It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Women's Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 140
morgyporgy HB User
headaches before period

i am 42 yrs. old and have always had a normal period. about 1 yr. ago my periods became crazy. i would have 1 every 2-3 weeks, or not have 1 for 5 wks. i realize considering my age that perimenopause may be the culprit. well now for the last 4 mths. or so i get this headache about 2 days before i start and it will go away completely when i start. this is literally a 2 day headache that really brings me down. i think it may be migraine related because i am sensitive to light and sound. my dr. said she believes this is all a part of the perimenopause but i was wondering if anyone else experiences this. i have never been a headache sufferer and i have a new found respect for people who suffer chronic headaches. i do not get a headache until my period. i do not have insurance and the dr. i do go to is a pain management dr. who is very understanding. she is wonderful. any info or input? ty ev1 and hagd. morgy

 
Old 06-12-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 1,067
FromSqueaky HB User
Re: headaches before period

It's normal. Just before your period your estrogen levels drop. You could be getting closer to perimenopause and your hormone levels are not as high as they use to be. Which could explain the last 4 months of headache pain. Your serotonin drops before your period too.

Last edited by FromSqueaky; 06-12-2007 at 01:20 PM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-12-2007, 06:01 PM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 42
okwdvc HB User
Re: headaches before period

I can so relate. I am the same age and have had the exact same symptoms as you. I never could really understand people that complained so much about headaches. I would get maybe one a year and it was never bad. Last year I started to get the evil hormonal headaches. OMG! How truly horrible.

I did get some samples for some migraine meds from the doctor. They worked but they are ridiculously priced even with our insurance. I take Excedrin Migraine. They help but give me horrible heartburn (something else I never experienced until last year). I am very sensitive to caffeine which is what the Excedrin is so I only take one instead of the recommended dose of two. If I take it the second I feel it starting, it usually makes it so I can continue to function. If I wait too long, the pill doesn't do anything. Good luck. It stinks getting older! lol

Lisa

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
dizziness/vertigo/headaches/migraines leeshy215 Dizziness / Vertigo 27 11-02-2010 07:51 AM
headaches bcgirlforever Birth Control 0 05-09-2008 03:29 PM
New here - Menstrual Headaches?? Dawgswife Headaches & Migraines 3 06-16-2007 09:57 AM
Constant Headaches midget666 Headaches & Migraines 30 07-17-2006 02:32 PM
mircette (kavira) headaches omalll Birth Control 0 09-11-2005 08:00 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Alesse
Diflucan
Flagyl
Ibuprofen
Motrin
  Naproxen
Provera
Tylenol
Vicodin Yasmin







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:02 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!