So I was 20w on Sunday. Yay! I had the most horendous headache though. I had a bad one on Saturday too, but the one on Sunday was awful. I have a bp cuff from my 2nd pg where I did have hypertension. BP spiked to 167/97, ugh! I laid on my left side and it went down. Tylenol didn't kick the headache so I took some ibuprophen which I don't like to take because it is category C. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Mom2ThreeKiddos; 12-13-2010 at 03:30 PM.
Stay away Pre-e. How is your urine looking? (on the strip. Protein and what not..) How about your water intake? Maybe try a small serving of something caffeinated?
Dylan 4/22/04, Devon 6/24/06,Dorothy 9/13/07, Derek 12/19/09, Daniel 12/18/10, Daphne 2/24/12
Mindie and Mark, 5/16/09
I get horrible migraines while pregnant and my OB actually suggested taking tylenol and drink a caffeinated drink. Caffeine is better than Ibuprofen IMO.
DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12
I would definitely keep a close eye on your bp, especially if you have a history of hypertension. Headaches suck when preggo, tylenol really doesn't help with the bad ones
OH and the thing I guess that scares me is that my dad's stroke was caused by high blood pressure. Uncontrolled for a long time sooo maybe I am just nervous because of that. My sister had pre-e with 2 of her 3 kids. My bp was perfect with my 1st and my 3rd. Who knows.
Laura and Ty - Married April 25, 2010
DS Jaidyn - November 16, 2007 7lbs 2oz 20 inches
DS Bennett - January 24, 2011 6lbs 9oz 19.25 inches
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I had HORRIBLE headaches the first 5 months of this pg. Tried extra strength tylenol along with a Dr. Pepper and DR also prescribed a med, but nothing helped. I just had to deal with them as best as I could. If the Tylenol and coke don't help I woud talk to your doc about a different med you can take. I hope the headaches go away!
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Good luck love - hope you feel better soon! xoxo
Last edited by Shummel; 12-14-2010 at 12:51 PM.
Sarah and Dave, married April 8, 2000
DS David Anthony July 14, 2005
DD Teresa Joy "Rese" February 11, 2011
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Heading to the doc today as my bp was high 178/99 last night. Please pray that this can be controlled and I don't end up with full blown pre-e.