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Can someone give me advice? I've been having these awful headaches for quite a while now and they only seem to be getting worse. This started over a year ago. I've always been sensitive to headaches, but I had a miscarraige at 12 weeks and the week after I had a constant migraine-like headache. Since then I get headaches that start right before my period and then last about a week, sometimes two weeks. That only gives me about two more good weeks before it starts all over.<br><br>
I'm entering my second week of a headache. It's driving me crazy. It feels like a caffiene headache- it's in the back/crown of my head and it throbs. It also leaves me feeling sleepy and just sort of out of it. I only drink one cup of green tea a day because of my headaches (I find that caffiene makes it worse in the long run). Today I got desperate and had another cup of green tea thinking maybe the caffiene would help, but no luck. I just broke down and took two advil. They definitely help, but gosh, I'd love to not have this problem at all.<br><br>
Doctors recommend taking the pill and offer migraine drugs. I'd prefer not to do any of that and just get my hormones balanced naturally. Can someone offer any advice?
 

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if you are getting migraines, you may need to take migraine drugs to get rid of them. The tea could be triggering your headaches, too.<br><br>
I get headaches around my period also. Do you get regular sleep? I have to go to bed at the same time every day and get up at the same time every day or I get one. Do you live where barometric pressure fluctuates? Some people are affected by the weather.<br><br>
Start keeping track of what you are eating and drinking every day, and see what you are having on the days when you get your headaches. Try the drugs if necessary. Get your hormone levels checked, too.<br><br>
Are you taking any supplements? I got headaches from DHEA and black cohosh, because they are precursors to estrogen and since my migraines are related to estrogen fluctuations, the supplements caused more headaches. Ditto soy products. I still don't know all of my triggers, but every little bit helps.<br><br>
If possible, see a neurologist or a chiropractor about the headaches, too.<br><br>
These things are no fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Ugh, I had these too, and ruled out dairy. My headaches have not returned for going on 4 weeks now.
 

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I've had a constant migraine for 17 months now and you'll also notice that mine happened after my son was born....well, they became more frequent after my car accident in 2003, but constant after the birth. I have seen a neurologist and a naturopath. So far they have done an MRI and a Cat Scan, checked my blood for all sorts of things and diagnosed me as estrogen dominant/low progesterone, Hypothyroid, adrenal fatigue, anemic,....The naturopath put me on progesterone, DIM (reduces estrogen), adrenal support, armour thyroid, iron, vitamins, fish oils, CoQ10, and finally last week he put me on Butterbur extract (supposed to reduce migraines). Then I am having a food allergy panel done that checks delayed food responses next week. I might be allergic to milk or something else. The Butterbur hasn't had enough time to take effect and I'll know more when my food allergy panel comes in.......<br><br>
IF nothing works I am going to start Topamax. This is the last resort for me as it has yucky side effects.<br><br>
I am so sorry for your loss.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> But.....Have you been checked out to make sure that you had a complete miscarriage?<br><br>
Headaches are terrible. I hope you figure out what's causing yours.
 
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