1804868 tn?1330845793

postpartum headaches?

I'm 3 weeks postpartum and the past 3 days i've had these terrible headaches. I feel like nothing is helping relieve them, ive taken the leftover percocets my dr gave me from right after delivery, and ibuprofen. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and what did you do to get relief?
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Did u get an epidural?  Headaches are common postpartum especially if you had one. Are u nursing?  If so dehydration can cause severe headaches. Im someone who has suffered from extreme migraines so i understand ur pain. It could also be due to ur hormones after having a baby. Headaches are the hardest things to diagnose. There is no test that can help determine the cause you just gotta try different remedies and hope one helps! Good luck and congratulations on the new baby.
Helpful - 0
1804868 tn?1330845793
Thanks, I heard caffeine can help so I'm gonna try out caffeine pills. I'm not bf, but I did get an epidural. But I read that epidural headaches happen soon after delivery? I've had a really poor appetite since birth but I know it can't be from lack of iron(just had it checked at wic). And I drink plenty of fluids
Helpful - 0
1905116 tn?1444425264
I had terrible headaches after giving birth because I bit down so hard on the tube for the gas and air!!
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy Community

Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.