Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) Headaches
The PMS headache occurs before your period and is associated with a variety of symptoms that distinguish it from the typical menstrual headache.
The symptoms include headache pain accompanied by fatigue, acne, joint pain, decreased urination, constipation and lack of coordination.
What do hormonal headaches feel like?
Symptoms of hormonal headaches
The migraine is a throbbing pain that starts on one side of the head. It may also involve sensitivity to light and nausea or vomiting. Other symptoms of hormonal headaches include: loss of appetite.
Why do I get a headache before my period?
Causes. A change in hormone level can trigger a hormonal headache and a menstrual migraine. Women who have headaches during their period can develop one before their cycle, during their cycle, or after their cycle. Headaches result from changing levels of estrogen and progesterone.
How long do PMS headaches last?
Migraine and hormonal birth control
This type of headache usually goes away within 3 days, but then will return during the estrogen-free week of the next cycle (1).
How do you get rid of a headache before your period?
Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen prevent menstrual migraines or make them less severe. You typically take them twice a day starting 2 to 3 days before your period begins, and then for another 3 to 5 days after it arrives. Estrogen pills, gel, or patch.