Does black cohosh cause headaches?

mandyvmandyv Registered Users Posts: 2,437 Curl Connoisseur
I've been using it and it has decreased my hot flashes noticeably, but I've also been getting headaches lately :( but I've gotten headaches all my life, so I don't know if there's a connection. Have any of you noticed that side effect?
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,730 Curl Virtuoso
    I'm not much help. I did take black cohosh for awhile but I normally get 15+ migraines a month so it's hard to tell if it had any affect on them.
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  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Registered Users Posts: 2,420 Curl Neophyte
    my aunt was taking black cohash for a while and didnt experience headaches. what she did notice is that they did nothing for her hot flashes. she used to get really bad hot flashes- HORRIBLE. the only thing that has kept them away is birth controll pills.
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Registered Users Posts: 3,413 Curl Neophyte
    I take Black Cohosh for nightsweats. It's help, thank goodness. I haven't noticed an increase in headaches. Could it be the time of the year? Aren't there lots of allergens in the air this time of year.
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  • mandyvmandyv Registered Users Posts: 2,437 Curl Connoisseur
    KurlyKae wrote: »
    I take Black Cohosh for nightsweats. It's help, thank goodness. I haven't noticed an increase in headaches. Could it be the time of the year? Aren't there lots of allergens in the air this time of year.

    Oh, I'm very glad to hear that. Maybe it was psychosomatic, so now the headaches may stop :) It's helped me a lot.
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    Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
    CoWash: VO5 kiwi
    Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
    Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor

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