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All about menstrual headaches.

Menstrual Headache

Menstrual headache.

This is a migraine-intensity pain that occurs to women shortly prior to, during and after menstruation, or at midcycle (the time of ovulation. It is caused by the variation in the body's estrogen levels. Various pressures of water retention and bloating in the body can cause the onset of a menstrual headache.

The best relief from this type of headache is to supplement your diet with:

  • Vitamin B6, (pyridoxine), 50 mg. 3 times a day to help minimize water retention and increase oxygen flow to the female organs; it also aids in restoring estrogen levels to normal
  • Potassium, 99 mg. a day, to replace potassium lost in perspiring
  • Calcium, 1,500 mg. daily, chelated
  • Magnesium, 1,000 mg. daily, can relieve cramping, backache and nervousness; chelated