Headache remedies

Elaine - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I've always been prone to sinus pressure headaches, but now that I'm pregnant (14 weeks) I've been getting them every time the weather changes and they seem to be much worse than before! In the past, I could get rid of them if I took lots of sudafed and pain relievers, but I'm really trying not to take any medications now. I've found some things that help manage the pain, like using Vick's rub, warm showers, or cold compresses, but I can't seem to find anything that will get rid of them entirely other than just waiting it out. Does anyone have any ideas for safe, natural headache remedies?

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Jessica - posted on 12/29/2009

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Chiropratic can help so much! I am currently under chiropractic care and it's helped a lot with my pregnancy. The care is safe, non-invasive, natural, and proven effective! I would check one out, you'd be amazed at how much they can help throughout the entire pregnancy.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/22/2009

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Coke usually works pretty well for me. I've suffered from migranes since childhood and have had only a couple since being pregnant. But for just the regular headaches after a few sips of a coke I'm feeling much better.

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I've gotten migraines since I was 8 years old, and I too have tried to avoid taking any medication. Somethings that have helped my headaches are Peppermint oil (don't eat it, smell it!) and caffeine, either a soda or a cup of coffee or tea. The peppermint oil makes a huge difference for me. If you can find it in a lotion, it's perfect, have hubby rub your shoulders with it. Ahhh...Hope you get some relief soon!

Julia - posted on 12/21/2009

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No idea for natural remedies however I do know that Tylenol is perfectly safe to take while pregnant. I am prone to migraines, I get them pretty bad when I am pregnant, I also don't like taking medications while I am pregnant however, after my last migraine where I was up all night and threw up like 5 times from the pain (morning sickness was done with so it wasn't morning sickness) I relented called my midwife and she suggested taking 2 extra strength tylenol with either coffee or a coke. So with this pregnancy I have actually taken to attempting to still drink at least one cup of coffee every day. Haven't had one yet!

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