Terrible headaches

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by xheartsx, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. xheartsx

    xheartsx Well-Known Member

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    Hello ladies,

    I've had the most awful headache for 2 days now and i can't shift it. It makes it worse that i'm sitting at a computer for the majority of the day too.

    I've never had headaches this bad. Is it normal? I hear it may be blood pressure?

    Can anybody think of anything i can do that might relieve it a little?

    Thank you.
     
  2. MegGriffin

    MegGriffin Guest

    Headaches and migraines are really common in pregnancy. I've never had a migraine before and had one around week 10 - was hideous! I have bad headaches around every couple of weeks.

    Drink lots of water and 4Head seems to work well.

    Good luck x
     
  3. MrsGM

    MrsGM Bamboozled Mum of 2

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    what week are you?

    I had cracking headaches from about week 16-20, not nice!
     
  4. xheartsx

    xheartsx Well-Known Member

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    I'll be 15 weeks on friday, and they started a few days ago. I drink lots of water at work, but will defo try 4head too. Thanks xx
     
  5. lynnikins

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    try to avoid screens when you can so no tv/computer at home and keep lights low and something like a cool cloth on your head, otherwise taking regular breaks from your screen at work and getting some fresh air can really help
     
  6. xheartsx

    xheartsx Well-Known Member

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    thanks lynnikins. I'm actually about to take a break from my screen now. I feel totally not with it today. I keep getting dead lightheaded and feel totally spaced out. Not nice :(
     
  7. Rhiana79

    Rhiana79 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just over 15 weeks and have had the same thing, headaches and neck pain (like tension more than muscle if you know what I mean) I also spend all day in front of a computer screen.

    I drink loads at work and yet at the end of the day my head is raging.

    xxx
     
  8. Sherileigh

    Sherileigh Well-Known Member

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    Same for me! Headaches every single day for the last couple of weeks. Mostly in my neck now though, like tension headaches...horrible.
     
  9. Acorn

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    I have had the same thing, especially in my neck. I finally figured out a little caffeine does wonders! My midwife told me to give it a try if I got headaches. Just a small cup of coffee really helps!
     
  10. Tia

    Tia 1 DS and Expecting # 2

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    I have had really bad headaches for the past couple of days and it's something I have never been bothered with before. Amazing how many illnesses / symptoms you can have during pregnancy!
     
  11. hellywelly

    hellywelly Mummy to Harry

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    i got bad headaches around 3/4 weeks ago which would have made me 14/15 weeks pregnant. I have to say that I came off decaffienated tea and also did not feel guilty about taking 2 paracetamols as well. Taking paracetamols is perfectly safe - as long as you don't exceed the dose. I never took more than 4 tables in any 24 hours - but I did take tablets nearly every day for a week as the pain was far to unbearable. It is extremely common to get headaches - mine in particular was over one side of my head above my left eye. Now thinking about it I haven't had a headache in 3 weeks - I now suffer with heart burn lol xxx
     

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