"morning sickness" and headaches

Karla - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )




It seems that every time I am pregnant I am nauseous all day and get these killer headaches every day for the first 20 or so weeks. I was just wondering if anyone has suggestions that I may not have tried yet. Oh I should add that I choose not to take tylenol or any other otc drugs during pregnancy and breast-feeding. The only thing I have found so far that works for nausea if ginger but it doesnt last long enough! The headaches, well I'm clueless. Please help!!


Michelle - posted on 07/26/2010




I have tried everything under the sun for morning sickness. Nothing for me really worked. When I seen a dietition for poss gestational diabetes she told me to eat a small meal every 2 hours , the days I do so it eases up. I have lost so much weight from 3rd month- 8th month it was scary !
It also helped with my head achs . Caffeine isn't great for you while preg , but I have noticed if I get a killer migraine a soda will some times make it more tollerable.
I have also heard people suggest eating a banana for a migraine, however they give me indigestion something terrible. I also make sure to stay away from greasy foods as this made morning sickness much worse.

Lorraine - posted on 07/27/2010




hi i am suffering with the same symptoms, with the nausea i found that not letting yourself get empty does ease it a bit, i still get set off's from certain smells that are strong i can't avoid that but with the headaches i only take paracetamol.I to have a 3 year old son so we need to function through the day and if i get to my headache before it get's realy bad because my head feels like it's stinging if it get's to bad. how far along are you i'm 3 months and the headaches have only started over the last 5 day's i'm hoping that this will not last the entire pregnancy, god luck though as long as our baby's are healthy that's the main thing

Roberta - posted on 07/25/2010




I get migranes and i am trying to avoid medication what i find helps is getting a face cloth get it wet with cold water and folding it to cover my forehead (sometimes my eyes if its real bad) then i just lay there. and try to sleep. The coolness seems to help enough that i get some relief.

Brandi - posted on 07/22/2010




My headaches have gotten so bad that my GYN prescribed hydrocodone and phenergan. When I had to have my fiance call him almost two weeks ago because I couldn't keep anything down, I had a migraine from haiti and was constantly throwing up. I had him tell my doctor that Tylenol isn't doing anything. I don't like taking med's for it but I have to eat and be able to keep it down.

So, I feel your pain. Hope you find something to help ease your pain.

Karla - posted on 07/19/2010




Vanessa~ I SO wish I could sleep the whole day away!! lol Unfortunately I have a 6 month old and a 9 year old who is involved in every possible activity this summer. My life is non-stop. Sleeping all day long in not an option but I do takes naps whenever possible!! :)

Janene~ I actually have slightly low bp so I know thats not it but thank you for the suggestion.

Amy~ Chiropractics sounds like a good idea! And I've never heard of the papaya thing. Thanks for the advice!!


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Sara - posted on 07/30/2016




I was always so sick I felt helpless and miserable all the time. I tried to avoid eating but I got more sick and much weaker when I didn't eat. Thank God, No to morning sickness tea eased my nausea.

Joanne - posted on 07/26/2010




I was reassured that morphine based drugs are safe in pregnancy and therefore have been taking tramadol when I have been suffering with bad headaches. I would rather not take pain killers but it is impossible to manage a 10 year old and a 3 year old in the school holidays whilst suffering a migraine or bad headache. Needs must in this case, and the doctor knows best (I hope)...maybe if you can't stand anymore pain you could rest assured that your doctor wouldn't advise you to take medicines that aren't safe ...good luck Karla..:-)

Karla - posted on 07/23/2010




I'm not familiar with diclectin but I probably won't take it. History shows that when it comes to administration of medications for pregnant and nursing women the FDA is less than thorough. They use more of a trial and error method and I'm just not comfortable taking much of anything.

Laressa - posted on 07/23/2010




Is Diclectin something you are comfortable taking. My doc gave me a prescription with my first pregnancy and I only used a few cause I was so scared of medications. With this pregnancy I decided to take them and I find that while they are designed to cope with nausea they really help my headaches which is such a relief.

Brianna - posted on 07/20/2010




i had that same problem i only have one child but i had the same problem at first i was scared to use meds but my headaches got so bad i had to i found with the headaches eating then a nap or eat then tylenol then a nap was best or with the nauseous um i found drinkin a light colored pop like 7up or spirit or serria mist clear pops with no caffine with cracks stopped it and i never threw up

Amy - posted on 07/19/2010




For headakes I strongly suggest either massage and/or Chiropractics! Before I got pregnant I would actually get massages regularly to prevent myself from getting headakes. Then when I was pregnant I didn't have the money to get massages anymore so the Chiropractor helped just as much (if not better). I would see the Chiropractor weekly in the beginning, now just every other week as I'm feeling great in terms of that stuff.

For the stomach stuff, have you tried papaya? I used to take papaya enzyme for my stomach issues, eating the fruit itself might help long term. Also, for morning sickness try to see what foods make it worse and better, for me I would just eat some fruit and I'd feel better.

Janene - posted on 07/19/2010




Check your blood pressure because headaches are a symptom of raised blood pressure. My blood pressure was normal but I found that my headaches eased off once I had been taking iron tablets regularly. I forgot to take them for a couple of days last week and the headaches started coming back. Woke up with them, had them all day and went to bed with them. They have eased off again now I'm back on my iron tablets.

I hope they ease off for you soon.

Vanessa - posted on 07/18/2010




I chose to avoid the drugs and chose sleep! The headaches are caused by fluctuating hormones unfortunately :-(
I opted for darkened rooms and trying to sleep through it all. I pretty much slept through the first 15 weeks! LOL

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