Was told im not a candidate for hormone therapy for menopause as I have migraine history and it increases stroke. Would just progesterone be ok?

Try SSRI. Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is only indicated if a woman is having significant symptoms likes hot flushes. If your dr. Determined that hrt is too dangerous for you, you should inquire about ssri treatment. Studies have shown that using ssris (like paxil) can significantly improve menopausal symptoms.
Menopause. Estrogen has been linked with increasing risk of stroke. However the same fda labeling exists for Progesterone and estrogen. Go to the nams website and find a certified menopause practitioner in your area and he/she will help you and counseled adequately.