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migraines anyone?!

Did anyone experience migraines after having their child? Ive always gotten them, but usually just one every 6months or so. But every since i had my son 5 1/2 weeks ago ive gotten like 4 of them! Im not sure if its because my sleep is messed up or what but its horrible!! Anyone else go through this?! If so, advice to help it!!

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Asked by EthansMommy5 at 12:26 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Health

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  • did you have an epidural? that can cause them

    Answer by trepsica at 12:30 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • yes i had one...but ive gotten them since i was like 13, just not this many this often

    Answer by EthansMommy5 at 12:33 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • yes i have them. i'm now on topamax and it seems to work for me. but i found out that i have a rare condition called psuedotumor caused from fluid build up on the brain. and that causes migraines and sometimes blindness.

    Answer by neisha09 at 1:00 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • migraines are a common side effect of epidurals; the side effects can last for a year.
    have you ever tried to determine if your migraines have food triggers? this is very common. Some of the typical migraine trigger foods are chocolate, nuts, cheese, wheat, etc. You may want to keep a food diary or try an elimination diet (consult with a nutritionist if you choose to do this while you are breastfeeding).

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:46 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • if you had them before then the epidural will almost certainly trigger them but they can also be triggered by the hormone changes, sleep pattern changes, dietary changes, & increased stress that all come hand in hand with having a baby

    Answer by VioletKitti at 10:18 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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