Premenstrual Headache Specialist

The Ashford Center

Gynecologists & Advanced Endometrial Ablation Specialists located in Athens, GA & Duluth, GA

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause a variety of symptoms in the days leading up to a period, including headaches and migraines. Our data from over 4,000 women, has revealed that around 70% of women experience headaches before and during the first few days of the period. Nearly all cyclical headaches will disappear after Advanced Endometrial Ablation! Clinton Ashford, MD, and Rebecca Ashford, MD at The Ashford Center in Athens, Georgia focus on Advanced Endometrial Ablation, a minimally invasive 10-minute procedure that eliminates premenstrual headaches and migraines for most women. To learn more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation for premenstrual headaches, call The Ashford Center or book a consultation online today.

Premenstrual Headache

What is a premenstrual headache?

Premenstrual headaches are those that start in the days just before you begin your period. They may be typical headaches like those you would experience if you were stressed or dehydrated, but often premenstrual headaches come in the form of debilitating migraine attacks.

As many as 40% % of our patients tell us that they have at least two days of severe migraine headaches prior to their periods. All of these cyclical headaches will disappear after Advanced Endometrial Ablation!

What causes premenstrual headaches?

The trigger for premenstrual headaches is most likely a neuropeptide toxin emitted from the degenerating endometrium just before the period or during the first day or two. Getting rid of the root cause of the problem, removal of the endometrium, will nearly always stop these cyclical headaches for good!  

The Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedure at The Ashford Center is the safest, simplest way to get to the root of the problem and be headache-free forever!

What are the symptoms of premenstrual headaches?

Premenstrual headaches are usually throbbing, causing a sensation of pounding and increased pain with movement. Most times there is a component of nausea also. In addition, there may be other symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Acne
  • Joint pain
  • Not urinating as often as normal
  • Constipation
  • Lack of coordination
  • Increased appetite
  • Cravings for chocolate, salt, or alcohol

Some women may suffer from this type of headache each month, while others, especially those who are prone to migraines anyway, experience regular premenstrual migraine headaches. 

Migraines don’t just cause intense pain in your head. They can also be the source of other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and flashing lights or auras that affect your vision.  In addition to making a woman’s life miserable, these headaches can interfere with productivity at work and can be debilitating, affecting the quality of life. 

Can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with premenstrual headaches?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation stops nearly all premenstrual headaches, including migraines. Removing the hormonally-sensitive lining of the uterus stops the degenerating endometrium from emitting the neuropeptide toxin that triggers the headaches.  Once childbearing is complete, Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a safe, effective treatment option for most women.

Dr. Clint Ashford is the leading expert in the field of Advanced Endometrial Ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that ends periods permanently and effectively eliminates premenstrual headaches and migraines.

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is only suitable for women whose families are complete. 

For more information, call The Ashford Center or schedule a consultation online today.