Question about headaches...

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  1. LauraMummyToBe

    LauraMummyToBe Well-Known Member

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    Strange I know but I've been getting frequent headaches which I understand is normal in pregnancy, but these headaches will start in the morning and last all day without going away!

    I have taken paracetamol for them and they just don't budge, I've tried lying in a dark room and that doesn't work. The only thing I've noticed that seems to work for a very short period of time is eating...? Is there any such thing as a hunger headache? (Haha) but still they come back about 5 minutes later just as bad. From the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed, all day, every day. So painful and annoying!

    If anyone else has had these... What did you do to get rid of them? :/
     
  2. Sprk

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    Yes, there are hunger headaches. My dh gets them if he skips a meal, and for him they can last days. I have had them before too. Usually it's accompanied by feeling really out of it and maybe feeling confused. I would eat and have a lay down. Bring it up with your dr or mw if they won't go away.
     
  3. LauraMummyToBe

    LauraMummyToBe Well-Known Member

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    I get them pretty much every day but on a good week I only have to deal with them for 2 days.

    The thing about eating too... I've literally go no appetite! I'm keeping food down and such but I have no desire to eat, maybe I should force myself considering these headaches? X
     
  4. ellesbells

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    I've had similar and given up taking paracetamol as it never worked. I found eating, a bit of caffeine like a can of diet coke, or using that forehead stick thing can help or I give up and go to bed as soon as I can. :(
     
  5. Sprk

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    I would give it a try. Small portions thought the day. I have little desire to eat, but I force myself to so I don't get undernourished and end up with headache. Sometimes it's just some nuts and raisins. Just made some bread so I can have toast when I want it too.
     
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    Oh and dehydration! I have found I need to drink much more fluid now I'm preggers. If I don't it adds to the headaches. Oh you could try reflexology or massage too in case it's tension too.
     
  7. LauraMummyToBe

    LauraMummyToBe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ladies, think I'll take my 1hr and a half nap whilst OH watches football (yaaay, the joys haha) then get myself some beans on wholemeal toast!

    Unhealthy and healthy at the same time! :) xxx
     
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    If you consider that unhealthy I'm stuffed. I've had three chocolate bars today :(
     
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    I forgot all about that. We are supposed to have plenty of water! *goes to get a glass of water*
     
  10. LauraMummyToBe

    LauraMummyToBe Well-Known Member

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    I'm awful when it comes to drinking, I tend to like fizzy drinks as they helped my morning sickness! I cannot stand water, it is just so... Tasteless and boring!
    I can't even stand the taste of milk, ugh!
     
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    Sometimes fuzzy drinks can actually dry us out. Although I have them too. If you want to flair your water, sit it in a jug in the fridge with some berries in it, or lemon slices.
     
  12. ellesbells

    ellesbells Well-Known Member

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    Fizzy flavoured water?
     
  13. MrsS143

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    Try diluting juice
    if you have too much caffeine that might give the head aches too x
     
  14. LauraMummyToBe

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    Mmm, I might have to try the berries and lemon slices, sounds lovely! X
     
  15. purple_pianos

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    I've really got into a glass of water with a lemon slice, livens it up a bit!

    I'm bad at drinking enough though, always have been, its a real effort now I'm pregnant to try and drink enough!
     

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