Headaches...

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sometimes's picture
Joined: 07/08/08
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Headaches...

For the past two days I've had a headache on and off all day. I've taken Tylenol and it takes the edge off for a little bit but then it comes back full force. Not good when I have a loud 2 year old and I swear my DH is half deaf. Anyone else experience this in early pregnancy? I rarely get headaches otherwise so that's why I am attributing it to pregnancy.

kridda_88's picture
Joined: 01/28/08
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I always get them worse when pregnant. I just take tylenol and drink a little caffeine and it almost always goes away. If it's not gone by night try laying down with a cool wet wash cloth over your eyes and forehead.

xMyLovelyLadyBumpx's picture
Joined: 02/17/11
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I have headaches almost every day but they are horrible for me during pregnancy. I have heard a lot of woman have headaches really bad during the first trimester.

Joined: 10/26/10
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I have a migraine disorder where i have them 3-4 times a month no matter what... and i am not prego right now that i know of but when i am prego it seems to help with them... but the best thing i have ever figured out for them is this
1. chocolate bar... like Hershey's
2. a very hot shower and just stand there and let the water massage your head
3. aleve.... im not sure if you can take it while prego but it is better than Excedrin if you can
4. lay down in a dark dark room and take like a 45 min nap

and after all that you should be fine Smile there is only one time that hasnt worked for me and i had a migraine that lasted 4 days and finally went to the ER where they gave me meds for it
i hope this helps and you can get rid of that nasty headache and if not get a hold of your doc cause the can give you something for it

sometimes's picture
Joined: 07/08/08
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Thanks for the advice! It's gone now but it's been lingering all day... I hope this isn't a constant thing for this pregnancy. I've been having sharp pains on the left side of my stomach too... all this stuff has me worried, lol.

kridda_88's picture
Joined: 01/28/08
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It should only last through the first tri. When your hormones start calming down and leveling out it shouldn't happen as frequently. As for the sharp pains, that's normal too. I've gotten them with all 3 of my pregnancies. It's just growing pains and muscle cramps from things changing.

xMyLovelyLadyBumpx's picture
Joined: 02/17/11
Posts: 1198

The cramping can be a few things,
-the uterus "stretching" to prepare for its growing spurt over these next 9 months
-Implantation 'twinges/cramps"

I have had them for the last 3-4 days and looked it up cuz it was making me nervous lol

sometimes's picture
Joined: 07/08/08
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Today has been pretty calm so far on both fronts... actually I feel good. I got up and cleaned today, which I've been neglecting since we got home from vacation. I keep checking for spotting and have been clean so far... tomorrow is when AF is due so I get to take a FRER, whoot!

ShylahEQ's picture
Joined: 12/08/07
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Both have started for me today, I feel your pain. Glad you had a better day today though.

I can't help but freak with every cramp too.