It’s extremely common for people to experience headaches and migraines during their menstrual cycle. For those that suffer from it, it can be a regular nightmare and an often unbearable time of the month. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to help you with this.
Understanding what causes your headaches or migraines is not always an easy problem to solve as a stand-alone issue; there are many parts to this puzzle. An easy place to start, and something which shouldn’t be taken for granted, is considering how much water you have consumed. Drinking water regularly is easy to forget and can sometimes makes all the difference.
Herbs and nutritional supplements can also help rectify any deficiencies and imbalances, as well significantly reduce your symptoms, including other unwanted cycle-related concerns.
For example, magnesium can be highly effective for migraine prevention and is a great option when assessing the best natural alternatives available for you.
Some other things to consider are dietary triggers, which can include wheat, alcohol and dairy intolerances. The state of your gut microbiome, and your natural hormone fluctuations of oestrogen and progesterone during your menstrual cycle, are also essential to take into account.
Tracking when your migraines or headaches occur in relation to your menstrual cycle, along with the food you’re eating and your sleep patterns are all really helpful pieces of information for us to assist you in relieving these monthly attacks.
Understanding this complex array of possibilities will help us get to the root cause of the problem. With support and guidance, it’s possible to resolve your headaches and migraines for good, so you don’t need to dread your cycle each month!
Written by Georgia Borowski, our in-house Naturopath.
For a personalised program to achieve optimal wellbeing and maximise your fertility Georgia is currently offering virtual consults or in person appointments in our Caulfield rooms.
To learn more about how Naturopathy at Women’s Health Melbourne can support you and your menstrual cycle click here to make an appointment.