By Shannon Bauer, November 11, 2020
Most commonly hormonal headaches are triggered a few days before the onset of your menstrual cycle. “The fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels typically cause headaches to show up three days before your period,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D. an ob-gyn and maternal-fetal medicine physician at NYC Health Hospitals/Lincoln. Hormonal replacement therapy, birth control pills, pregnancy, or menopause can also cause hormone levels to shift and are other possible causes of hormonal headaches, adds Dr. Gaither.
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