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#1 of 11 Old 01-21-2003, 04:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm 4 w 3d LMP and I've been having headaches for a few days now. They last all day. I don't want to take anything for them but I've got 3 other lil boys to take care of...Is this just a pg sypmtom that I've never expirienced before?
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I vote for water. Brain gets cranky w/less water.

I can't believe how dehydrated I am and I'm drinking like twice as much as I ever have!
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Hi! I am pg with my second child and have been having alot of headaches! I didn't have alot with my first pregnancy but it is one of those things you are more prone too when pg. Mention it to your doctor or midwife because high blood pressure can cause them too- although I get that checked once a month and it has been ok, still get the headaches.
Hope you feel better.
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Look out for dehydration!

My friend the cautious herbalist recommended the herb skullcap as a remedy for tension headaches. She considers it gentle enough to take during pregnancy. You should consult your own sources, but I took it during the first trimester and found some relief.

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I had lots of headaches in my first trimester. My longest was 4 days and nights!! I didn't want to take anything for them, so I finally discovered that something cold on the back of my neck relieved them quite a bit. I used a cold hot water bottle or a cold jam jar from the fridge!!
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Another vote for more water. I was told to drink at least 10 8 oz. glasses a day, preferably 12 when I was pregnant. If you're not used to drinking that much, work up to it.

I don't know your diet or ways, but caffeine and sugar can cause headaches too.

Hope you feel better soon.
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TreeLove,

I had bad headaches in v. early pregnancy, then none for the rest of the pregnancy! I hope that is the case for you.

Yoga and chiropractic care helped me in general a great deal throughout the pregnancy. Maybe they helped the headaches too, i don't know. I also ate better & drank more water than I had in my life.

Hope you feel well!

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I get bad headaches about every other day during this pregnancy and it never happened in either of my other pregnancies. I was told by my mw that taking Tylenol is totally safe even early in pregnancy. I find that if I take two Tylenol it knocks the headache out for the rest of the day. I know this isn't the most alternative method for coping, but it works
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I too had bad headaches in 1st trimester, then they disappeared. In my case, I believe it was my chest getting bigger and pulling on my neck and rhomboid muscles. Massage and always supporting my head when sitting did the trick for me.
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Shannon! Congratulations!!

I had really bad headaches early on this time around, too. At first I thought it was from dehydration, so I drank more water. That always worked when I was pg with Sophia, but didn't help at all this time. Sad to say, I simply endured it as much as I could and took one or two plain Tylenol when I couldn't. The good news is it took very little Tylenol to help and they did not last even throught the first trimester.

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