Additionally, I'm in day 25 of my cycle but September is approaching.
Every September and every may my cycle goes through a seasonal change-then returns to its regularly scheduled 28 day program.
Every single migraine headache that I have ever experienced in my lifetime has the following hormonal pattern:
Migraine - 3 hours-Get Period.
There has been no deviation from this patten. Therefore, it took less than 30 seconds to put together
Migraine + Seasonal change in cycle = I am about to get my period.
This does help. Tremendously. Then I palpated my frontal region to see if that was tender too and it was. Soft circular rubbing helps there too.
Shortly after working on myself I fell into a deep sleep for approximately 3 hours. I woke up just in time for my monthly visitor, migraine gone. Happiness.
My happiness was short lived because there was a new post headache symptom beginning.
I found myself laying on my bed breathing deeply for approximately 35 minutes. That's when the nausea subsided.
I was able to get up and I felt like me again.
Thinking more on this, through the years the women who have endured the physical symptoms such as headaches, cramps and other things...I always thought to myself "I'd rather experience that then my mood swings!"
Now that I'm being blessed with all of it, I retract all the years of that internal thought dialogue. If I had to pick -I'd rather be a moody sensitive cry baby who flips out here and there when my boundaries aren't being honored than this nonsense.
But there is also an additional element to these headaches. Pre-headache -I experience a night of insomnia. Yet, Insomnia has lasted more than one night now....
"Sleep deprivation makes the brain more sensitive to the rewarding properties of food, says study author Pleunie Hogenkamp, Ph.D. Meaning: When your eyelids droop, temping foods seem much more delicious, so you’re more likely to want them in larger quantities."
Which is totally cool to have this one time per month (I've already decided that) but this week I had the other stuff too...all contributing factors in what I get to experience during my more hormonal flux days...
PERIMENOPAUSE: (Is there a pre-perimenopause?)
It usually starts in a woman's 40s, but can start in her 30s or even earlier.
The average length of perimenopause is 4 years, but for some women this stage may last only a few months or continue for 10 years. Perimenopause ends when a woman has gone 12 months without having her period.
I see this as, just another transition. Yet, one I'm now a little more prepared for due to all of the other life transitions I've already experienced. In this way, I will move into it and do what I can organically and naturally. I wouldn't say I'm thrilled by these shifts but I would say I'm glad to be alone to handle them in my own way without interference and I have some amazing women in my life who have already been here and done that....they have empathy, understanding, wisdom to share with me...as that's what we do for one another, isn't it?
Now I am going to plan out this entire month body, mind and spirit. I want to see what happens next month at this time...In the meantime: