Your head is pounding and it just won’t stop. You can’t eat. You’re nauseated. You can’t stand the thought of even the slightest movement. Light is excruciatingly painful. You simply want to crawl into a hole and die. You have a migraine headache, again.
Migraine headaches are a type of vascular headache, and occur when blood vessels in the skull enlarge, stretching the nerves that surround the temporal artery causing them to release chemicals which cause pain and inflammation, and further artery enlargement. The headaches often cause the activation of the sympathetic nervous system which controls the body’s “primitive” responses. The resulting effects are unpleasant and include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
It is often a difficult task to find effective remedies for migraine headaches. The reason lies in the secondary effects of the headache (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) which make it difficult for any type of oral medication to be absorbed into the system to relieve the problematic symptoms.
While different medications or remedies may alleviate your migraine, causing it to eventually dissipate, it will most likely be back and continue to return repeatedly. Why? Because often times, migraines are treated as ailments in and of themselves. Their fundamental causes then, likely go unidentified and uneliminated, being left to develop again.
Often people think of migraines in terms of cause rather than effect. Unfortunately, migraines can be caused by a number of different factors, yet they’re not always treated as symptoms of another ailment or condition. Are your migraines ever accompanied by other symptoms like mood swings, bloating, painful cramps, hot flushes, breast tenderness, fatigue, unclear thinking? If so, then it is quite possible that your migraines are part of a larger problem; an imbalance of hormones or oestrogen dominance.
Oestrogen Dominance and Migraine Headaches
Oestrogen dominance is a condition that exists when the levels of oestrogen in the body are unchecked by sufficient levels of progesterone. The condition of oestrogen dominance may exist prior to the onset of menopause as well as post-menopausally, and it has the potential of reeking havoc with a woman’s hormonal systems.
Natural progesterone may be a solution to your migraine headaches. If it is determined that your migraines are symptoms of oestrogen dominance and hormonal imbalance, then it is possible that treatment with natural progesterone to restore your body’s balance will help in the elimination of migraine headaches and the pain and discomfort that comes with them.