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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 20, 2008
  • 06:20 PM

I'm a 23-year-old woman who suffers from migraine headaches and has an NOS mood disorder. With these headaches, I'm very sensitive to sound; but without the headaches, people can't even talk to me in my left ear.

I was given migraine medications since the normal painkillers won't do it. Small problem--neither will the migraine medications. I will get them for a week straight. I get confused, and my memory's shot as well.

On top of this, I've noticed that my arms get numb in the morning. It goes away fairly quickly, but that has never happened before. Also, I have whiskers (I guess you can call them that) on the left side of my face, and my chin, my periods are extremely heavy--literally, I'm draining anytime I go to the bathroom. As a result of the heavy periods, I am anemic.

I don't know if all this is connected. But it's making very concerned, and I'm getting very little answers.

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  • Are you by chance on birth control? This can cause migraines and and IUD can cause heavy bleeding... You mentioned you are anemic - please have them also check your B12 levels - B12 deficiency can also cause migraines, mood disorders, numbness and tingling of the limbs. It is often overlooked, especially if iron deficiency is diagnosed - the two often go hand in hand. Consider finding a good Oriental Medical practitioner to help regulate your periods. This form of medicine is VERY effective for women's menstrual disorders. Try to find one who is an experienced Chinese herbalist. www.acufinder.com for more info. It is a whole body medicine and very helpful/ Lastly, have you visited a good gyno to determine the cause of your heavy bleeding? I would suggest some testing there, including a transvaginal ultrasound. Best wishesDOM
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  • Any chance you use a cell phone or cordless phone? Which side of your head do you hold it against? I had one-sided symptoms initially and I have severe electrosensitivities. The hair on your face indicates that your hormones are being affected - possibly the pituitary, adrenals, and/or thyroid. My plasma metanephrines are high. http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/related-conditions/electrical-sensitivity-&-hypersensitivity/I do use a cellphone, and since I'm a lefty, I use it mostly on my left side, but I switch sides once my left hand gets tired. I didn't know that such a condition as this. And a lot of the symptoms fit. The irony is that I'm getting an MRI for the migraine headaches. In the unlikely (because it is rare) event that this is the case, I would get a nasty reaction from it, no?And, no, I'm not on birth control, even though I've considered it just so my periods can lighten up a bit.
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