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What is the cure for headache due to crying?

What is the cure for headache due to crying?

It is stress: It is not crying itself but the stress that caused the crying. Stress is a most potent trigger of migraine headaches. Obvious answer is treat the cause of stress. You may still get headaches which then need to be treated depending on frequency and severity with medications.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why do you get a headache after crying?

Why do you get a headache after crying?

Headache and crying: It may be due to the emotional stress that caused the crying or it may be related to the muscle contractions that occur as you cry. I would suspect it to be benign especially if it doesn't happen all the time or is mild. Good luck.

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How to relieve an agonising headache after crying?

How to relieve an agonising headache after crying?

Headache: More than likely this is a muscle contraction headache which often is relieved by massage of the temples and the taking of TYLENOL (acetaminophen). Obviously if the severe headache persists or worsens with the appearance of other symptoms such as vomiting, visual disturbance, drowsiness you should consult your physician.

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I took the pills and I get crying headaches, am I dying, is this really it?

If you have just: Taken an overdose of pills it is essential that you call 911 for emergency assistance. It is my hope that you did not die. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. You need to be receiving professional care. Suicide is never the answer.

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Hot day today. I got a headache seconds RIGHT when I started crying. It left after stopping. Do I worry, ive cried before and it hasn't hurt like today?

Hot day today. I got a headache seconds RIGHT when I started crying. It left after stopping. Do I worry, ive cried before and it hasn't hurt like today?

Muscle contraction: It is likely that the crying induced a muscle contraction type discomfort and not a serious type of head pain. Nevertheless if you experience frequent headaches, consult your physician.

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Yesterday I was crying. The next day I woke up nauseous with a headache. Is this normal?

Yesterday I was crying. The next day I woke up nauseous with a headache. Is this normal?

Maybe: If you cried hard enough if can cause congestion of nose / upper airway which might contribute to a headache. Nausea might occur if anxious. Or these symptoms might have nothing to do with crying. If you are particularly stressed you could develop somatic symptoms. Take care.

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I was crying last night and I had a really bad headache afterwords and I still have it, why has it lasted this long?

I was crying last night and I had a really bad headache afterwords and I still have it, why has it lasted this long?

Tension and stress: The tension and the stress associated with the crying will create enough muscle tension, and create headache. relaxation, hot bath, message, and heat pad to the neck, and medication will take it away.

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When I cry I get headaches that make me want to cry. They are definitely unilateral and throb. I have had these type a lot even when not crying?

What a pain!: I would recommend that you call to make an appointment with a neurologist and speak with your general practitioner. While you are waiting for an appointment, document the exact location of the headache, what the pain feels like, how long it lasts, what makes the headache worse or what makes it better, and any other symptoms associated with the headache (nausea, vomiting, changes in vision).

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I'm crying, headache, and have a fever, what do I do?

I'm crying, headache, and have a fever, what do I do?

If in that much...: ...distress, please proceed to the Emergency Room. Meningitis and other "central" processes need to be ruled out given the symptoms and severity described.

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What type of headache is triggered by crying. Throbbing headache.?

See below: Depends on the location, duration, specific symptoms, medical history and many other factors. However, both tension and migraine type headaches can be triggered by crying episodes that are associated with stress, depression and other negative emotions. Crying related to happiness does not cause muscle tension or hormone stimulation like that with negative emotions.

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My don is 6 years old and has been crying because he has a bad headache should I take him to the er?

Yes!: If your son's headache is bad enough to make him cry, yes he needs to be seen. Please don't wait.

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Is it normal to have severe headaches after crying?

Is it normal to have severe headaches after crying?

? migraine: Intense physical exertion can cause migraine headaches. If you are younger than 30 and have a family history of migraines this could be it. The headache pain is typically one-sided, is throbbing in nature, with associated nausea/vomiting. Light and sound sensitivity can also accompany. Classically there can be an aura before the onset - visual changes, pins/needles arm/leg, or speech problems.

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How come I always have headaches all day after crying myself to sleep?

Muscle tension: Your body is very stressed and tense from whatever is making you cry. It sounds like you are tensing a lot of muscles. Try to not grit or grind your teeeth, try massaging your temporal muscles (right in front of your ears). Massaging your neck and shoulder muscles should help a lot too.

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After crying for like two hours, my head is hurting me so badly that I can't sleep. What should I do for the headache?

Consider taking: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to.

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I feel like I have to keep swallowing and I have a headache. I think it might be from crying last night. Is this weird?

Probebly from crying: It is not weird and probably as a result of crying last night, you can take something for headache and drink some extra fluids.

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When I get sad I get a massive headache and start crying. How can I stop being so emotional?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. You are having a tough time and could use some help figuring out why you are feeling so sad. Your emotions are trying to tell you something and in therapy you can make sense of them. Emotions are like a safety valve on a pressure cooker. It is important to pay attention to them.

Dr. Alan Mease
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