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Why Do You Get A Headache After Crying
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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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
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
Loud noises &crying from my kids gives me a headache & pinches a nerve in my fore head. It makes me mad, fustrated & I get a bad headache & nerves hurt?
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
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
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
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
I can't even set through fireworks without crying. I get headaches as well, I've tried ear plugs and they don't work. Could it be a hearing loss?
ENT: See ear nose and throat doc. They specialize in hearing problems. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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 feel like I have to keep swallowing and I have a headache. I think it might be from crying last night. Is this weird?
My don is 6 years old and has been crying because he has a bad headache should I take him to the er?
? 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
I got really sad and started to cry. It was hot out. I was worried bc I got a headache right when I started crying? It left shortly after. Do I worry?
See a neurologist: You can encourage her to see a neurologist and get the care she needs to prevent these headaches. ...Read more
What to do if I have headache for 2 weeks crying spells and uncontrollable anxiety attacks please help?
Please see a: Doctor to check out the headaches and ask them for the name of a good psychologist to help with the crying spells and panic attacks. The headaches may be due to the stress and anxiety you are experiencing, but it is important to rule out any medical issues before assuming that it is all emotionally triggered. Feel fee to ask additional questions. ...Read more
Why does crying make me tired?? And sometimes also gives me headache. Today I was upset by my daughter and cried...now I hate tired feeling!!
Emotions: Extreme emotions have their toll on our nervous system, hence the feeling of being tired and exhausted, the headache when you cry is due to the congestion. Just let go your emotions, if you really suffer you may want to ask your doctor for a small dose of an anxiolytic, just to help you through, all the best ...Read more
I recently experienced a horrible break up, which involved lots of crying and a huge headache, my head feels a lil better but the pain is lingering?
See ans: A painful breakup of a relationship can be a learning experience. Depression at the loss can be normal for a little while. But if you stay sad, have difficulty functioning or getting on with your life then you may benefit from seeing a mental health professional for insight and guidance. Stay positive and connect with close friends and family for support. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more
I am feeling a bit nauseous after crying earlier today. I have a bit of lingering headache to not so severe just feeling sickish. I took excedrin for headache but still feeling ill?
You maybe coming down with something. Your body is trying to get you to relax and rest. Go to bed, watch TV. If you vomit or begin with more symptoms then these will help diagnose you further.
You may just be stressed out. Relax and get some rest.
Another view point would be to go to Urgent Care, have vitals checked and see if there is any signs of infections or contagious diseases starting. ...Read more
Hi. My son is 16months old. Got his MMR injection 3 days ago. Holds his head and starts crying when he runs. Almost like he has a headache.
Mgt: This should be evaluated. The CDC website has a list of possible adverse events, which are not usual but they can occur. " Moderate Problems include neurologic conditions' ...Read more
My nephew is 3.Watching tv in my bed a few mornings now. Today he has terrible neck&back pain, headache w/ vomiting and crying. No fever. Coincidence or sickness? Can't keep food or tylenol (acetaminophen) down. Thank you
Sickness: By what you have described I think he has come down with an illness. Watching tv should not cause vomiting. You may want to consider having him seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Dehydration? My eyes feel like I've been crying for days but I haven't. Also niggly headache & dizzyness on/off
You may have dry eye: There are many things that can cause your symptoms. One of the most common problems that could be causing your symptoms, is dry eyes. It can cause pain and redness in the eyes and also headache if it is severe enough. Other causes are iritis, scleritis, or corneal problems. So it is important to see someone. Ophthalmologists are trained to evaluate you for this particulate issue. ...Read more
Was given a Toradol injection today. WOW no more headache, crying, and confused thinking. When does it wear off?
Shortly: These injections can last a few hours to a few days. So if you are still benefitting it would be a great idea to see a Neurologist to have a thorough evaluation. Also they may be able to find an excellent regimen for you as well. Ideally their workup will yield a reversible cause. Keep me posred. ...Read more
A friend is feelng sad, hurting emotionally, lonely, hungry yet doesn't feel like eating, has a bad headache, and having crying spells. It started this morning. What should I do?
This morning?: It sounds like something has happened which upset your friend a lot. Often relationship breakups, deaths, job loss, and various other events can precipitate painful reactions like you describe. Ask your friend to share with you what's hurting, if s/he can. Your presence may help. If these feelings continue for more than 2 weeks, your friend needs a doctor; if suicidal, needs this care now. ...Read more
My cousin has a bad headache where she crying and throwing up what can I do to try and soothe it?
Sounds like migraine: Suggest getting her to see a neurologist so these headaches are better controlled - in the interim, a dark room and rest usually helps but without professional care, these may continue. ...Read more
How do I deal with my stress & anxiety & headaches & pains n my head when I'm going a separation I can't stop crying & feel bad?
Difficult: You may want to talk with someone, minister, pastor etc etc. You would benefit from antidepressent such as Lexapro or Paxil (paroxetine) and benzodiazepine for anxiety such as xanax. Time will help but it may not seem like it now when you are going through it. Also spend time with friends, relatives, keep active, go out to dinner, moves etc to keep your mind off of the situation as best as you can. ...Read more
Had strep now can't touch chin to chest without crying out in pain. Headache at base of neck coughing nonproductive. Meningitis?
I have chronic headaches, allergies after crying after being in the sun. My question is is taking 1-2 tylonal aweek put damage on liver? Its not much.
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