Bad, Bad Headaches

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by ashley22, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. ashley22

    ashley22 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Everyone

    I've not been on for a while 'cause we have been getting the house renovated.

    Anyway the problem is the really bad headaches I have been getting. I don't normally suffer from headaches never mind migraines but the sore heads I've been getting are unbelievable. They are constant (when I go to bed it's there when I wake up it's there) are are making me feel very down. I have taken paracetamol a few times but even thats not working.

    I am only 13 weeks gone and wondering if anyone else is suffering from this problem and if so what pain relief have you been taking?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gemmum

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    Sorry I can't really help as I have not experienced bad headaches. I know you are safe to take paracetamol though.

    I do remember reading that it is just one of the many hormonal side effects of pregnancy. Yours sound to be particularly bad so it maybe an idea to speak to your midwife/doctor.

    Hope you feel better soon,
    take it easy,
    Gemma
     
  3. ashley22

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    Thanks very much for posting back, nice to know there is someone listening.
     
  4. Zor-El

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    i have had about 3 really bad headaches that dont wanna go away i normally dont have a head ache :D
     
  5. OverTheMoon

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    Me too I've had a few - I was advised to drink more water and try to avoid caffeine as much as possible. Mine were weird I could see flashing lights and stuff its like having a hangover but without the alcohol the night before!! Hopefully they will soon ease off. Good luck x
     
  6. ashley22

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    Well people, I went to the doctors this morning and he told me this is nothing to worry about and could be down to stress or my hormones, he advised me to take Paracetemol and Co-codamol.

    So hopefully this is the end of it!
     
  7. stephanieo5

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    hiyi when i was 13weeks gone i use to get really badheads i use to just go for a lie down. now i am 19weeks gone nd i dont get them steph x
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  8. Ladybug1

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    I took the day off from work today because of another headache. I woke up with it on Sunday and it's now Monday afternoon. I am 15 weeks along with my second child. I do not remember having headaches this frequently with my first born. Going to the doctor next week, plan on talking to my obgyn about it then.
     
  9. OverTheMoon

    OverTheMoon Well-Known Member

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    Awww poor you :(
    I have one of those gel eye mask things that I keep in the fridge, I've been using that the last week or so its LOVELY. You could maybe try one of those for some relief?
    I hope the headaches soon disappear.
     
  10. sasha715

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    hi, i found i got headaches from around 8 weeks and it was all day every day. the midwife kept blaming my hormones and the multivitamins in was taking because she said there was nothing wrong with my sugar levels. but when i thought a bout it since i'd become pregnant alot of my food tastes had changed i used to eat alot of sweets and chocolate and had 2 sugars in my tea but when my tastebuds changes when i became pregnant none of that tasted right. so i started sipping a small bottle of lucazade all through the day and now i dont get them any more and the midwife says its perfectly fine and my baby wont be hyper as i originally thought!!
     
  11. Mama2be10_05

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    I get headaches all the time, i'm 14 weeks and I have been getting then for about 3 wks straight now..Mine are near my eyes like sinus headaches. I told my doctor and he just told me since they seemed to be caused by sinuses to just take sudafed. But I have prolactionma a brain tumor in your pituitary gland (which controls your hormones for pregnancy) so jsut to make sure when I go to the high risk specialist soon, I'm going to talk to them about it. But I would just say put cold pressure on it and lay down always seems to help me.:) good luck with everything :lol:
     
  12. Hypnorm

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    I suffered from migraines before getting pregnant - they have become worse since getting pregnant - but i have been having acupuncture fortnightly which seems to help.
    I am taking paramax sachets for my headaches - paracetamol isn't brilliant, am sure the baby will be a druggie when i arrives - but doc says it is safe.

    getting terrible heartburn too!!
     
  13. Urchin

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    My midwife told me to call her straight away if I got bad headaches as it could be a sympton of something more serious so I would check with your midwife just in case.
     
  14. Hypnorm

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    i've had them all the way through preganancy - and they are the same as the headaches/migraines i had before pregnancy. midwife doesnt seem worried.
     
  15. catherine23

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    I'm not quite in the second trimeser yet but I also have headaches all of the time! Its nothing to worry about pretty commen in nearly all pregnant women. They say it can be anything but most likely Caffeine withdrawl symptoms! Or if your diet has changed from bad to good headahces are very likely. When ever you do a detox, headaches are just a side affect. I dont take anything for mine, I just cope! Head massages are great! Or if they are so bad why not try acupunctur!

    So is it 13 or 14 weeks I will be in the second trimester as everyone seems to think differently. Ive read 14 weeks??
     
  16. Ragna

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    Awwww Poor you. Have huge sympathys for you..cos i know how you feel.

    Well...let me tell you bout a wierd thing. I have Five children..(yep..all grown up now though) and When i was pregnant with my 2nd daughter (who is now 15) on the Day that I was 11 weeks pregnant i had my first every migraine (flashing lights/sickness/headache). So surprise surprise, when i was pregnant with my next daughter at the same time, again, I had another migraine. With my last daughter who is now 10, i predicted my migraine on the 11th week..and sure enough...it came!.
    I was pregnant in September 2003, and didnt have the migraine..and subsequently lost the baby at 11 weeks.

    I am now pregnant with my Sixth baby...and on the 11th week I yet again had the migraine (yesterday) and i would have been 11weeks (by my original dates)

    As to why woman have migraines in pregnancy and especially in the first trimester, is to do with the estrogen apparently...(around 15 - 20% of woman have migraines/headaches in pregnancy)

    Hope you do feel better by now though
    Ragna xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  17. DNB2004

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    well im 18 weeks into my pregnancy and im having headaches about every other day.. i really don't know if it's from being preggy or if it's coming from my glasses... b/c i do wear glasses and it's about time i get them changed... but im not sure where they are comin from
     
  18. VERONICA

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    HI, IM 17 WEEKS PREG AND HAD MY LAST SEVERE HEADACHE ON MONDAY. BEFORE THAT I HAD THEM ALMOST EVERYDAY FOR 5-6 WEEKS AND THEY WOULD NOT GO AWAY. I KNOW PARACETAMOL IS SAFE TO USE BUT I NEVER LIKE TAKING THE CHACE. IN THE END THOUGH I HAD TO TAKE SOME JUST TO EAST THEM. HAVING SPOKEN TO MY MIDWIFE SHE WAS NOT CONCERNED AND SAID THAT WITH ALL THE EXTRA BLOOD RUSHING AROUND AND HORMONES THAT IT WAS COMMON. ALTHOUGH ITS NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BABY OR MYSELF ITS HORIBLE HAVING THEM AND ALL I WANT TO DO WHEN I FEEL THEM COME ON IS CRY!! HARD TO DO WITH AN ALMOST 3 YEAR OLD AROUND!!
    IM GLAD ALL IS WELL NOW AND I HOPE I DON'T HAVE ANYMORE!
    VERONICA
     
  19. MS1211

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    Sorry to hear you are struggling. I have always suffered from headaches and since I got pregnant (I am in my 15th week) I have had some very bad ones. The worst one lasted for 4 days and interfered with my vision! :( My dr said it would be ok to take small amounts of regular strength Tylonol. Before the pregnancy I was never shy about taking painkillers but I hate to do so now, even though the doctor assures me it's ok. I have found that laying still, letting fresh air into the room, using a humidifier, using a lavender eye mask, and especially acupressure are all helpful. And I tell myself that these headaches are just a rehearsal for when I have to deal with a teenager :roll: Good luck :D
     

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