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What causes dizziness, headache and lack of concentration after delivery?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Since I was 20 weeks pregnant I kept getting dizzy all the times like I felt as if I am on a boat and it's hard to focus and concentrate also I have Thropping pain mainly on the top right side of head and now that I delivered 6weeks ago I still feel the same symptoms I get dizzy all time and I'm afraid to go out or to sit in a crowded place because I can't focus and feel dizzy even more. I have done all blood works and all came back good I also had a brain MRI and came back clear I also went to an ENT and everything was good . Then what could it be ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of migraine headache

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
This may be due to migraine headache which can appear in pregnancy and may remain post delivery too.
Since your investigations and MRI was normal then you should take treatment for migraine.
At this point you should take timely meals, proper sleep. Avoid fasting , excessive coffee, tea and chocolates.
For treatment you can take beta blockers like propranolol for prophylaxis.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (1 hour later)
Ok but when the symptoms started it was only dizziness then late in pregnancy the shooting pain in head started so could it be still migrain ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Yes, there is possibility of migraine.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (31 minutes later)
So for now what counter medication would work and for how long shall i take it ? Note: i'm breastfeeding
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get properly diagnosed

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, you can take it as required, however you should get properly investigated and take further treatment accordingly.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes dizziness, headache and lack of concentration after delivery?

Brief Answer: Possibility of migraine headache Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. This may be due to migraine headache which can appear in pregnancy and may remain post delivery too. Since your investigations and MRI was normal then you should take treatment for migraine. At this point you should take timely meals, proper sleep. Avoid fasting , excessive coffee, tea and chocolates. For treatment you can take beta blockers like propranolol for prophylaxis. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN specialist