ive had a headache for 2 weeks non stop! is anyone else getting headaches like this? its so hard to function and i feel like its never going to go away. im not sure how many paracetamol is safe to take so im just taking 2 a day when im no longer coping. x
I haven't had to deal with that this pregnancy so far (crossing my fingers!) I did have to deal with it during my first pregnancy for a whole 30 days. Yes I counted. It was hideous as I was student teaching at the time. The bad part is that there is pretty much nothing that can be done although some women say that a little caffeine helps.
A few weeks ago I had the worst migraine of my life. I even ended up hanging out with the toilet for a bit because of it. I truely envy those women that go through pregnancy without a second thought to the extra aches and pains.
I hope that it passes for you sooner rather than later.
Married to DH 7 years and have three fantastic kiddos! DS 6, DD 4, and DS 2 ...... lo and behold another is on the way!
Not too add any stress but have you had your blood pressure checked? A headache that doesn't go away can be a sign of high blood pressure. It's probably just hormones though this early. My last pregnancy I had headaches because of hormones and I found that a little caffeine helps (like in a cup of tea or chocolate). Also, if it gets to the point where you can't function there are a couple meds your doctor can prescribe that are safe to use during pregnancy for headaches. Acupuncture also works wonders.
Wife to Geof (4/10), Mom to Connor(7/14/10) and Cayleigh (4/20/12). Living with Factor V Leiden (7/12).
I'm sorry your not feeling well!!
I've noticed if I'm not drinking enough water I'll get a headache. I know everyone is different, but we should all be drinking lots of liquids anyway... It might be an easy fix!
Hugs and get better soon!
Mom to DS 8y/o 10/11
thanks for the replies. i was thinking it could be my blood pressure. i dont see the midwife again until november so i might have to see the doctor if it continues. i have not been drinking much water but i drink pints of fresh fruit juice every day, not sure if this makes a difference? i always got headaches monthly when my period was due so i know my head is sensitive to hormones, just not sure if anything helps with this. hopefully it will stop soon. xxx
I too have gotten monthly headaches pre-pg that predict my period. But I've had 3 migraines this pg that are way more severe than those headaches. I've tried epsom salt baths (supposed to help lower blood pressure) but that doesn't seem to help, a little Tylenol or Tylenol taken with a drink that has some caffeine (my MW recommended the Tylenol and last pg my OB recommended the Tylenol + caffeine) and that helps sometimes though I'm still reluctant to take too much. The migraines have made me vomit more than the MS I think. Last migraine was so bad I went to get a massage to try and deal with it and then didn't drink enough water after after the massage and ended up feeling even worse. Dehydration definitely plays a part for me as do some food sensitivities.
Sorry you're suffering --can you go get your BP taken at one of those instant machines at the pharmacy/drug store, etc? Your MW might be able to get you in for a quick BP check. My husband happens to know how to take BP and we have a cuff at home so I've been able to keep an eye on it and it's never been a problem, but if it went on as long as you say, I'd want to check it out. I would opt for water or water with lemon rather than juice--that much sugar would require water from your body to digest it. Try drinking water for a few days and see if that helps? Some people say 8 cups (8 ounces each) a day but I don't measure, I just try to keep my water at hand throughout the day and take small sips to not upset my stomach too much.
Unschooling mama alongside DH (05/01) to DD (5/05). Expecting #2 spring 2012!