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During those few delightful days I get hellish moodswings and also get migrain-like headaches. I read somewere that there are either herbs or teas that can help. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it. 



7 years ago

I do eat well because I work at a local year round green market and it just rubs off on you to eat well. Also I was told not to drink Gatorade because it is very acidic to teeth and that was why my sister needed major dental work from drinking that stuff in the summertime for 3 or 4 years.

Are you getting true migrains, Ie. severe headache accompanied by (possibly)
nausea, chills and eye flashes, that means you are unable to function for 24 hrs. or more? If not then you are getting headaches. (It's important which it is)
Chemicals can often cause severe headaches such as, hair spray, gel, fly spray etc. Formaldahyde is used in toothpaste and new carpets?
Pestisides are notorious for this. If you can isolate it then it will help WHEN YOU SEE YOUR DR. Stop messing around, headaches of any type should always be investigated. Moodiness may well be a reaction to having headaches or something else entirely. Please tell the Dr. this when you go. Good luck.

She wants advice, guidance?! I better stay away from this forum..........

I use to get migraines all the time. It turns out that I had a food allergy to milk products. A good first step would be to see if it might be to find out if a food allergy is causing your migraines. Caffeine is often a culprit in migraines...either the excess of it or lack of caffeine. If you find you get headaches frequently around a time you would normally be drinking a highly caffeinated drink such as coffee, that is probably the cause of the headache. I suspect that the reason you might have heard that tea helps migraines is that some tea is very high in caffeine. If you are suffering caffeine withdraw, any drink high in caffeine will help temporarily. It is possible that caffeine might also be effecting mood. Unfortunately, drinking lots of caffeine, while it may stop a headache may cause more headaches in the future as your body builds up a tolerance.


7 years ago

I relize that but my mom had some teas that worked for her, but now she can't remember them. so i thought that maby someone else might have an idea

As Kiteman implies, "natural" doesn't mean "GOOD" all the time.

Arsinic is a naturally occurring poison.

Anyway,  ChrysN has a good suggestion, as Yogi teas, if nothing else, are really good :-) 

I personally get bad headaches IF I take in too many salts (sodium salts mostly) and so have to avoid the sprots drinks, as well as high salt items of food.  This is due to high blood pressure however, and it is unlikely in someone that is young,  but can occur.  


7 years ago

Yogi teas makes one though I've never tried it.  I've tried raspberry leaf tea but I think that is for dealing with cramps. Apparently evening primrose oils is also supposed to help  (I haven't tried it either). 

With regards to headaches I think it helps if you are properly hydrated make sure you are getting enough fluids.  A friend told me once that if she feels a migraine headache coming on she drinks a sport drink (like Gatorade) which seems to stop the headache (probably due to the electrolytes in them.)

For mood swings, I don't think there is a cure.  I think you just need to recognize them as they occur and not get caught up in them and realize that they will pass.  As Kiteman mentioned try some breathing exercises or you can try meditation .

Also eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables during this time as well as drinking enough water should help with the symptoms.

Possibly, but remember that "it's natural" is not a glowing reference for a medication.

I'd start with some sort of breathing exercises (these have worked for my pupils in the past, but there are many you can try).

After that, I'd consult an actual doctor - several versions of the contraceptive pill are well-known for easing symptoms such as those you describe.

But, the most important thing to remember is that free medical advice from strangers on the internet is often worth less than you paid for it (and, yes, that includes me).