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Hi mamas,<br><br>
I've had the worst headache for 4 days now and nothing will budge it. I'm monitoring my BP at home since I had a couple high readings at the hospital and doc's office. At home it averages 125/75, so I can't imagine that's the cause.<br><br>
Do hormones trying to adjust causes this? The last time I m/c, I was barely 5 weeks and I didn't have this problem; however, this time I was 9.
 

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I had a miscarriage a few years ago, and yes, I had a massive headache. My hormones plummeted once the baby was passed. I knew that was what had happened, and when I went in to get my HCG levels checked one week later, I told the doc, she didn't believe me. We made a bet, and sure enough, my HCG went from being over 2000 to 0 in less than a week.<br><br>
I would check in with a doctor just in case
 

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It's totally a hormone headache - I used to get a migraine when I ovulated because my progesterone would shoot up so fast, and I get one sometimes right before AF as well when my levels fall. Doesn't make it any easier, but it is fairly normal. I have found that caffeine REALLY helps with this - not sure exactly why, but maybe that will work for you too?
 

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I had extremely painful headaches with two of my losses. I agree that rapid hormonal changes are the culprit. The crying doesn't help either. I also agree that caffeine was helpful. I also took advil or tylenol and sudafed and drank a lot of water. Hugs to you...
 

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I strangely had more horrendous headaches for longer with my 5 week loss than I did with my 15 week loss. I had a severe headache every day for two weeks with the 5 week loss--I think it was because it took my body a lot longer to figure things out with that loss and I was still a "little bit pregnant" for almost a month (still had positive tests for almost a month, breast tenderness, headache, etc.). The later loss was so much a birth--very much like any other--that it was "clear cut" for my body and I had a negative test by two weeks postpartum and the headache stopped within the first week or so too. I still puzzle over it, because obviously my hormone levels couldn't have been THAT high at only 5 weeks, but I think they were just slow to fall back to normal or something, whereas with the later loss baby, by body was like, "well, baby is definitely gone and you are definitely NOT pregnant." (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">, but also more reassuring that the constant wondering that went on with the earlier m/c).<br><br>
With the later loss, I also had a heart-beating-loudly-in-my-ears thing that went on for some time.<br><br>
I'm so sorry about your baby. (((hugs)))
 

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So sorry for your loss! I, too, had a horrendous headache for weeks afterward my loss in January. I had chiropractor adjustments, took tons of medicine, nothing really helped. Finally mentioned something to my doctor and he said, as previous posters have said, that it is the hormones causing the headache and that the headaches usually go away by the time you have your next period. He was right--the day I got my period, the headaches went away. I know I thought they would never end--and I had worried about my blood pressure, too, but it was fine. Be gentle with yourself, rest when you can, put a cool washcloth over your eyes and face for some relief.<br>
Take care,<br>
Becky
 

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I also have had a bad headache for the past week. I assume that it's the hormones causing it, though the daily crying isn't helping, I'm sure.<br>
Right now I'm going to try a big glass of water, a nap, then a glass of Coke <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hopefully one of those things will help.
 

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Gosh, I'm glad to know I'm not alone and that it will end sometime soon. Thanks for your responses, mamas!<br><br>
I'm off to hit the caffeine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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