Headaches are very common following a stroke. Strokes can cause swelling in the brain, irritating the membrane that covers it, which causes a headache. While the incident itself creates this pain, medication may also be at fault.
Changes in levels of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is the fluid that occupies the space between the skull and the brain, also contribute to headaches. An increase in CSF often causes moderate to severe headaches.
Prepare and Prevent
If you’re experiencing pain after your stroke, talk to your doctor. Stroke patients often experience painful symptoms, and there are many treatments available to help you feel more comfortable. Nobody should have to suffer chronic pain. The best treatment is preparation and prevention, so do your best to start relieving your pain as soon as it starts.
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