Does anyone get really depressed after a migraine?
Depression can be a symptom of the Migraine postdrome, the phase of a Migraine attack that occurs after the headache phase.
You can find more information on the phases of a Migraine and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine.
Yes I do get depressed after a migraine, plus my body goes through so much that I just feel sick like a bad hang-over feeling (and I don't even drink) and what's more depressing I suffer 2 to 3 migraines a week. NOW THAT'S DEPRESSING IN IT SELF.. and to top it all off I don't have medical insurance to get meds for my migraines. Hope this makes you feel better:-)
Hi, Please hang in there! I think depression after migraine is just part of the disease. I get very depressed after one also, to the point to where I just cry and cry. I feel sick to my stomach for a few days too. I tried anti-depressants but they really didn't help the depression I felt after a migraine. Try to remember it's part of the disease and not you! I don't know if you're a praying woman, but I will pray for you. Please post again and let us know how you are doing. those of us who suffer with you do care and understand! Toni
I defintely get depression after a migraine, and I have read that is a natural by-product of migraines.
Just yesterday I fell while skiing and hit the back of my head hard. I had an immediate migraine that hurt so bad that I burst into tears and could not stop sobbing until the pain subsided minutes later. This happened to me last year when I tried to ski for the first time and I got a concussion. But then I wasn't wearing a helmet since I was only on the bunny hill. This year I had on a helmet, but it didn't help at all. The tears, like the depression seem to be totally uncorntillable and just a natural release by the body.
I still feel depressed today. I try to just not to accept it as MY depression. I just try to remeber that it is part of having a migraine and know that it will go away soon.
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