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Menstrual migraines

Hi everyone.

For about the last six months, I have been getting moderate to severe headaches right before and during my menstrual cycle. Although I am prone to the occasional tension or sinus headache, I have never really had or been diagnosed with migraine headaches. This has happened with every period in the last six months. It begins with a mild headache one to two days before my period begins, and I can take just one tylenol or Ibuprophen and it subsides. The one to two days into my period a headache begins again and this time it gets worse. Ibuprophen or Tylenol isn't helping at all. The more severe headache lasts from the time I get up until I go to sleep. It seems better in the morning and then comes on again. So for at least two days, I'm in moderate to severe pain, light and loud noise seems to make it worse, then it just goes away by itself. Its hard to function; I have two boys and school plus a job. Does anyone here have similar experience and any advice on what might help? I appreciate any advice you guys might have.

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