As a regular migraine suffer I know what a pain in the head they can be and especially around and during my menstrual cycle. Menstrual migraines cause nausea, vomiting, head pains, blurred vision, and chills, but you do not have to suffer from the symptoms menstrual migraines can cause. I know I don’t and have found some natural treatments to help treat, relieve, and sometimes prevent menstrual migraine headaches from happening.
First off you need to understand what triggers your menstrual migraine headaches. The usual cause of menstrual migraine headaches are a change in estrogen and progesterone levels in a woman’s body and when they drop to low it can trigger a migraine headache.
In my personal experience not only are my menstrual migraines caused by lower hormone levels, but my blood sugar levels went up and down as well and I was always feeling hungry. When I am hungry and get too some food or sugar in time during my menstrual cycle I tend to get a menstrual migraine. Sometimes even drinking caffeine during my menstrual cycle caused my migraines as well. So the best ways for me to prevent a migraine before, during, and after my menstrual cycle are to eat well balanced meals and snacks throughout the day and to strictly stay away from caffeinated beverages.
Other way I prevent and treat my menstrual migraines is by taking two 300 milligram feverfew supplements each day. Feverfew is an anti-inflammatory which means it helps relieve the swelling this is cause the headache in your brain and can help relieve your menstrual cramps and slightly elevated fever. It also helps inhibit the chemicals in our bodies that trigger the blood vessels in our head to spasm cause pains. The chemical in feverfew that helps prevent migraine headaches is parthenolide.
Now away I try to treat my menstrual migraine headaches when I have them is by taking two 500 milligram vitamin C tablets, 2 magnesium supplements, and sipping on some chamomile tea. I try to do this immediately as the headache is coming on. It usually starts with blurred vision, goes to a headache, and than nausea. So as soon as I get the blurred vision I go immediately to the vitamins, magnesium, and chamomile tea. The reason I use vitamin C is it helps with bringing down the inflammation, the magnesium helps relax the muscles because it is a natural muscle relaxant, and chamomile tea acts as a natural sedative and calms the nausea. Usually if I take these supplements and tea during the first stages of my menstrual migraine it prevents it from getting worse and treats it right away.
Another way I try to prevent my menstrual migraine headaches is by drinking plenty of water. If I don’t drink plenty of water during my menstrual cycle I tend to get strong migraine headaches. Plus if I don’t I get dehydrated and that can cause my headaches as well. So another tip for preventing menstrual migraines is drink plenty of water.
I do hope those of you who are suffering from menstrual migraine headaches can find some relief with my advice. I wish you all the best with treating, relieving and even preventing your migraine headaches with some of these natural remedies.