having headaches during pregnancy??

Lucy - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hello! im 20 weeks pregnant, and for a few weeks now i've been waking up with the most herrendous headaches! ive been to the docs and my urine, bloods and blood pressure is fine! he did some simple tests and said theres no worrying signs of tumors or anything, but i simply cant get rid of them, theyre crippling headaches! did anyone else ever get headaches during pregnancy? was it ever put down to anything conclusive? any help would be good! non functioning in the morning is no good with an 18 month old!

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Tiara Marquita - posted on 11/29/2012

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IM 30 WEEKS AND HAVE BEEN HAVING HEADACHES SINCE THE BEGINNING..I JUST RECENTLY ASKED MY DOCTOR IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP AND SHE PRESCRIBED ME WITH A MEDICINE THAT REALLY HELPS..ITS CALLED BUTALBITAL MAKES U DROWSY JUST A LITTLE..IT HELPS THOUGH..HOPE THIS HELPED:)

Shannon - posted on 04/23/2013

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I'm 30 weeks and experiencing the same, and I to also have 17 month old

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I had headaches a lot during the first part of my pregnancy and it was due mostly to being tired and the hormones (darn hormones) changing... It got better with time and I would get them only if I was too tired. Ask your doctor but I think you can use tylenol when your headache is just starting.. It might not get rid of it completely but at least it might make the difference between headache and migraine. Just make sure to check with your MD. A good massage helps also. It releases a lot of muscles tension which might be partly responsible for the headaches... Worked for me! Went down to just an annoying pounding instead of migraines. Good luck

Samantha - posted on 05/28/2009

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I had massive headaches for the first three months of my pregnancy. So much so that they would turn into migraines and I couldn't eat. My doctor told me it was a hormone thing and that there was nothing to worry about. I used to lye under a blanket in the dark because that would be the only thing that would eventually help my head.



Maybe they will just go away like mine did and for your sake I hope they do.

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Kylie - posted on 05/31/2009

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Heya, I have always suffered from migraines, and when i was pregnant they increased dramatically. But i have a cure!!!! Im not sure if its safe while your pregnant (i discovered it aftwerwards) but its a plant called "feverfew". You can buy it in tablets from your chemist, or you can buy the plant itself, which is a pretty plant and flowers so it will look nice in your garden, and you just eat 2 or 3 leaves a day. You can put them in a sandwhich or something to give it some taste. But they have pretty much eliminated my migraines. Its fantastic. But just check with your pharmicist or doctor if its safe to use during pregnancy. Good luck and let us no how you go.
Kylie xx

Kylie - posted on 05/31/2009

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Heya, I have always suffered from migraines, and when i was pregnant they increased dramatically. But i have a cure!!!! Im not sure if its safe while your pregnant (i discovered it aftwerwards) but its a plant called "feverfew". You can buy it in tablets from your chemist, or you can buy the plant itself, which is a pretty plant and flowers so it will look nice in your garden, and you just eat 2 or 3 leaves a day. You can put them in a sandwhich or something to give it some taste. But they have pretty much eliminated my migraines. Its fantastic. But just check with your pharmicist or doctor if its safe to use during pregnancy. Good luck and let us no how you go.
Kylie xx

Lucy - posted on 05/31/2009

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thankyou everyone! im keeping well hydrated, my other half says i drink like a fish! so i might go back to the docs and see if thers anything he can do! :)

Lauren - posted on 05/30/2009

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I had horrible headaches after the 1st trimester and my doctor gave me a prescription that most definitely helped. You may want to ask your doctor what he/she could give you.

Gabrielle - posted on 05/30/2009

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Hi! I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I also have awful headaches. Recently it has been because of sinus trouble. If that's the case for you, try tylenol sinus congestion and pain. It works well and isn't a risk to the baby according to the FDA. I also have horrible migranes and my doctor prescribed me a medicine called "Butal-APAP-325-CAFF TAB" Basically what it is is tylenol 325mg, caffine, and a small amount of muscle relaxer. It is really the only thing that works for my migranes. It doesn't make me drowsy and it's not harmful to the baby and isn't harmful in breast milk (according to the FDA) I actually did alot of research on it before I took it because I am a worrier. Also, if you don't want to ask your doctor to prescribe you anything, try tylenol and a coke. Good luck! =)

Carly - posted on 05/30/2009

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Stupid reply, but i've been getting headaches of a night, and didn't think it could be to do with the pregnancy

Natalie - posted on 05/30/2009

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I am 27 weeks tomorrow and I have been experiencing the same thing! They get so bad that I can feel my head pound! I cant focus or nothing! I just lye in the dark cause light makes it worse! And one of the biggest remedies for getting through pregnancy is drinking lots of water! I dont take meds so that is all that I do!

Melissa - posted on 05/30/2009

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I suffered a lot of migraines when I was pregnant for my second child. Sometimes it could be related to the different levels of hormones that are going through your body right now. I would also say it may be dehydration, so just make sure that you are drinking a lot of water. My midwife did prescribe me some medicine, and she said that it was ok for me to take it for my migraines until I was 32 weeks. So, I would really push for something if you know that it is not dehydration.

Sarah - posted on 05/29/2009

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I had terrible headaches when I was first pregnant. They eventually went away. I got them again later in my pregnancy when I had preeclampsia. If your doctor isn't concerned, I wouldn't be worried. If you start to feel dizzy, see spots, or pass out you should contact your doctor right away because that's a sign of high blood pressure. Good luck =]

Danielle - posted on 05/29/2009

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I had headaches towards the end but I had high blood pressure. But they didn't catch it right away cause my blood pressure was only up when I was standing or sitting up...they always took my blood pressure while I was lying down once they figured it out I was on bedrest for the duration.

Sarah - posted on 05/29/2009

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hi Lucy! just a little tip for helping with the headaches, you may already know it but i'll say anyway!! drink LOADS of water!! it really helps! :)

Lucy - posted on 05/29/2009

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thankyou for your comments... they're really helpfull. i never realised it could be down to hormonal changes so thats really good to know! thanks for your care and concern! this pregnancy's so alien from my last, it's like been pergnant fro the 1st time again! im not fretting, but it's good to know and that atleast im not doing anything wrong! thanks v much! :)

Pepper - posted on 05/29/2009

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I believe I've read in What to Expect When Expecting that headaches are pretty normal for some women with headaches. If your doctor isn't worried I wouldn't be either. Plus worrying can make it worse.

Kellie - posted on 05/28/2009

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Hi Lucy, I hope that your headaches have settled down. I went to an oesteopath for the duration of my pregancy and still do. This helped as it releved any tension and helped my body adjust to all of the changes and pressures that pregnancy brings with it. I have also heard that ginger is good to help settle hormones. Good luck.

Meredith - posted on 05/28/2009

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i got pretty terrible headaches during pregnancy too, my doc attributed it to the large changes in hormones. basically instead of getting morning sickness, i would get headaches!! the only thing i could do was take low strength tylenol and take a nap because staying awake during the headaches made me dizzy and i couldn't focus. good luck :)

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