Headaches and migraines are common during menopause and may be the result of changing body temperature, tiredness due to hot flushes, sleeplessness or general stress and anxiety.
Migraine headaches can be affected by oestrogen levels and can get better or worse during menopause. Every woman is different, so menopause can affect your migraines in a number of ways. Menopause may make headaches and migraines less severe if they were linked to the hormonal fluctuations of your menstrual cycle. Or migraines may start for the first time, or worsen, around perimenopause because of new hormonal fluctuations. Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms may also be linked to migraines at this time.
Learning to meet your nutritional needs and balance your hormones can help to control headaches completely. Keeley, a senior police officer with a demanding job, had regular and debilitating headaches when I met her.