Premenstrual Headaches Specialist

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!

What is Premenstrual Headaches?

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!

Premenstrual Headaches Symptoms & Causes

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!

Premenstrual Headaches Treatments

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.

Learn more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation and whether it may help your symptoms

Questions About Premenstrual Headaches

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:

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.

Common Symptoms treated at the Ashford Center

Bloating Learn more

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with bloating?

Have you ever heard of a man complaining of bloating? Rarely, if ever. The reason is that most of the sensation that causes women to complain of “bloating” is actually caused by a neuroactive peptide from the shedding

Fatigue Learn more
Heavy Periods Learn more

How are “heavy periods” defined?

In 2005, the FDA has formally decided that a woman herself should be the one to determine if her periods are “heavy” or “abnormal”. Therefore, nearly all insurance companies consider Advanced Endometrial Ablation a “covered service” if a woman is tired

Hot Flashes Learn more

What are hot flashes?

A hot flash is an unpleasant feeling of intense warmth or burning that flows through your body, often causing your skin to redden, your face and chest to flush, and sweat to break out.

The feeling generally comes on suddenly, which is why it’s

Mood Swings Learn more

What are mood swings?

Mood swings are rapid changes in the way you feel. For example, you might feel happy and content one minute, then burst into tears; or you might feel calm and then suddenly become angry and lose your temper. Some women simply feel a steady level of anxiety, or

Painful Periods Learn more

What causes painful periods?

There are two main causes of painful periods, or dysmenorrhea. One component of dysmenorrhea is caused by chemicals (neuroactive peptides) produced in the uterine lining. These neuroactive peptides irritate the uterine muscle causing it to spasm. In

PMS Learn more

What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

PMS refers to physical and emotional changes that occur around the time of your menstrual period. All women occasionally feel the effect of their fluctuating hormones. However, these changes become PMS when your symptoms:

  • Are present for
Premenstrual Headaches Learn more

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:

Other GYN Issues treated at the Ashford Center

Alternatives to Hysterectomy Learn more

When would a hysterectomy be required?

A hysterectomy is usually the most appropriate treatment for women diagnosed with uterine cancer. If you don’t have cancer, however, a hysterectomy is the last option and should only be performed after other conservative

Endometriosis Learn more

How does Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with endometriosis?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that gently removes the hormonally active lining or the uterus, the endometrium. Because the endometrium is responsible for part of the cascade of hormones

Fibroids Learn more

How are fibroids diagnosed?

Diagnostic methods that can confirm the presence of fibroids include:

  • Transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
  • CT and MRI scans

It’s not uncommon to find that what a woman thinks are symptoms of

Low Libido Learn more

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with low libido?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation can potentially help with low libido that is related to hormonal imbalance. The endometrium that lines the uterus is closely linked to hormone levels, as hormones trigger the breakdown of the

Menopause Learn more

When will I enter menopause?

Menopause is a time when there is no more menstrual bleeding. Perimenopause is a time when the ovaries’ production of estrogen can waver and sputter before eventually ceasing altogether (menopause). This time of changing estrogen production and unbalanced

PCOS Learn more

Does PCOS cause health complications?

The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS affect many functions and systems in your body. As a result, PCOS increases your risk of:

  • Infertility: PCOS is a leading cause of infertility due to ovulation
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