Aunt Flow Meet My Migraine

Cramps and migraines. Yep. Holy heavens. Talk about a doozey.

I’m currently on the Nuvaring, which is a small, flexible vaginal ring. You put it in for 3 weeks, take it out, then put a new one in a week later. It’s just as effective as the pill, and you don’t have to think about taking it every day. It’s great. I love it.

However, when I first got on the Nuvaring years ago, my OBGYN informed me I could “skip” my period…ahhhhhh!! This was some of the best news ever! You mean I could skip my period each month?!!! Like not have to worry about tampons and especially during the summer months?? This was amazing!!

My OBGYN had suggested I skip it because I was having such bad headaches and thought that because of the drop in estrogen just before Flow arrived that it would prevent my headaches.

After “skipping” Miss Flow on and off for a year or so, and finally admitting that to my neurologist this past year, I connected the two. Holy moly! I can’t do this anymore! For whatever reason, Aunt Flow had something to do with my migraines and unfortunately I have to surf the crimson wave in order for me to not have raging migraines each month. Once I stopped “skipping,” my migraines weren’t so angry anymore. Don’t get me wrong. I still have them but for me there is definitely a correlation between my hormones and my migraines.

For now, I’m on new migraine medications that seems to be working well even when my aunt comes to visit.