Causes & What you can do
Headaches in women are often caused by hormones, and many women notice a link with their periods. The combined contraceptive pill, the menopause and pregnancy are also potential triggers.
Reducing your stress levels, having a regular sleeping pattern, and ensuring you don't miss meals may help reduce headaches associated with your menstrual cycle.
In the vast majority of cases, a headache isn't a sign of a serious problem. But, rarely, it can be a symptom of a more serious condition. If you're concerned that your headache might be serious, you should contact your Doctor immediately.