Headache after Acupuncture Treatment
Today I had acupuncture for the 2nd time (1st was earlier this week). Both times I felt better after- more alert/alive and not so tired out. But today I developed a headache about an hour later. I tried points I've known myself to help in the past (acupressure) to relieve it but they didn't help so I ended up taking ibuprofen. It helped after I slept 3 hrs. but now that I am awake again, for maybe an hour, it's returning. I do not get headaches a lot.
I went to try acupuncture for, mainly, stress/tension in life affecting my back (partly due to physical work I do, partly due to being stressed out emotionally), and hormonal problems causing menorrhagia. I also asked for any help to lose weight because I literally have to exercise an hour or more daily and eat next to nothing to maintain (and I need to lose). I mentioned to the acupuncturist I was extremely thirsty and craving sweets after first session- he said it's a good sign (?) and now, tonight, I am still terribly thirsty no matter how much water I drink (but not craving sweets). By the way, I am not a chronic complainer/hypochondriac and never visit doctors. Just want to feel better to perform my strenuous work. Thanks for any insight.