Daily Migraines following birth of son and epidural?

Ask the Clinician Health Guide September 17, 2009
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    Well as soon as i had my son 7 months ago i have had migraines ever since. They all started the day after i had them and they come everyday. And i did have an epidural. I have them all day long and go to sleep with one and wake up with one. I just want to know what is wrong with me and how do i get rid of these migraines? Sarah.

     

     

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    Dear Sarah;

     

    Did you have Migraines before? Have you actually been diagnosed with Migraine disease?

     

    It's impossible to diagnose via the Internet, but your having had an epidural raises the question of whether you're having Migraines, or if you're having headaches from the epidural. If the spot where the needle was inserted didn't close properly, it can cause headaches.

     

    The first thing to do is to bring this to your doctor's attention. If you've already done that, raise the question of the epidural with him or her again.

     

    If your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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