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After Crying - March 14th 2013, 06:50 PM

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I've been crying a lot recently, and though I've been always aware of this, it started bothering me a bit more now. During and after I cry my head starts to hurt, a really painful headache and my eyes puff up and swell. Sometimes I notice my eyes gets red, but I usually don't look in the mirror when I'm crying :P I also get shivery and cold.Then I get sleepy and end up taking a nap, or if it's at night I go to sleep. I'm just wondering why is this happening and how to reduce the effects (besides to stop crying ) Does this happen to anyone else
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Re: After Crying - March 14th 2013, 07:13 PM

Hey, Susan.

I get these effects after crying every time! Pretty annoying, huh? Well, I think a nap is pretty good. It'll help ease your mind and help you relax. So that's not a bad thing. If you don't want to take a nap, a warm damp rag over your head may help ease your headache and help you relax. You should also drink water, because crying can cause dehydration which can cause a headache.

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Re: After Crying - March 14th 2013, 10:38 PM


A lot of this stuff happens to me, too! When I cry enough I will get SUCH a bad headache and I'll want to do nothing but sleep. So I don't think that it's a medical issue or anything like that that is causing you to get the headaches and tiredness.

Christabel gave you some great suggestions like drinking water and using the rag. Maybe you can take a warm bath or shower to relax you and maybe ease up the headache, or lay down and relax for a while. Maybe watch a funny movie or something while laying down to cheer yourself up.

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Re: After Crying - March 15th 2013, 12:37 AM

This is normal - crying can tire you out and dehydrate you, making you want to sleep. Try washing your face afterwards in cold water - it'll help with the puffiness and redness around the eyes, and drinking water. Hope all is okay. x

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Re: After Crying - March 15th 2013, 12:52 AM

I get the same way after I cry it's really annoying because the headaches are the worst. I think this is really a normal reaction to crying.

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Re: After Crying - March 16th 2013, 12:56 AM

Like bitesize said, crying a lot can dehydrate you and it is physically exhausting (hence why people can cry themselves to sleep). Best thing you can do is make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, throughout the day any way but also after you cry.

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Re: After Crying - March 17th 2013, 12:44 AM

thank you guys so much I'll make sure to do these suggestions. It's a great help
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