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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache and throw up after crying?

Don t cry: Intracranial hypertension, which is provoked at different degrees by efforts like crying, can be part of this. Don t breath so heavily when you cry, or better, stop crying and see a professional to rule out depression, check if you CNS is normal, and get psychotherapy or antidepressants, if indicated. Again, please don t cry, lady. ...Read more

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My 5 year old says her forehead hurts, and her neck, crying a little, normal for a child to get headache?

My 5 year old says her forehead hurts, and her neck, crying a little, normal for a child to get headache?

It sounds like: she could have a strep infection....often associated with neck pain and headache. Children can get headaches although they aren't always able to describe it well. I would recommend you take her to her pediatrician today or tomorrow to be properly diagnosed and treated. You can also give her fever reducing medicine. If any other symptoms develop or she looks sicker, take her to the ER tonight. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches that make me feel nauseous and make my eyes hurt and water like I'm crying?

Why do I get headaches that make me feel nauseous and make my eyes hurt and water like I'm crying?

Cluster?: It is not possible to answer you without proper history If persistent see a neurologist There are MANY possibilities ...Read more

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Is it normal to get sinus pain, blocked nose and headache when really upset and crying? So bad head hurts next day but then gone.

Is it normal to get sinus pain, blocked nose and headache when really upset and crying? So bad head hurts next day but then gone.

Many ppl do. : Indeed. Emotions cause membranes to swell & block passages; tears run to nostrils and cause blowing, causing negative pressure in sinuses-voilà: pain. Not just big sinuses, but the honeycomb-like tiny chambers between the eyes can take hours to recover. Pseudoephedrine can help. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 hasnt 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 hasnt 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Im crying, headache, and have a fever, what do i do?

Im 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more