Posted by karla (18.104.22.168) on March 14, 2000 at 13:37:54:
In Reply to: a question for all you ladies out there....... posted by monica on March 14, 2000 at 12:34:10:
I am chronic and get ha daily but when it is that time of the month they increase in frequency and severity. I have had a couple of neuro's suggest either birth control pills where I take it every day and never get a period or the depo shot. I am currently on lupron for endometriosis(men take it as chemo for prostate cancer). This forces you into metapause over night and meses with your homones big time. The first month I had my shot I had 5 ha all month, which was great! However, when I had them they were 10's on the kip scale. A month after my second shot I would go a couple days with shadows followed by days of several 10's a day. I am currently on vepramil, celexa to try to prevent them. I have seen lupron also listed as a possible preventative but I don't know why anyone would want to try it. It's side effects are a mile long and can last for life even after stopping the medicine. I see my neuro in two days to discuss where to go from here because the ha are getting so much worse and frequent and veprimil not helping. I will be on lupron for 6 months. After that my dr. and neuro want me to try depo or birth control pills every day never getting a period to see if that helps with ha's as well as endometriosis. I know other things set off my ha such as heat, humidity, aspertame, bananas, etc. so I know that I will still have some ha even if my hormones are under control. I have read posts before by women who have had hysterectomy and/or gone through metapause and they say they still get ha. So at the most I think it will just buy us a few extra pain free days until the beast figures out a way to break through on those days as well. Good luck on trying to prevent them.
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