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Why do you get a headache after crying?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually, the opposit
Crying is often a release of stress, that stems from a meaningful loss (friend, spouse, loss of good health, etc), an experience that wells up emotion (like a good movie): usually this is a kind of 'letting go' response, which is healthy.
Distinct from one that cries very frequently and is not an emotional release, or cries for secondary gain, with purpose of getting someone's sympathy. Check c gp.

In brief: Usually, the opposit
Crying is often a release of stress, that stems from a meaningful loss (friend, spouse, loss of good health, etc), an experience that wells up emotion (like a good movie): usually this is a kind of 'letting go' response, which is healthy.
Distinct from one that cries very frequently and is not an emotional release, or cries for secondary gain, with purpose of getting someone's sympathy. Check c gp.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably...
...Because of the stressor that got you crying in the first place is still there after you are done crying.

In brief: Probably...
...Because of the stressor that got you crying in the first place is still there after you are done crying.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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