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During menopause or when using menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), the levels of the hormone oestrogen fluctuate, which can lead to various symptoms, including headaches. Migraines are the most common type of headache affected by these changes in oestrogen levels.
If you are experiencing headaches during treatment, here are some tips to help manage them:
Stay well hydrated
- Drinking enough water throughout the day can help prevent headaches. Dehydration can contribute to headaches, so it is important to drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
Try relaxation techniques
- Stress and anxiety can contribute to headaches. Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, or meditation can help reduce stress and alleviate headaches.
Avoid possible triggers
- Certain foods, such as caffeine, alcohol, and chocolate, can trigger headaches. Try to identify any possible headache triggers and minimise their use.
If your headaches persist after the first month of treatment or if you are concerned about your symptoms, don't hesitate to reach out to our Medical Support team, please message them here.
You should go to a hospital's emergency department or call triple zero (000) for an ambulance if your headache: worsens in severity, it suddenly wakes you up at night, is thunderclap in nature, or if you are noticing visual disturbance or neurological symptoms (changes in sensation, coordination, slurred speech or weakness)