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Intense headache when laying on stomach?

Background: 21 year old female with no history of high BP, though I do suffer from migraines. Had my yearly check-up a couple months ago and nothing wrong was found.

I've been having this issue (for a few years now) where when I lay down on my stomach after I've been sitting, I get a headache that lasts a few minutes. It's very painful, but mostly feels like a lot of pulsing pressure. I also tend to hear my own whooshing type pulse when this happens. The headache typically goes away after a couple minutes and I'm fine, but it's incredibly uncomfortable when it happens.

Does anyone have any ideas about what this could be?
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Hi and welcome to the Migraines & Headaches Community.

It can mean a lot of things, really. It could be low iron or low blood sugar or any number of things. I would have mentioned it to the doctor at the check up.
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