5 weeks pregnant and not doing to good

Jen - posted on 10/05/2011 ( 38 moms have responded )

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hi i have had 5 positive pregnancy tests and was worried as i didnt have any signs but since 4pm this afternoon ive had a pounding headache and a tiny bit of spotting which i supect is implantion bleeding as it happens about 5 to 6 weeks which im at 5 and im not in any pain what so ever so im not worrying about tht and seems to have only happend twice today but has stopped for the moment but this headache is seriously getting to me. Wish i kept my mouth shut about not feeling pregnant lol

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I would call your doctor. Spotting might be normal, but it is often signs of needing some type of intervention. I lost my first at first thinking that the spotting was nothing to worry about. I've had to take hormones for each of my other pregnancies to stay pregnant. I almost lost my daughter and was on bedrest with her until my hormone levels got high enough. It can be serious and shouldn't be blown off.

Jen - posted on 10/18/2011

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thanks ladies no spotting or headaches just horriable morning sickness now lol

Casey - posted on 10/11/2011

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If you are 5 weeks along, implantation occurs well before that. so you aren't experiencing that. Some people experience symptoms and others don't. If you want confirmation, go to your doctor who can order a blood test.

Donna - posted on 10/06/2011

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Try putting ice packs on your head and laying down in a dark room. Hope you feel better soon.

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Grace - posted on 10/17/2011

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I had headaches that woke me up out of my sleep when I was pregnant with my daughter. Thankfully, the headaches stopped a good ways into my second trimester. It could have been the timing or taking the advice of my doctor which was to keep hydrated. Once I got upto about 12 glasses a day (I know!!!) the headaches subsided.

Christine - posted on 10/08/2011

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the headaches could be allergies, migraines, dehydration and of course your hormone changes. the bleeding is normal for most woman. but above all the most important thing for you to do is stay calm and call your ob-gyn right now.

Jen - posted on 10/08/2011

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thank ladies ive been to the doctors they told me to look out for a ectopic pregnancy and im going for an early scan tuesday i had more bleeding yesterday but none today yet fingers crossed

Meaghan - posted on 10/07/2011

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You are allowed to take Tylenol while pregnant. My doc told me the normal dose is okay.

Christina - posted on 10/07/2011

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You can take paracetamol when pregnant. So drink plenty of water and take a couple of paracetamol and most importantly have a rest. A couple of hours sleep will help or if you're not eating properly have a decent meal .don't worry it won't last that long. X

Stephanie - posted on 10/07/2011

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I found out about both my kids at 5 weeks as well. I got head aches too, it mostly happened when I wasn't drinking enough water. So try drinking water and having a good snack when you feel it coming on! :-)

Courtney - posted on 10/07/2011

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So sorry to hear! Changing hormones can cause headaches. Some woman get them before their period as well. Make sure to let your Doctor know any symptoms you have. I am not a Doctor. She/He can tell you what will help. Most say Tylenol is safe during pregnancy. I like natural cures if I can help it. Ginger is also something that is suppossed to help headaches, as well as nausea during pregnancy. They have ginger capsules, ginger candy, herbal tea, etc. Hang in there! I was sick for 8 months. But, I forgot how it felt now that my son is 18 months old. It is so worth it. Plus, most people feel much better by the second trimester.

Wendy - posted on 10/07/2011

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call the doctor, they can do an ultrasound and see the heart beat which will put your mind at ease. I didn't feel sick until 6 to 7 weeks, it is still early.

Aimee - posted on 10/07/2011

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I was considered a high risk pregnancy due to have 5 miscarriages so I went to the doctors every time I was spotting which was throughout my whole pregnancy! Every time I went they told me everything was fine and it was normal for some women to spot as long as it is not bright red! I now have a beautiful baby girl that I carried until the day before my due date(which was a elected induction)! I would def see a doctor about the headaches as thus could be a sign of many problems during pregnancy!

Elizabeth - posted on 10/07/2011

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If you are worried, call your OB-GYN to ease your mind. Headaches can be caused by your hormones. If you ever have any questions about your health, the nurses are there for you to answer your questions. Don't hesitate to call them. Hope you feel better

Katie - posted on 10/07/2011

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I'm not trying to scare you and you're right the spotting is probably nothing but it's not implantation. Implantation occurs 5 to 6 DAYS after ovulation not at 5-6 weeks. If the fertilized egg doesn't implant and then have enough time to settle in before your period is due, then you will have your period and the egg will be "washed" out and you won't be pregnant. Headaches are normal in early pregnancy and you should call your doc/midwife to find out what kind of pain relievers you can take. If the spotting continues you should make an appointment to see you doc.

