Starting about...3 weeks ago I think...I got a headache. I thought nothing of it, as I used to get chronic tension headaches when I was younger. In January I was a bit stressed out, and my period came 2 weeks late. 2 weeks later, when I SHOULD have had my period, I got a headache. I usually get a headache when I PMS, so I wasn't worried. But the headache, although mild, was peristant for the week. During the day it would get better and come back sometimes. After about 10 days, I got a reallllly bad headache, what I consider a migraine for me. The next day it was pretty much gone, but the day after it was back, and I've had it ever since (although today it's barely there, but I pulled all the muscles in my back from shoveling :P)
I was thinking it's hormones, but now I'm getting my period, so usually my headache is gone the week before. I'm back on schedule, so my hormones shouldn't be out of whack. When my headache was really bad, I was afraid it was a tumor or something, but I had no other symptoms. I haven't really been disoriented, had any balance or coordination problems, or anything else.
The headaches do not respond to 1000 mg of Tylenol Extra Strength, but I get a delayed relief (like 2 hours after taking) to 200 mg of liquid ibuprofen. I can't keep taking it though, because it kills my stomach.
Does anyone have a clue as to why I would get this recurrent but inconsistant headache? I feel dumb asking a doctor because they aren't severe, just very annoying, and they keep me from enjoying my day.
Thanks for any help!