Headache and weight gain

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Headache and weight gain

So I had my 28 week appt. yesterday, all was well, baby's heartbeat was in the 140's, I am measuring fine, but I've gained 30 Ibs already!! 8 lbs in the last 4 weeks, and the month before that it was 10. Really!? lol I did not think I was eating that much, but I don't really care....My first pregnancy I gained 40 altogether and my second was 45....Looks like this one is going to be close to 50 lol
I've always lost it all easily afterwards, so I'm just going to keep on enjoying eating everything Smile

Also, I've had a headache for the past week, everyday off and on and it is totally not normal for me, I never get headaches so I mentioned it to my midwife and she mentioned pre-eclampsia but my blood pressure has always been low so she said I'm probably just dehydrated and I should try to triple my water intake. Blah, I hate drinking water. And headache is still here today. But on a good note, tomorrow is offically the first day of my third trimester!! Woo-hoo!!!

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I have been getting almost daily headaches (like migraine proportions), for the last few months. The only way I have found to avoid them is to drink a cup of coffee about mid morning. Apparently the caffeine dilates the blood vessels in your head or something and can head off a migraine. I have never had anything like this ever before, but that is what has worked for me. I feel that a cup of coffee is alot less 'bad' stuff to put into my body then the daily tylonal I was taking before....plus, my dietitian says its OK, and I love coffee Smile

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Yuck to the headaches Sad I hope you can find something to help!

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I had my 28 week appt yesterday too and I have also gained 30 lbs so far (well, 29, lol...). I think I gained 30 total with DS, so looks like I'm headed for 40 this time. Oh well. I lost it last time without really trying, so hopefully I'll be that lucky again this time. I don't think either of us should worry Smile
I discovered the trick of adding just a tiny bit of grape juice to a glass of water to get myself to drink it. Otherwise I have half-full glasses of water all over my house because I never finish drinking them. Grape juice has such a strong flavor you only need a little.

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I had the stomach flu last week and it was awful because I had a headache for days afterwards (about 5 days). It was especially bad when I would stand up from sitting (my head would throb). I think I finally got enough liquid in me to recover plus I do drink a cup of coffee in the morning and once I could stomach that again it helped a lot. I hope you find some relief!