Hi everyone, I’m new here!
I’ve not been diagnosed with MAV (I haven’t actually seen a doctor, was prescribed stemetil over the phone by an out-of-hours doctor in November - I described how I was feeling, he said it was vertigo and prescribed the pills, I have not had any follow-up) - but… I had 3 days of real bad vertigo in November (NEVER had anything like it before). One month later, it came back, milder and just for a day or 2. Now, January, same time of the month, it’s back. I had a bad headache all afternoon yesterday, cleared by the time I went to bed. However, I couldn’t settle and around 2 am this morning the vertigo hit me BIG time. All day today I have had a thick head and ‘full’ ears, just don’t feel right, a little spinning but not bad…
So, I am 38, had a hysterectomy September 2010 (kept my ovaries) and have quite definite monthly cycles. I still have some spotting most months (some women do get this after hysterectomy, it comes from tissues at the top of the cervix), I can get really bad PMS type symtoms. I don’t get the same things every month, sometimes I can feel really sick, sometimes vile tempered, sometimes tearful. The thing is, I kind of know when I would be having my period, and these headache/vertigo attacks have been happening around the time I would be ovulating, rather than bleeding. I wondered if anyone else has experienced this?
My hormones are definitely out of whack - I wouldn’t be at all surprised to be told I am perimenopausal (I think I was before the hysterectomy, and my mum was way into it by the time she was my age). I have had a good look around this site, which is incredibly helpful - thank you all! - and it seems many women can relate their MAV to hormones.
Oh, I have suffered occasional migraines for the last 10 years or so - from aura-only to full on, 2 week headaches - but not frequent. I am more convinced today that I may be suffering MAV because this morning I found myself unable to read or type words correctly, which happens to me a lot with migraines.
I seem to have lost what it was I was trying to ask, sorry! I think it was just about migraines and/or MAV occuring with ovulation, rather than with actual periods.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts x