial contortions
Y Gassy, constipation or diarrhea
N Sour belching
N Claustrophobia
Y Irritability
Y Digestive upsets with gas and bloating
N Craves sweets, warm food and drink
N Night cough
N Wants to be alone
Y Cranky on waking
N Bullying tendency
N Fear of failure
N Breaking down under stress


N Tongue feels dry
N Mucous membranes dry
N Nausea
N Insomnia
N Claustrophobia
Y Migraine headache
N Vomiting
N Pains around eyes
Y Craves salt and dry foods
N Weepy but won't let others see it. (Wants to be alone to cry.)
N Consolation aggravates them
N Angry from isolation
N Fright, grief, anger
N Nervous, discouraged, broken down
N Depressed


Y Anxious
N Fearful
N Weak
N Associated with hoarseness
N Tight heavy chest
N Dry rasping cough
N Burning pains in stomach, abdomen, between shoulder blades
N Thirst for cold drinks that are vomited
N Nausea
Y Night sweats


N Sensitive
N Weepy
N Wants attention and sympathy
N Changeable symptoms and moods
N Craves open air
N Sensitive to heat
N Dry mouth with lack of thirst
N Rich food upsets stomach
Y Insomnia from recurring thought
N Head colds
N Loose cough, worse at night
N Delayed menstrual period with scanty flow



Y Worry
N Overwork
Y Headaches
Y Difficulty concentrating
N Exhaustion,
N Over sensitivity
N Overreact and devote attention to tiny details
Y Low stamina


In addition to the above would request your wife's symptoms as under.
SENSATIONS
During migraine -- sharp, prickly pain all over head and strong, throbbing pain over left eye. Pressure feeling over eyes and base of skull.

BETTER OR WORSE
(Note 1 :- This section refers to each disease, each sickness and to every symptom. No matter what the trouble may be it is necessary to be refer to this section. Be sure that the aggravation or amelicration you notice is from the course given.)
(Note 2 :- The time of an aggravation or amelioration refers to the year, the month, the week, the day, the night, or the hour.)
4
- State at what time your troubles or any single symptoms, is made better or worse.
- State what season of the year, what time in the month, whether the phases of the moon cause either, what part of the week, what hour of the day or night the trouble or single symptom comes on or is made better or worse.
- Is there any position which you may assume that causes a particular trouble or any single symptom to be better or worse? During migraine - better when I lay down, especially on left side. Worse - when I cannot lay down and am exposed to light, talking, thinking.

- Does anything cause the trouble or a single symptom to be better or worse ? Better - laying down, squeezing and massaging base of skull, rubbing forehead, brow bone, putting pressure on brow bone. Worse - can't lay down, light.


At what age did you have your first menses? 14
- Had you any trouble before or during the first period? NO
- Have you, at any time, had you menses stopped or decreased by getting feet wet, from a general wetting, from cold, fright weakness, sickness or any other cause? NO
- Have menses been irregular or painful at /since a particular time? Always irregular. Longer cycle than most: 30-31 days.
- Are your menses too frequent, too seldom, delayed, regular, early, and late? If so how often do they come? As I have aged, it has become more regular and very heavy. Younger, irregular and scant.
-
- Do you have menses during the nursing of your child? NO
- Do you have the whites or nose bleed during menses? NO
- How long do menses last? 3 - 4 days
- Do excitement of exertion bring menses on? NO
- When does the flow increase, decrease or cease? Afternoon, day only, evening, lying down, morning, motion, at night only, walking? Mention only things that affect the flow? Heavy in morning

- Character of the flow: Thin red, with dark red stringy chunks
- What is the odour? clean, blood, iron smelling

Before the menses
- I am VERY tired. I could sleep half of the day right before I get my period. I become bloated, constipated, crave sugar and salt. Late night craving. No cramps.

During Menses - Have good bowel movements after previous constipation, somewhat tired, but returning to normal, can have slight cramping for only a few hours. Heavy flow that goes through tampons and pads for Day 1. By Day 2 less heavy, day 3 light. Ends by day 4

After The Menses: - Still have migraine, especially at night. A few days after my period has stopped I have brownish, thick discharge and ALWAYS get a migraine with it. Lasts one - two days.
 
vossr 8 years ago
Nux Vom 200
15 drops in a cup containing an ounce of water,
sip one third of it, 15 minutes later sip the next third of it, and 15 minutes later take the last third of it.HALF AN HR BEFORE DINNER. dont repeat.


Kali Carb 200,five pills ones in three days. day 2,5,8.

Kali Phos 6x five tabs three times a day from day three every day.


feed back every four days.
[message edited by anuj srivastava on Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:57:50 BST]
 
anuj srivastava 8 years ago
Thank you.

Please clarify -- when is Day 1 (to calculate Day 3) . Day 3 of period? Or can I start anytime?
 
vossr 8 years ago
when you have nux it is day one

avoid during periods.
 
anuj srivastava 8 years ago
It is 3 days before I will get my period. I have same symptoms as usual -- tightness in shoulder and base of skull, constipation, acne on forehead, bloating, craving, slight headache. I usually get my migraine on day 1. So far all symptoms are the same. Any suggestions?
 
vossr 8 years ago
have mag phos 6x dissolved in an ounce of hot water every two hrs mins and ferrum phos 6x 5 tabs three times a day,rest of the medicines to continue,after your periods.are you having Kali phos?
[message edited by anuj srivastava on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:36:11 BST]
[message edited by anuj srivastava on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:37:40 BST]
 
anuj srivastava 8 years ago
please describe the type of pain you are having


Pain begins over the forehead and ends in the neck and shoulder

Worse forward movement.
With painful watering of the eyes.

Lessened by bending the head backwards movement

Migraine over the eyes, preceded by blurred vision.

With humming in the ears

Headache on right side. Concentration makes pain worse.

Throbbing, blinding headaches. Hammering migraine, with zig-zag lights

Too much food and drink. Headache with coldness and irritability

Headaches worse in the evening or associated with periods. Patient weepy.

Migraine begins in the neck, travels over the head and ends in one eye.

Left-sided headache. Pain as if the nail driven into the head
[message edited by anuj srivastava on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:22:39 BST]
 
anuj srivastava 8 years ago
Last night I took Mag phos before bed and Kali Phos.

had night sweats,
woke up with headache.

starts Dull pain, mainly left side. Later becomes pain as if nail driven in the head.
Most pain over left eye.
Worse with forward movement.
Begins with neck tightness and travels over head and end over left eye.

massaging forehead and neck gives some relief.

Should have my period today or tomorrow.
 
vossr 8 years ago
hold mag phs and kali phos for the time being.


have a dose of thuja 200,five pills

silicea 30 from next day 5 pills three times
 
anuj srivastava 8 years ago

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