Are you “coping” with menopause headaches on a regular basis?

Maryanne is in menopause.  She already balanced her hormones naturally but wasn’t able to get rid of those terrible headaches!

Maryanne woke up most days with  “menopause headaches.”   Sometimes it was a very mild one and she could “cope” with it, but most days it was a migraine and it kept her in bed trying to escape the pain.  She had been to several doctors and they all wanted to give her pain medication for the headaches.

At first, she started taking one of the prescriptions for her headaches but after a few weeks, they stopped working.

Her headaches kept her from doing any type of exercise and she noticed she was gaining weight.  Her clothes were getting so tight, especially around her middle section.  She knew she didn’t have the extra money to go buy new clothes that fit better just to wear to work.

She couldn’t find the energy to do the grocery shopping or some of the other important weekly chores for herself  and her family.  She was falling behind on everything. 

Everything seemed out of her control!

She  was so frustrated and started to panic!  She could not keep up with the laundry, cooking and cleaning in her home.

What is Causing Your Menopause Headaches?

 

Because of her debilitating headaches, she was passing up precious opportunities for spending time with her family.

It was only a matter of time before her two kids would be going off to college.

She was already missing them.  They were very involved in their own activities and had limited spare time to help her around the house.

She spent a lot of time in her bedroom, in bed with the shades drawn.  Her family was tired of seeing her this way.
They too felt frustrated and helpless at the same time.

It took Maryanne at least a year before she was able to find her answer.  And it was Maryanne who found it!

One night, when she was in bed, she started reading a book she had bought at a yard sale the year before.
One section she read, was about the health benefits of drinking a certain amount of water on a daily basis and how important it is for your body.

The brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and the liver are the five, most important organs that your body takes care of first.
Your skin, your joints, your G.I. tract are considered less important by the body so the signs of dehydration (lack of water) will appear in those areas first.

Could it be so simple?  Drink the proper amount of water and your headaches will disappear?

Water is needed for:

  •     the production of hormones in your brain
  •     improves your attention span
  •     increases the efficiency of your immune system
  •     helps prevent arthritis by lubricating the spaces in the joints and back
  •     as you age helps prevent memory loss and reduces the risk of some degenerative diseases
  •     makes your skin smoother and more plump
  •     may also help with digestive problems, asthma, high blood pressure and weight control

The rule seems to be to drink half of your body weight in ounces.  For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you can strive to get up to 70 ounces of water a day.

Any additional amount from what you drink now is going to help you because most people don’t drink nearly enough.

What steps did Maryanne take to help her “menopause headaches” disappear?

She took the advice from the book and started adding a glass of water before drinking every cup of coffee, tea or juice. 
Then she added another glass everyday as she woke up in the morning.  She started keeping a journal of just how much water she was drinking.

If she got bored with drinking plain water, she added slices of lemon, orange or lime to it.

She added more salads to her diet and especially more veggies and fruits because of the high water content.

Within a couple of months, she was drinking more water than she ever had AND was very excited to say that her headaches had become less severe, less often and finally went away for good.  Her body had been dehydrated!

So how much water are you drinking daily?

By adding more water to your daily intake of fluids, you could see a major difference in your menopause headaches.

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