Wasn't sure where to post this, but wondered if anyone had headaches after stopping taking painkillers?
I was taking paracetamol and ibuprofen up to four times a day for the past two weeks post birth - had episiotomy and tear. Now the discomfort is less I've tapered off to one a day for past two days, nothing today and have big headache. Internet suggests could be because of the painkillers but unclear (as wasn't taking them for headache).
I'm also on iron tablets ongoing and ran out the last two days. Got more now, but maybe it's that?
I was thinking rebound headache too... But this NHS page says you don't get them from taking painkillers for other conditions. How queer.... Try hydrating and if it doesn't go head to the drs... You can still get pre-eclampsia post birth so always worth getting checked out.
I'd mention it to your midwife, get her to check your blood pressure & urine. Are you having any visual disturbances? It may well just be the withdrawal of ibuprofen & paracetamol but good idea to check.
Thanks both. I have got slightly elevated BP so will bear it in mind. I think in signed off from MW but will double check with HV. No visual disturbances or anything, and yes lack of sleep could definitely be a factor.