Has anyone else experienced cluster headaches during their period week? For the past 6 months or so, I've been getting what seems like cluster headaches the week before and during my period. At first, I thought they were just migraines, but looking up symptoms they seem to be cluster headaches.
The first one I ever had, behind my left eye I was in excruciating pain. It hurt to even look sideways or up and was a constant throbbing pain behind my eye. I even went to an eye specialist because I thought something was wrong, but they couldn't figure anything out.
But now every month like clockwork, I get the same thing. It's always behind my left eye, a throbbing constant pain. It doesn't go away with Tylenol or Excedrin, and usually lasts until my period is over and then I'm fine. I am taking birth control and wondering if that has anything to do with it too. Any advice?