Daily tension headaches

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Hi everyone, I started having really bad headaches a week and a half ago after my period finished. My period was 2 months late and very heavy. The headaches are present all day every day and normal painkillers do nothing. I wonder I

if this has anything to do with peri- menopause as I have been having hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety and more for the last 2 years.

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    Hi , i could have wrote this myself , i to have had a period after 2 months , and finished 2 weeks ago , constant headaches since , painkillers do nothing , i feel for you .... am so tired as well and generally feel like crap !!!!

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      Hi Karen, sorry to hear this because I know how bad it is. Yes I am also tired getting all sort of aches and pains and just fed up as nobody seems to understand this even my doctor!!! Hope you feel better soon..I was given some mess for the headaches but they don't seem to work.

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      My headaches started in 2017 since perimenopause started, i get a few days break from it but this past few weeks its been constant, i went for xrays last week, doctot says sinus inflammation, took antibiotics, didn't help, i just dont know what to do. Its so depressing, plus i have high blood pressure and can't take certain painkiller tablets, have not had a period since march. I feel hopeless as its one thing after another. Im 53.

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      hi there - i cant take OTC pain relievers either because of high blood pressure issues - this is something i started doing during this quarantine to relieve my stress & tension headaches - i take a large bowl that will fit both my feet - iI fill it with very warm water & put epsom salt & lavender oil or crystals in the hot water - put either a cold pack or warm pack on my neck, (depending on what sounds better) rub lavender oil on wrists & temples & plunge my feet in the hot water & sit & breathe & meditate for as long as i can & i feel it really helps to calm my nerves & lessen my headache - also remember to drink lots of what - dehydration causes headaches too!

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