I have been experiencing headaches that make me vomit, I’m wondering if this could be hormonal?

I am a 51 year old woman. I have not had a period in 9 months. I do experience occasional hot flashes, as well as mood swings, but nothing that I can’t live with. I am in good health, I don’t take any medication on a regular basis (ibuprofen sometimes, multivitamins when I remember, Alleve every once in a while), I weigh 118 lbs, I eat pretty healthy; I’ve been a vegetarian for 26 years. I rarely get sick, although I do suffer from some bad headaches every so often. Recently (in the last 4-5 months), I have been experiencing headaches that make me vomit. Fortunately, it’s only been once a month, but the headache was painful enough to wake me from a deep sleep, the the pain was such that I felt like my face was going to crack open. Each time I’ve gotten this headache, it’s been the same thing: Middle of the night, horrible pain in my face, at the base of my skull, and my forehead. Each time, it has made me vomit, but not right away. I suffer for a bit before the nausea kicks in. Also, when I do vomit, it’s bile-nothing that I had eaten the night before. I’m wondering if this could be hormonal, considering that fact that it only happens once a month, and I am not getting periods any longer. Thank you in advance for any information you can give me!


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5 Comments on “I have been experiencing headaches that make me vomit, I’m wondering if this could be hormonal?

  1. hi
    it does seem to be hormonal due to early menopausal symptoms.
    You should consult a physician and get necessary hormonal tests done. Its nothing to worry about though as it will eventually subside.
    thanks

  2. HI
    DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HORMONAL. GASTRITIS SEEMS TO BE THE REASON FOR ME.
    TAKE ANTACIDS AND ANTI EMETICS WHENEVER YOU FEEL NAUSEATING.

  3. hello there
    although many reasons can cause such symptoms,severe hormonal disturbances of oestrogen levels seems to be the more likely cause at this age.
    get the blood levels checked.
    start on menopace tablets

  4. In my opinion you have Hypnic headaches which can have vascular arthritis reasons or neural reasons related to a tumour
    I suggest you see both a neurologist and an oncologist
    Take it seriously
    Good Luck

  5. For me it is mostly a migraine with attack phase symptoms.
    It can cause nausea and vomiting ,mood swings.
    Not likely premenopausal symptoms.
    See a pain management or an acupuncturist who can help you control those symptoms and cope with it.

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