Arielle - posted on 10/07/2011

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I bled for three months with my son and he is a perfectly healthy almost 2 year old no

Rachel - posted on 10/07/2011

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I had several problems also.... Have you sign dr yet? They do a qiuck altrasound & hearing the heartbeat.... I had spotting, put on bedrest by 4weeks, was ok, then more spottig at 10 wks. Hang in there. God bless

Meaghan - posted on 10/07/2011

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Your doctor can do lab work to see what is happening with your hormones - definitely go in and get checked. It will give you peace of mind if everything is fine. If not, then there may be things they can do (such as progesterone supplementation).

Sandy - posted on 10/07/2011

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I had migraines for the first 3 months of pregnancy, after 3 months they were gone. Never had them before or since =.

Jen - posted on 10/06/2011

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thanls ladies i havent had any problems since writing this post no headaches no nothing the only signs i got now is getting winded going up hills a few spots on my face ( i never ever get spots) missed cylce last one was august 27th and minor back ache when i walk or sit still for too long oh and milk tastes sour to me for some reason.

Joanbezuidenhout - posted on 10/06/2011

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I am sorry about your discomfort and headache but would
suggest you consult your Doctor and let him check you out
as it may only stress you out more and get worse. Hope it
is nothing serious and that you soon feel much better.
God bless you. Joan

Jennifer - posted on 10/06/2011

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Some times when you placenta attached to the uterus wall it can cause se discharge. The most important thing is the color of the blood......bright blood is a sign of fresh new blood and brownish thick blood is a sign of old blood. Bleeding during pregancy happens for many reasons. Contact your physician and he would probably order a levels check (HCG levels as in pregnancy hormones levels). This hormone peeks at week 8 in pregnancy. I wish you the best and pray for a happy outcome

Jeri - posted on 10/06/2011

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I'm five months along and I had terrible headaches for the first four months along with terrible sickness and stomach aches. Everyone is different so you just have to wait it out, then it gets better. I used one of my husbands clean socks and put uncooked rice in it...if you heat it up in the
microwave for 1 minute and wrap in a hand towel, you have a nice warm homemade compress for
your head and neck. Good luck!

Lezley - posted on 10/06/2011

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And if you look up spotting during pregnancy it IS common , but it is NOT normal.
It is a sign of the placenta pulling away from the uterine wall.

Lezley - posted on 10/06/2011

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A headache in pregnancy can be a sign of many things , high blood pressure being one of them as well as many more serious things. It wouldnt hurt to go have things checked out by a DR asap.

Colleen - posted on 10/06/2011

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Jen- Spotting can be normal, and so can a headache. However, if either of them lasts a log time, you need to call your doctor.

Katy - posted on 10/06/2011

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I had spotting with both my pregnancies and had no problems carrying to full term. I wasn't sick with my first one, but my second one was awful through the first trimester. Headaches every afternoon and upset stomach most days. I didn't eat much during that time. You will get through it. I'm actually looking forward to getting pregnant a third time!

Natasha - posted on 10/06/2011

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Little for a month. By the third trimester I was all about the place. Not all pregnancies are the same. Some people are able carry a baby for a full term and not even know that they are pregnant. They go to the hospital for a tummy ache and give birht minutes after. For some others its normal to be really sick during the first even the second trimester

Natasha - posted on 10/06/2011

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I was really sick with my daughter during the first trimester and intoo the second. I couldn't stay awake or eat anything for the first. I pretty much just slept showered and ate very li

Jennifer - posted on 10/06/2011

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Um, implantation is about 4 weeks, it is confused with a period sometimes. If you test positive you have already been implanted. I did get terrible headaches when i was pregnant with my son, but not with my daughter. They lasted the 1st trimester and once i hit 12 weeks i felt normal again. I would ask your doctor though.

Dana - posted on 10/06/2011

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I didnt bleed with my twins I did have headaches, but my sister did bleed and also had headaches caused by hormones it affects some women like that. now she is 25 weeks pregnant and has no problems what so ever!

Rebecca - posted on 10/06/2011

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hormonal shift can cause headaches, lots of water and eating healthy foods is important.

Bonnie - posted on 10/05/2011

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I have heard of many women who get bad headaches while pregnant. Not sure what causes it.

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/05/2011

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hmm,i was about 5 weeks when i found out and too took 5 pregnancy tests lol.i had tiny bit of spotting and got in for a emergecny ultrasound and everything turned out fine.. im not sure what the headache is about.lots can cause them,..have you had your wisdom teeth removed?

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