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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 05:06 AM   1
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OMG the headaches!


14w5d and these headaches keep coming. Trying not too take Tylenol but it is a losing battle. Anyone have any suggestions to tone these down ?



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 09:52 AM   2
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My doctor told me to try magnesium. I got some bottles of it at the grocery store. She said to take one a day with my prenatal. I havent done it because my headaches stopped but it might be worth a try.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 13:22 PM   3
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i just wanted to say i totally sympathize! i have had migraines and headaches like crazy i ended up in hospital twice now with them, last time they loaded me with fluids and other medication to help ease nausea and migraines which was safe to take while pregnant in the end when all didnt work they gave me 3 pills of Tylenol and 2 of Advil and said take them all that was the only thing that helped me at least walk out of there in somewhat better state. I felt so bad but i was in so much pain. I worry about how much tylenol i'm taking but i don't know what else to do



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 16:56 PM   4
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oh my heaveaneats! That sounds absolutely horrible!

I get pregnancy migraines throughout the second trimester with both my pregnancies. I would try tylenol, drinking tons of water, literally everything short of going to the hospital. The only thing that gave me relief was a cold glass of coke, strange I know, but I was desperate and a friend had mentioned it. My migraines tend to last 3 days and after 2 days the coke was the only thing that helped.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 17:16 PM   5
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Thanks for the suggestions ladies.
I was all out of coke, but I did have half a cup a coffee this morning, a banana and tons of water and it slowly left me by the afternoon. However it is creeping back already which is not fun. Wondering if it is salt related right now I had sushi yesterday with lots of soy (because I am craving that flavourfor sure) and my headache started roaring soon after.... will have to monitor my salt and see what's up.
Have done the coke before and had that work on a lesser headache so will have to go grab some as a backup!



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 17:17 PM   6
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i just wanted to say i totally sympathize! i have had migraines and headaches like crazy i ended up in hospital twice now with them, last time they loaded me with fluids and other medication to help ease nausea and migraines which was safe to take while pregnant in the end when all didnt work they gave me 3 pills of Tylenol and 2 of Advil and said take them all that was the only thing that helped me at least walk out of there in somewhat better state. I felt so bad but i was in so much pain. I worry about how much tylenol i'm taking but i don't know what else to do
Thankfully I haven't wound up in the hospital. Sounds like you had it really rough, hope they are getting better for you!



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 18:01 PM   7
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I had this in this pregnancy and thankfully it's passed now, one thing you can try that might help is sitting on the edge of the bath with some very hot water (obviously not scalding!) in the bath up to your ankles and something cold on the back of your neck. It's supposed to help open and close your blood vessels in the right places to help ease the pressure in your head.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 18:02 PM   8
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I didn't mean open and close, I meant dilate and constrict haha but you got what I meant!



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 20:15 PM   9
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I would up your water intake. Dehydration can give you headaches and you won't even realise you're dehydrated since in pregnancy you really do have to drink more than you usually would. I'd probably add a couple of glasses of water a day to what you usually have and see if it makes a difference.



 
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 07:59 AM   10
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Definitely try and see if dehydration is the cause. Blood pressure is another possible cause - I get an instant headache the moment I enter the sauna so pretty sure its due to blood pressure for me and putting something cold on my forehead eases it.



 
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