Interview with Dr. Tom Pitts for Shape.
What is a hormonal headache?
While a headache or migraine can happen anytime, a hormonal headache or migraine is specifically set off during your menstrual cycle. Both hormonal headaches and migraines are caused by hormone fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle, says Thomas Pitts, M.D., a neurologist at Hudson Medical Wellness in New York City. It’s worth noting here that headaches and migraines are not one and the same — just as any chronic migraine sufferer will tell you.
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