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Headaches and menopause

The menopause may trigger headaches


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  • Beatrice O's photo avatar
    Beatrice O — 18.03.2018 18:12
    Am 45yrs it's been over 12months without having any menstrual. My problem is I sleep but I feel like my brain is not resting. I wake up with a severe headache feel like there's pressure in my head. And feel fatigued


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      Eileen — 19.03.2018 15:47
      Hi Beatrice, First thing to do is to check with your doctor about your blood pressure, in case it's high. Secondly, check that you are drinking heaps of plain, still water every day, in case you're dehydrated. Thirdly, get a check up with a cranial osteopath in case you have a structural issue that triggers in your sleep (maybe tooth grinding, for instance). Best Wishes, Eileen


  • Diane Rowland 's photo avatar
    Diane Rowland — 25.02.2018 18:14
    Need help with menopausal symptoms


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 26.02.2018 14:48
      Hello Diane, Please email me at with your main symptoms and any other information. Thank you


  • Ann-Marie 's photo avatar
    Ann-Marie — 02.12.2017 16:53
    Suffering from headaches and swollen breasts so appreciate any help. Thanks


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 04.12.2017 09:58
      HI Ann-Marie Remember to drink lots of water throughout the day as dehydration is a bif factor in headaches and you may find a magnesium supplement 200mg can help as well. Dehydration can also cause breast tenderness too! Some women find taking a kelp supplement can ease the discomfort but it is wise to get any breast changes checked out by your doctor as well. I have posted a video blog on this so do take a look.


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