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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?
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.
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.
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.)