Re: Headaches before your period?
I also get menstrual migraines...been and gotten worse since I've been on the pill. They usually show up the week of my period. They're not as much due to the food you eat as much as your body's sensitivity to the big fluctuation in estrogen that occurs right before. Some people are more sensitive than others and so a hormonal fluctuation in one person can trigger problems but not in another. Having a familial history of migraine also puts you at a bigger risk.
The week I'm getting my period, I will usually try to take an aspirin and an acetominophen (tylenol) in the morning with my breakfast. This way if it comes on during the day, I can have already taken the edge off of it. If I'm going to wake up with it, though, I usually feel it in the middle of the night and I FORCE myself to get up and take something, otherwise I'm in BIG trouble when I wake up.
Ah, the joys of femininity!