I have had low grade headaches (kind of in the temple area) on and off during the last week. I am wondering if anyone else is having these. I am trying to drink a lot of water, as dehydration is usually something that causes me to have headaches. I read that hormones can do this and I guess lack of sleep can too. Right now it is just slightly irritating, not really painful, so I have not really been taking any tylenol or advil. BTW-I had no drugs during the birth except for penicillin, so it is not an epi headache.
Jesshrehor- Thanks for the heads up. I keep a close eye on that possibility. My BP is fine, though it did get slightly elevated at the end of my pregnancy, so I have been on watch for a rise or other PE signs. I think PE headaches are kind of severe, though, aren't they?
Usually, yes. The headache preceding a seizure tends to be particularly severe from what I understand. Elevated blood pressure can also cause headaches that are more annoying and not especially bad, though. Like I said, I ended up with postpartum preeclampsia and I didn't even know that was possible. So, I'm paranoid about postpartum headaches now. :-) Especially since most people don't know they can still get preeclampsia after the birth.
to a pp, thank you for mentioning pp pre e. i was getting bad headaches like when i used to take bcp. i quit taking the placenta pills. after 24 hours my headache went away and i started bleeding again. and my vision wasnt fuzzy anymore. i wouldnt have thought too much about it being related if you hadnt mentioned it.
to the op, are you feeling any better?
I have a killer headache and have since he was born.
I've tried- massage, the chiropractor, sinus medicine, the neti pot (does help a bit), taking naps, acupressure (which does help), trying to let the daily stress melt away, magensium, stopped my placenta pills a week ago, cut out dairy, even tried exedrine migraine and it didn't do anything. I don't know what else to do! I had a drug free delivery so no worries about that. The chiropractor said she thought that it was a combo of lack of sleep, sinus, but mostly from pushing out a 9 lb baby in such a short time. Doctors think it's sinus but won't give me antibiotics until I try over the counter drugs.
I have an appointment for cranio sacral work and am going to try biofeedback.
Any one find any solutions?