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Everytime im on my period I get terrible headaches and I tend to throw up. Advil and pain killer don't seem to work. What could I do to help stop this?

Everytime im on my period I get terrible headaches and I tend to throw up. Advil and pain killer don't seem to work. What could I do to help stop this?

OCPs vs.migraine tx: Oral contraception unless contraindicated may be an option, unless you have migraines that are flared up by periods or so called menstrual migraine. In that case, oral contaceptives (ocps) are contraindicated and migraine medications such as triptans (imitrex/zomig etc.) may be tried. Your doc should be able to help you with that, so don't delay a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Why do I get headaches when its tme for my period and as soon as I start the headache eases up and sometimes goes away?

Why do I get headaches when its tme for my period and as soon as I start the headache eases up and sometimes goes away?

Lots of choices: Agree with dr. V. Lots of choices so you don't have to dread "that time of month." you can prevent menstrual migraines through diet, supplements, exercise, medications, even having your period less often (4 times a year instead of monthly). Lots of choices when you talk with your doc! hope you find a solution that works best for you. ...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

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I had my period last week . But I am having cramps like i'm going to get my period again and i've been having headaches constantly and pink discharge?

I had my period last week . But I am having cramps like i'm going to get my period again and i've been having headaches constantly and pink discharge?

Infection: Cramping comes with infection, irruption, or trauma. Headaches are a common symptom of infection or dehydration or fever. Discharge can represent infection or irritation in conditions such as cervicitis. The most common scenario here would be a bladder infection or a cervix irritation. You may consider getting to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I get really bad headaches and migraines when i'm on my period, so bad to the point that I have to go to sleep to relieve the pain. Is this normal?

I get really bad headaches and migraines when i'm on my period, so bad to the point that I have to go to sleep to relieve the pain. Is this normal?

It is common: Seemingly you are experiencing menstrual migraines which can be quite intense for some. There are preventive treatment so that these attacks don't don't come, and if they do, they tend to be milder and easier to control. Once full-blown, menstrual migraine is not very responsive to medication, and thus needs time/sleep. Consult your doc or a neurologist to help you take control of this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control i was suppose to get my period instead i got a pink spotting then a dark brown spotting last 3 days with a headache every mornin?

Brown = blood: 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 ben nauseous a couple times today too. I have a headache. I don't REM how my period was. Can u get pregnant by prenut? Chances i'm pregnant? Signs?

I ben nauseous a couple times today too. I have a headache. I don't REM how my period was. Can u get pregnant by prenut? Chances i'm pregnant? Signs?

See below: Pregnancy can result from "prenut"!. If you have any doubt you may do a home pregnancy test using a kit from any drug store. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more