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PMS, Menstrual Headaches?

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  • Posted By: BrendaBley
  • February 16, 2007
  • 03:23 AM

Hi, I've always denied that I had PMS symptoms. Today, I'm just not sure anymore. I have Pseudotumor Cerebri, which is a disease of extra spinal fluid surrounding the brain causing headaches. I've been on medication since July, and since then my cycles have changed. I have a 5 yr old son and since he was born, my cycles were anywhere b/t 27-48 days and would last for 7 days. Now since I was on this medication they have gone down to 4-5 days and are b/t 28-35 days.

I get headaches in the back of my head and neck for two weeks, from the time I get my period to the time I ovulate. Last night I got my period, and today I'm tired, short tempered, and I have a slight head/neck ache. Signs of PMS? Or am I tired b/c I crave all the junk food, eat it and feel like crap b/c of all the sugar, and therefore get tired and short tempered, and the head/neck pain is just b/c of my period...menstrual migraine?

anyone have suggestions, or have similar problems. I don't know what PMS symptoms are like...


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  • Girl it sounds like pms to me!!! Headaches, cravings, irratiblity, are all signs of pms there can be others signs too such as cramping, bloating, gas, and sometimes nausea. I get all of those with my cycle my Doc says the headaches can be cause by hormones which can be more active during this time, and I'm just guessing here but maybe with your condition your headaches my be worse. I have a friend who is a nurse she says the best thing for a migraine is 2 tylenol and 2 benadryl and rest. It works I know! I used to have horrible cramps b/c of endometriosis. oh, Pamprin works great too. And it doesn't hurt to give into a craving everyonce-in-a -while. Sometimes that is your bodys way of telling you what it needs ;like the caffine in chocolate or soda . I usually crave chocolate ;I don't think it hurts to give in every once in a while
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 05:47 PM
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  • Your cycles sound more normal sounding since you have been taking your medication. I get headaches and other weird aches and pains with my PMS. I actually get joint pain only during that time of the month. I never used to have PMS and my period would surprise me every month. Since I had my baby 7 years ago I have not been so fortunate. Pamprin or Midol are great because they have a little diuretic in them, but I like Aleve for pain. Regular aerobic exercise can help aleviate your symptoms.
    pumibel 42 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 11:34 PM
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