headaches

Wendy - posted on 03/13/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I am 8 weeks pregnant. I have been having a lot of headaches. Some have went a far a migraines. Does anyone know how I can get relief?

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Abbie - posted on 03/13/2009

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I am betting its a hormone change. My doc always said tylenal was fine for me to take. You can try getting an adjustment by a chiro which will help you later too. But it shouldn't be because the baby is pulling or pushing on your body yet as its very very tiny. So diet or hormones would be my guess. Massage would help you relax too!

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Nancy - posted on 02/15/2015

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Hello i am 20 weeks and have had a terrible migraine for three days now, any advice?

Ambershea - posted on 03/16/2009

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My mid wife told me to take tylonal with a coke.  The caffene in coke opens up your capularies and alows the tylonal to get to the pain faster.  But, if you want to avoid caffene then I would try accupressure or accupuncture (which happens to be the most relaxing thing on earth). But always make sure you are hydrated cuz that can cause headaches.

Joanna - posted on 03/13/2009

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Accupuncture or accupressure work really well. Also chiropractic treatments, check with your OBGYN first though.

Shannon - posted on 03/13/2009

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This may sound silly...and in your case I'm not sure if this is the case, however my sister got terrible migraines during her recent pregnancy, She tried everything and then at one of her OB appointments she was asked by her Dr if she takes naps during the day. Of course my sister did cause as you know you're very tired especially during those first few months. She was advised to stop napping during the day and stick to sleeping at night. As soon as she did that the migranes went away.  Hope you feel better soon!

Jolene - posted on 03/13/2009

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If a chiopractor ok's you for an adjustment try that. Also try getting a massage. If it's a headache, you can put a warm heat pack on your neck, but if it is a migrane use a cold one! Your hormones are probably just adjusting to the change and hopefully within your second trimester they will cease. Doctors do say taking tylonel is ok, but personally I wouldn't take anything unless absolutly nesessary.

Kelly - posted on 03/13/2009

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Bless your heart!  I know how you feel.  I had a headache for at least the whole first trimester.  Just take Tylenol when you have to, and think, these will go away and the reward is more than you could ever imagine!

Lina - posted on 03/13/2009

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Tylenol just plain tylenol though is safe!! Use only if you have to. Maybe get your blood pressure checked! Drink alot of water!! Headache is a sign of dehydration witch can happen very easily when you are prego!

Sonya - posted on 03/13/2009

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I had really bad headaches with my 1st pregnancy too. I depended on Acetaminophen on a regular basis and it seemed to help. Also, staying very hydrated seemed to help too. Congrats & good luck!

Sarah - posted on 03/13/2009

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Talk to your doctor.  I had HORRIBLE migraines for the first trimester with both of my children.  They were so bad that I lost my job because I couldn't get to work half of the days.  They finally decided to give me a prescription that did help for the most part.  The best thing you can do is to figure out what is triggering them, avoid that, and make sure you get PLENTY of rest.  It'll get better!  Good luck!

Wendy - posted on 03/13/2009

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This is my first pregnancy.  Everything is very new to me. I appreciate any suggestions anyone has!

Hannah - posted on 03/13/2009

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That sounds terrible! Drink tons of water, drink tea. Tea is one the things that helps me the most when I get headaches. You can also take Tylenol, my doctor told me when I was pregnant that it was alright to take it.  Ask your honey to rub your neck, jaw, temples and head. Good luck!

Shana - posted on 03/13/2009

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When I was pregnant with my first baby. I had to take Phenergan, but check with your Dr. Mine got better after I had my children. Good luck.

Melissa - posted on 03/13/2009

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Have you tried a massage?  Sometimes if you massage your temples it helps relieve the pressure.  I also use hot rice bags a lot!

Melissa - posted on 03/13/2009

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Have you tried a massage?  Sometimes if you massage your temples it helps relieve the pressure.  I also use hot rice bags a lot!

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