Why do I Get Sinus Pain, Headache and Neckache Before my Period?


Asked by Sairy

I Seem To Get Sinus Pain/headache/neckache Every Time I Am About To Get My Period.

Could my sinuses flare up with hormonal changes due to mensturation?


Hi Sairy,

This is a huge topic, hundreds of books have been written on it! Migraine is a genetic neurological disease thought to be caused by overactive neurons in our brains and genetics. Headache can be just one part of a Migraine attack.

People may think they have sinus headaches, because their nose is stuffy, they have pressure and/or pain in the forehead and red or puffy eyes. This pain and pressure can be on both sides of the face so people don't really think of it as a Migraine. These symptoms are all Migraine symptoms as well. Take a look at this article to help clear things up: Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It's Probably Migraine.

Certainly hormonal fluctuations can trigger a Migraine attack for some. So, it could sort of go like this; hormonal fluctuations (among other things like certain foods, changes in weather, dehydration) triggers a Migraine attack. Some symtpoms experience during a Migraine attack can feel like "sinus pain/headache/neckache" and for more information on the four phases of a Migraine attack, continue reading Anatomy of a Migraine.

I hope this helps,


You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.