Please recommend some options for headache relief!!
Hello, an 18-year-old woman seeking medication for the treatment of headaches. She describes experiencing moderate headaches each month just prior to the onset of her menstrual period, and that the headaches are usually accompanied by fatigue, irritability, nausea, and mild abdominal pain. She usually takes acetaminophen for symptom relief, and is wondering if there’s another medication that might work better. She has no medication allergies .
@saptarshi PMS is a cyclic disorder characterized by physical and emotional changes that occur during the luteal phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle just before the onset of menses. Although the etiology of PMS is not completely understood, it is believed that fluctuations in the hormones estrogen and progesterone may be the trigger for these cyclic symptoms. There are at least 200 different symptoms of PMS. Only some of the symptoms are routinely assessed and identified, however. The most common symptoms of PMS include tension and anxiety; depression; abdominal bloating and lower extremity edema; mastalgia and breast tenderness; headache and irritability. Treatment goals include resolution of or significant improvement in her symptoms, providing her with education about her symptoms and expectations for treatment, and limiting the impact of her symptoms on daily activities. Treatment of mild-to-moderate symptoms of PMS can include both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions.