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February 18th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Ever since about a week after coming home from the hospital, I've had a headache every day. I mean, seriously, EVERY day.

I had migraines pretty bad before I got preggo, but they were pretty closely tied to my cycle and stress, I think. I only had a handful of headaches while I was pregnant, other than the last few weeks when my BP was up.

So, my doctor had me try all my usual remedies -- Motrin 800, my migraine medicine. None of it helps. She has me on a prophylaxis now, which is actually a BP med, but it's "off label" use is migraine prevention. I hadn't noticed much of a difference, until earlier today. I thought "Wow, maybe this medicine is finally starting to work." But now I'm back to having a raging headache.

I'm sure it's a combo of a lot of things... lack of sleep, stress, worry, hormone fluctuation, etc. My work is going to screw me over (turns out I won't be going back to my regular position for some reason -- funny this change came while I was on bed rest / maternity leave) so I'm highly stressed about that. Sometimes I just lay in bed with my mind spinning about that until I fall asleep from sheer exhaustion. But the headaches started before I knew about that, so I know it isn't that alone.

So...Anyone else have headaches since giving birth?
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February 18th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Yes, not as many as you Mine are always tied to lack of sleep. I know for sure after a bad night the next day is going to be hell.
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February 18th, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Yes I have totally been having them more than I have in the past. Almost every day I have one, I try drinking coffee thinking that maybe it's from lack if sleep and I need a pick me up and then I think maybe I'm dehydrated from BF but still nothing helps. I think I may ask my Dr about it at my 6 weeks check up.
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February 19th, 2013, 03:26 AM
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Yep, one a day. I feel it is stress and lack of sleep related plus the hormone changes. I'll be asking my doc about them on fri.
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February 19th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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I was getting really bad headaches for a while but it seemed to decrease a good amount since.
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February 19th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Yes. I feel it's related to BFing? But maybe not. I wake up with them the past week and a half, it's awful. I also got migraines once in a great while before being pregnant, I got 4 or 5 major migraines (with aura) while pregnant, which is much more than normal.

But these headaches make me feel SO TIRED. They feel different. Is that how yours are? Like a cloud hanging over your head. I think it could have something to do with not getting full sleep cycles, it feels like that.
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February 19th, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Did your doctor ask if your BP is high? My SIL had awful headaches after one of her kids, and it turned out to be post-natal pre-eclampsia. She went into the hospital for a magnesium drip for a couple of days. (Not to be an alarmist... I always downplay a headache, and it could be a variety of other factors. But it may be worth checking to see if you have other related symptoms, just in case.)
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