Oh Abby! So sorry. I hope your headache has gone away. I am mostly through the change - I am happy to say. I was on HRT for a while. It really did the trick with the symptoms, but caused nearly continuous spotting (sorry guys for the TMI... just move on now
). Most of the over the counter stuff was useless, or worse, for me. Eventually my Dr. prescribe a mild anti-depressant which helped a lot. I still tend to wake up at 2 or 3 and often stay up for a hour or so, but it is nothing like it was without any medication.
I definitely recommend address this sooner rather than later. You really need not suffer - and anything that interferes with sleep is suffering in my book. I was pretty adverse to medicating what is really a normal phenomenon, but decided my over all mental health was worth saving