I’m new to the forum, but not new to headaches. I’ve searched many dozens of times for anyone that has a similar headache experience and can’t seem to find one person.
For 15+ years I’ve had regular headaches. I never thought about them, just popped some Tylenol and managed to work through them. about 5 years ago, I started keeping a headache calendar at the suggestion of my girlfriend who was a migraine sufferer. The calendar showed me there are no apparent triggers except time. No food or drink or caffeine or anything triggers my headache except a very reliable 4 week cycle.
It’s almost some kind of male-menstrual cycle thing. I know it sounds bizarre, but with 5+ years of data, it’s pretty undeniable. The headache cycle works like this: every 4 weeks I get a headache episode that lasts between 3 and 5 days. When the headache cycle starts, I take some Tylenol and that almost always kills the headache for 6 – 8 hours. When it starts to reappear, another Tylenol dose and it subsides again. This goes on for 3-5 days until the headache is gone without medication. I can look at a calendar and tell you within 1 day when the next headache cycle will start. It’s as reliable as the sunrise.
Have any of you ever heard of a headache like this? It’s not debilitating, but it’s a serious drag for 3-5 days each month. I’m grateful the Tylenol works because if it didn’t, I’d be miserable for that time period.
Thanks for any feedback you may have.