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Not to make it sound like I run around crying all the time, but...lately, when I do, I get headaches instantly.

I don't want anyone to think I have some tragic life, but for my whole life, I've teared up over sad songs, or...like right now...watching the stories on Long Island Medium. For maybe the last few weeks, I will get an instant headache when I do. It isn't like I'm bawling hard or anything, or like I'm crying a long time (maybe 30 seconds of tearing up)...but the headache stays.

What's the deal? Does anyone else have this happen?

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Mom-2-3-Girlz

Asked by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2012 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • I get a terrible headache any time I cry.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 11:40 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • I do the same thing! Tears must trigger headaches, lol
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 11:42 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Weird! Are you dehydrated? Need salt?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:46 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • LOL That's what I thought, too, Staci. I figured I had to be missing something since it just started happening out of nowhere, but I just googled "headaches when I cry" and there are a TON of sites that talk about it! LOL. I thought I was a nutcase or something, but it looks really common.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Comment by Mom-2-3-Girlz (original poster) at 11:48 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • It could be sinus congestion.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:01 AM on Sep. 24, 2012

  • i only get headaches if dh and have been arguing and im crying but not just from a quickie cry
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:49 PM on Sep. 25, 2012

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