Hello! I had acupuncture done for the first time last Friday the 26th of January. I did have some needles put into my head, as well as stomach, legs and arms. I am being treated primarily for digestive issues, hypothyroidism/hashimotos.
Driving home from my appointment I developed what I thought was a tension headache. It has yet to go away and has been present now for 5 days. I have also noticed I have had a low grade fever twice for short amounts of time (99.2-99.5 F).
I did not drink a lot of water before or after treatment, and have heard that this could make me feel bad, but since this is day 5 of the headache I’m starting to get concerned. I was drinking small amounts of caffeine each day (kombucha, matcha and black tea) until a chiropractor advised me not to after hearing what was going on.
I did email my practitioner and she is Chinese and I think the language barrier prevented her from explaining more. She said acupuncture could not cause a headache. But I have yet to get her on the phone and have a good conversation with her.
I am not usually prone to headaches and have never had one last this long.
Any insight or advice is greatly appreciated!