Anyone else getting them? I've been getting them almost daily for the last 3 weeks and I'm miserable (I'm 17+3 now)! I don't know what to do about them. It doesn't matter how hydrated I am, I still get them. I saw my chiro last week and didn't have one the day after seeing her, but I can't quite afford seeing her daily, lol! Any suggestions?
i have been having WAY more headaches this pregnancy than pretty much ever before in my life. i slept in an extra 3 hours this morning and have had NO HEADACHE today. but when i woke up, i mentioned my lack of headache to my hubby since i've had them so consistently. i was thinking the new house we're in might have mold. i am plenty hydrated, just tired a lot. and i've had a good carb/protein balance, and my blood sugar's been very stable.
i have noticed my vision is off in one eye. i started using moisturizing eye drops consistently (even before i realize my eyes are dry) and that helped a ton. my vision tends to shift during pregnancy, and reading and computers can stress my eyes making them ache a lot more. so i try to step away from the computer sometimes (ha, hard, since my hubby keeps odd hours). and also try not to read too much. being outside, and moving around sometimes helps, but some days it's just not working. but then i just want to lay down. so it might be fatigue from being a constantly needed, often hollered at, many job carrying mother-of-four.... pregnant-mother-of-four.... in great need of a massage and a housekeeper.....
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I was having them every night from about 10 weeks to 14.5 weeks. It seemed like every time I laid down my sinuses wouldn't drain properly, but they'd usually go away in the morning unless I was feeling more-than-usually stressed out, in which case they'd last all day. The headache would often start before I would lay down for the night, so not totally a sinus thing, but it was always within an hour or so of bedtime. Luckily it seems to have gone away when my morning sickness did. I did see the chiro for the first time this pregnancy about 4-5 days before they started going away, so it could be that the adjustment did it, but took awhile to take effect? Hope they go away for you too... If it was the adjustment that made the difference the day afterwards, maybe the next adjustment will hold longer. It sometimes takes two or three for it to "take," but due to the relaxin hormones our spines don't stay put as long either, or come out of alignment more easily.
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Yup, splitting headaches and migraines often going on for days without breaks. I asked around and the remedy everyone unanimously agreed on was going for a head massage. More specifically a chinese reflexology head massage. I did my first one yesterday. I arrived with the splitting headache and half way through it was gone and stayed gone. Today, no headache. My bandaid solutions have been ice packs, plenty of fluids, hubby doing massage and pressure points and more sleep but to be honest it was really all just slightly dulling the pain. This massage thing is my magic bullet. Hope other folks have some luck with this too.
Thanks for all the suggestions! I definitely need more sleep, I really think that would help. But my DH likes to keep me up late and my 10 m/o wakes many times a night and gets up early. Naps help, but those are hard to come by. The headaches also coincide with my blood volume seeming to jump. Right at around 13-14 weeks my nose started getting all stuffy and I got that lovely engorgement 'down there', which are both caused by blood volume increase for me. I will look into the massage, it sounds great!!
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In the same boat here, my midwife suggested a lack of magnesium, i changed my vits from the rainbow light once a day to the rainbow light complete (6 pills a day) that has tons of extra goodies ( rrl, ginger and more) and i also got some magnesium pills, she said 600 mg its enough for the really bad days.... Overall the headaches have improved A LOT with the change of vitamins alone...
hmmmm- i was on magnesium prior to pregnancy for PMS. and it worked wonders. i wouldn't mind adding that in again!
my husband likes to keep me up late too- thankfully my little one generally sleeps through the night. and usually 1x a week the hubby gives me that extra time cause he knows i need it if he wants me to keep being nice and spending time w/ him.... otherwise i pass out and he's got a kitchen to clean alone!!!!
praying your little one could start sleeping more! it really helps. and sometimes i can set the kids up with toys in a room, and go back and nap. my kids are usually really good about playing for about an hour, and then i could sleep a bit more. i milk those naps!!
I have been meaning to make this for DH and I, just haven't got the magnesium chloride flakes yet. http://wellnessmama.com/5804/how-to-make-your-own-magnesium-oil/ So, it's funny you mention magnesium! :) And yes, HOP, I am really hoping he starts sleeping more! I really need it. Fortunately he's been slowly improving.
A quick update, on Wed. I had a very mild headache in the afternoon, Thursday it was barely there for an hour or so in the afternoon and yesterday, nothing! YAY! One thing I've done differently is I've started takign vit. D3 drops each day. I currently take 2000-4000 iu per day after I read that tension headaches in pregnancy are linked to not enough vitamin D.
lol- i wondered what you had done. no headaches here for a while, but i have been taking my fermented cod liver oil daily..... and sunbathing. HA! got a bit of a tan on my belly, but more on my decollage, which needs no more sun.....
glad to hear they've eased up! i do have magnesium oil high on my experiment of the week list!
though it falls behind fire-roasting loads of green chilies...... and a fair amount of habaneros.... priorities.
I didn't want to post about the lack of headaches until I was sure they were gone.. A little afraid of jinxing myself, I guess, lol! My two jalapeno plants have been extremely prolific, I really need to do something with all the ones I can't use right now. Thanks for reminding me!