Headaches associated with menstruation are triggered by hormone changes. This is particularly true during the days leading up to a menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels fall rapidly. Prostaglandins, natural chemicals made in the lining of the uterus, play a role, too.Due to these changes, many women have mild headaches, along with other symptoms like bloating and cramping, beginning just before the onset of a period and sometimes lasting a few days after it starts. These headaches tend to be mild. Over-the-counter pain medications are usually all that's needed to manage them.
In some women, though, the headaches that come with menstruation can be more severe. These headaches, called menstrual migraines, typically start two days before a period begins and last until the third day of menses.A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head, along with nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
A menstrual migraine differs from a non-menstrual migraine in that it's not typically associated with aura. Aura may consist of flashing lights, blind spots in your vision, or numbness or tingling of your face or hand. Menstrual migraine pain may also be more severe, last longer and be less responsive to treatment than non-menstrual migraine. #migraine #headache #menstrualmigraine #pain #painmanagement #migrainespecialist #headachespecialist #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #winniesharonlimkhoo #manila #philippines #health #womenshealth