26 week appointment & a ?

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26 week appointment & a ?

I had my 26 week appointment today... and my GD test. The appointments at this point are super quick... I had to see the NP because my doctor was doing a c-section and she was in and out within 5 minutes. I asked her how much weight I've gained... 6 lbs this whole pregnancy! With being way overweight in the first place, I'm really pleased with 6 lbs at 6.5 months pregnant. I'm going to shoot for under 20, which I think is completely doable at this point. I know once I have baby those 20 will be gone. Anyways, I've been getting these killer headaches. I went to L&D at the advice of my doctors office last week, on Tuesday I think. They monitored me and baby, my BP was great and he was great.. there are no explanations for these near daily headaches I've been getting. They are almost migraine material, but not quite as bad. Tylenol hardly touches them and they tend to last for hours at a time. On Saturday I had a headache for about 6 hours.. today about 8. It just finally went away, despite a nap, fluid and Tylenol. Anyone have any advice for me? The OB just tells me to take Tylenol and fluids... duh!

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I'm sorry you're suffering headaches! That sounds awful! I don't have any advice really... I never get headaches that bad- pregnant or not. I hope you can figure out something that will help you!

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My headaches get really bad. Tylenol doesnt touch them either, my Dr gave me vicodin... I took it once or twice so I could get out of bed. That just seemed like I was putting a bandaid on it. I started getting prenatal massages every few weeks. It has made a HUGE difference.

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I love stories like yours, Jen!

That is an excellent point... it could be that something is just out of whack in your body- something that massage or chiropractic care could help a lot!

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It made a huge difference and my insurane covers part of it... so thats a MAJOR plus Smile

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Hmm.. I really wish I could afford regular massages... I might be able to swing one and see if it helps and go from there. I'm at the point where I'm willing to try almost anything. My OB prescribed me Lortabs for some shingles pain I had at like 14 weeks and I was SO tempted to take one today.

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I just looked at my insurance website.. turns out they do cover chiropractic care. I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and see if they will recommend someone who is used to working with pregnant women.

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You might also keep a dietary log to see if you can find a "trigger". One of our children is really sensitive to red dye #40-- and I have a friend who is sensitive to it, too. It gives her massive migraines if she ingests it (luckily, it just affects our dd's sleep/behavior.)

I hope you feel better soon.

When I feel a headache coming on, I drink a full glass of water, go for a brisk 15 minute walk to get my blood moving and then have a coke on ice (the caffeine seems to help....)

GL!

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Thanks! I went for a walk on Saturday and it did help my headache.. being out in the cold seemed to help. I had the beginnings of one today but ate real quick and had some caffeine and managed to kick it in the rear.

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"boilermaker" wrote:

You might also keep a dietary log to see if you can find a "trigger". One of our children is really sensitive to red dye #40-- and I have a friend who is sensitive to it, too. It gives her massive migraines if she ingests it (luckily, it just affects our dd's sleep/behavior.)

I hope you feel better soon.

When I feel a headache coming on, I drink a full glass of water, go for a brisk 15 minute walk to get my blood moving and then have a coke on ice (the caffeine seems to help....)

GL!

Agreed with Audra! Before it gets bad, I take a walk outside with fresh air and grab some caffiene (usually coke works best). If it's really bad, I have to lay down in a quiet/cold place with a cold rag on my eyes. I will say though, mine has lessened so much by regular visits with my chiropractor! I find that my neck is usually out of whack, one adjustment and I feel much better.