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Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Hormone trigger...: A drastic drop in your hormone levels is the signal for your body to have a period. This drop can also trigger migraine or other types of headaches. These types of headaches can be prevented by stabilizing the hormone levels during this time of the month. Best wishes! ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Hormones: Hormonal changes are an important factor for migraine headaches. Migraines often become worse during menses. Some people have other kinds of headaches during their menses. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my hot flashes and headaches during my period?

How do I get rid of my hot flashes and headaches during my period?

The flashes you have: Are not typical now but change in hormones may be creating them 4 u. Headaches provide a clue.Grind your teeth at night, have insomnia or both? If not anemic and everything ok, you could try continous ocp. Treat like pmdd, but try Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg 2 weeks of the month, noerpi reuptake helps flashes more than standard ssri which may also help, cost less. Need tx insomnia, do pvt consult if on meds. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of headaches that come during your period without medicine?

How do you get rid of headaches that come during your period without medicine?

Menstrual headaches: There are many women who get severe headaches during their menstrual cycle due to the fluctuations in the hormone levels. The trick is to prevent these hormonal changes. Birth control can be used continuously to avoid the drop in hormone levels that trigger the headaches. Any Obgyn should be able to help you with this problem ...Read more

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Is it good to start your period two weeks early and get sharp pains in the process during the time of the month including severe headaches n nausea?

Is it good to start your period two weeks early and get sharp pains in the process during the time of the month including severe headaches n nausea?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I seem to always get a neckache or headache in the back of my head towards my neck right before and during my period. Should i be concerned?

I seem to always get a neckache or headache in the back of my head towards my neck right before and during my period. Should i be concerned?

No it's dysmenorrhea: Pain is the most common symptom of dysmenorrhea. Although it's usually back, abdominal or pelvic pain. This is caused by production of prostaglandins in preparation for implanting a fertilized egg (whether it happens or not). Oral contraceptives, an ssri medication may help. See your gyn if your neck pains concern you. ...Read more

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I have been having bad headache before or during periods.This started happening post i delivered my baby 20 months back.What can i do to get rid of it?

I have been having bad headache before or during periods.This started happening post i delivered my baby 20 months back.What can i do to get rid of it?

Menstrual migraine: NSAID therapy may be effective when given the week before and the week during menses. NSAIDs may also be used when traveling or during those special functions that involve increased stress. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches when I have my period?

Why do I get headaches when I have my period?

Hormones: Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormone estrogen during her menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels drop immediately before the start of your cycle. This could trigger your headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more