Tension headache in Perimenopause

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Hi Ladies

I'm a little worried as I have had a tension type headache for approx 5 days during my period ? Anyone else had this please ? Should I be worried ? Thank you x

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    it's not unusual, I sometimes get this and the regular analgaesic tablets don't help alleviate, don't worry just rest 

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    Hi Debbie, yes I have this. To I'm to peri ( 9 months now). For 2 weeks I have had this tension headache. I suffer from migranes and take Propanolol for this. I know mine is NOT a migrane. It's always on my right side on my temple. It's annoying, I know. Is you'r on a particular side? Or a complete headache?. I have googled my symptoms but I'm no doctor  and quite a few reasons pop up. I may visit the G.P and quirk this? This tension woke me this morning 4am BUT this time on my left side. Sorry I'm none the wiser why we are getting this? But you'r not alone!!!.
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      Hi Michelle,

      It's more round the sides of my head and just above my eyes ? Tablets like Nurofen have not got rid of it, which I thought I odd ? Not had this before to be honest usually just get a headache for one day pre period, but this has been longer ? Thank you for your reply 😘

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      Hi Debbie, mine to have just started. I've not experienced this before. I used to get a migrane before my period. Then they became more frequent that was why I was put on Propanolol due to more frequent migranes. So this is new to me. I was worried as 2weeks constant was a worry!!!!. I tried  other tablets and nothing worked for me either. I may actually go and see the G.P? X
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      Hi Michelle,

      Sorry to hear this 😢 it seems a new symptom pops up every now and then just when you thought there wasn't anymore ? 😱 it helps to no your not alone though x

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    I know a few of my friends that get a headache during their period. It's quite normal, so just try not to get stressed, as that will make them worse.

    Either tablets, or lay down in a dark room to sleep them off works for me. smile

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    I do not have periods but i have had a tenion headache myself with all the stress and anxieties i go through with body changes and everything else 
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    Evening primrose oil has helped diminish my tension headaches.   And I found taking flax helps also when I would feel the tension coming on. 

    It helps to balance hormone levels which in turn helps the tension and headaches. 

    On on my worst days I would mix chamomile tea with a little grappa or vodka to get relief.   This only brought little relief and is probably not the best antidote for tension.   I was just not finding relief in anything else. 

    Hope this helps! 

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      Hi Trish,

      I will try the Evening primrose oil for sure 😊 although the Vodka sounds tempting ! 😂 I was just a little concerned that painkillers were not getting rid of it ? Normally they do for any other headache ? Thanks for the advice x

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