Originally Posted by contactmaya
Has anyone ever gotten a headache from drinking this tea? Ive started to increase my intake at 33 weeks, to 2-3 cups a day, using 2 teabags. But i seem to be getting headaches after i drink it.
I used it in my last pregnancy, but only right at the end, and during labor. It seems to enhance labor, and was great for post partum. But is suppose if it gave me a mild headache, i wouldnt have noticed it since i was actually in labor.
I want to increase my intake, but these headaches are annoying me! (blood pressue and swelling not an issue)
Originally Posted by jill the pill
I've never gotten a headache from RRL and I have consumed gallons of infusion. Try drinking nettle instead which is also a great pregnancy tonic if you think the RRL is giving you headaches. I've read through this entire thread and I've never heard of anyone getting headaches. Could just be pregnancy causing them too!
Thanks for you reply. I agree its strange, since i drank this in my last pregnancy and never had such symptoms. Ive also googled and found no reference to this other than one or two cases similar to mine.
I know that rlt can expand blood vessels, and that might causes a headache in some people. Btw, i am one of those lucky people who never gets headaches usually. Apparently caffeine in tea or coffee cures headaches in some people for the opposite reason-it constricts blood vessels.
It could also be the combo of caffeine and RLT. For eg, i usually drink it when i am usually having a normal tea of coffee. I minimize the tea/coffee to a bare amount, and replace the rest with a cup of RLT. Perhaps the combo is the problem.
Without a doubt though, the RLT is bringing on a headache everytime. I dont think its the pregnancy, since i dont usually have headaches, but perhaps the combination of pregnancy andRLT is the problem. Darn it! I love RLT!
Im going to get the 'pregnancy tea' instead, i believe that contains nettles doesnt it?
Also, do nettles have the same effect as RLT? I trust rlt since i m pretty sure it served me well in my last pregnancy. Perhaps ill save the current batch for post partum (excellent there too)