Symptoms in Detail
Hormonal headaches really are a ‘thing’ and are often experienced in peri/menopause.
In fact, some women may have a history of headaches occurring around the time of their period and ovulation and they get some relief once they’re in menopause because the hormonal fluctuations diminish. Others, however, find the peri/menopause years trigger an upsurge in headaches or – worse – migraines.
What can cause headaches/migraines in menopause?
As is so often the case the hormone rollercoaster and eventual decline in estrogen that occurs during menopause can be why headaches are triggered. The hormone-headache link is not fully understood but is believed to be to do with estrogen causing the blood vessels to dilate.