Headaches

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  1. SamGames23

    SamGames23 Mommy of a beautiful girl

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    So I've always had headaches, or at least since entering my teenage years. So they are nothing new. But it seems that since becoming pregnant they've gotten worse.

    I can go a couple of days with them, so I take some tylenol to at least dul the pain, I don't wanna worry because well like I said I've always had headaches/migrains. And after about 2 or 3 days they just go away.

    Is anybody else dealing with this, should I give my doctor a call or just keep up with the tylenol.

    So any suggestions. I'll probably ask them anyways, but just thought I'd get yalls input.

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  2. MrsGlitz

    MrsGlitz Proud Mummy of 1

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    Being in England I am not sure what Tyneol is? I assume it's the same
    as paracetomal.

    I have always suffered from headaches and get migraines every couple of months, so bad that I end up calling in sick at least one day, sometimes 2.

    I have spoken to my midwife who advised just taking paracetomal every 4 hours when they kick in along with 4Head which is a methol-type stick which you rub over your forehead; not sure if you have something similar?

    The only other thing is to drink plenty of fluids. I have found carrying a bottle of water around and sipping from it regularly helps me to monitor whether I drink enough (I think they say about 2-3 litres a day?). Sure I am peeing a lot but it seems to be working!
     
  3. MrsGlitz

    MrsGlitz Proud Mummy of 1

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    Being in England I am not sure what Tyneol is? I assume it's the same
    as paracetomal.

    I have always suffered from headaches and get migraines every couple of months, so bad that I end up calling in sick at least one day, sometimes 2.

    I have spoken to my midwife who advised just taking paracetomal every 4 hours when they kick in along with 4Head which is a methol-type stick which you rub over your forehead; not sure if you have something similar?

    The only other thing is to drink plenty of fluids. I have found carrying a bottle of water around and sipping from it regularly helps me to monitor whether I drink enough (I think they say about 2-3 litres a day?). Sure I am peeing a lot but it seems to be working!
     
  4. MrsGlitz

    MrsGlitz Proud Mummy of 1

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    Sorry double post!
     
  5. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    I had some wicked headaches early on in my preg all I was able to do was take paracetamol I thought my head was going to expload I was told by the nurse to expect it and there was nothing that could be done about it
     
  6. MrsGlitz

    MrsGlitz Proud Mummy of 1

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    Yeah I have had days I want to rip my head off. It's definately worse in pregnancy but they seem to have settled for now and as I haven't had any sickness I really can't complain too much!
     
  7. SamGames23

    SamGames23 Mommy of a beautiful girl

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    Thanks, yeah i think the meds are about the same. So I'll just give the doctor a call monday, and see if what I'm doing is okay. I feel better now, but it took like 2 days to get rid of and i still feel it just hanging there.
     
  8. DeeDee2009

    DeeDee2009 Well-Known Member

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    i've been having headaches too since early on. i never really got them before becoming pregnant, only occasionally. i talked to my doctor and he wasn't too concerned. my mom had really bad headaches during her pregnancies as well and everything turned out fine for her so i haven't been worrying about it. i've been taking tylenol when i need to but only take it when i can't bare it anymore. other than that i just try to put up with it. i find that sometimes taking a short walk outside helps to make it feel a little better, even though it's freezing cold now, the fresh air seems to help. drinking lots of water does help too for me.
     
  9. bky

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    Up until 2 or so years ago I used to have headaches around 5 days a week and I never felt right taking so much painkiller then. I changed my diet/ started getting a lot more fluids and haven't had them for around 2 years (well, a few times a month) but have been having headaches again in pregnancy. I don't have any paracetamol/tylenol/acetominophen in the house so have been managing with my old non-painkiller remedies of a vibrating massager applied directly to my temples and neck. I also used to use Tiger Balm (kind of a menthol muscle rub) on my temples and neck as well but no idea if that is safe during pregnancy.
     
  10. Shady_R

    Shady_R Mum of 3 boys and 1 girl

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    I suffer with headaches pregnant or not. Only thing i can do half the time is take paracetamol and shut out the light as best i can, but i cant do that till the kids go to bed lol. Its worth having a chat to the dr, they told me on my last pregnancy that they could change my meds if it didnt get any better.
     

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