I have suffered from migraines for years and have been diagnosed with Hashimotos three years ago. I have since had my thyroid removed but I was wondering if migraines are a common symptom of hypothyroid disease, and if so does anyone have any good remedies. I have tried, Imitrex, and a couple other meds, Vicadin used to work but I have a tolerance to it now. Thanks for any input:)
There is a Dr. John Claude Krusz, who is an expert in the field of headache and migraines. I found an article by him some time ago on the Mary Shomon website. Here is a quote from that article; "Thyroid disease is strongly associated with headaches." He also talks about "Suppressive Headache Therapy" but I haven't studied enough to know what that is.
You might try a search using his name and one using the name of that therapy. I know he also helped form the "National Migraines Association" (www.migraines.org). You might go to that site for info. and probably articles by him.
Wow, I was just about to post the very same question. I started having migraines at age 6, diagnosed Graves at age 13, diagnosed Hashi's a few years ago (age 32). I noticed a significant increase in my migraines (both in intensity and frequency) before I was diagnosed Graves (bad enough to go on a ************** for it) and again in the YEARS it took to get diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Migraines run in my family (both sides) so I don't know if it's that or the thyroid. I'm still stuggling with frequent migraines but have found some things that work for me. I take Tylenol PM if I'm where I can nap a bit, that seems to help sometimes and it isn't chemically addictive. Massage seems to help some but it can be expensive, see if you can get a Dr. to prescribe PT for it (I have a bad shoulder and TMJD so it's usually easy to get some PT).
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