Thanks for all the great advice. I feel like I am constantly asking for (and getting) help!
Hoping you feel better very soon.
I may break down and bust out the Tylenol next time a bad one hits.
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If it is horrible I'll take tylenol and drink a soda. Most of the time those work. If they don't then I know it is a true migraine and I then just try and stay as comfortable as I can until it goes away. Rest, dark room, not a lot of movements, that kind of stuff.
The one good thing is that with my first pregnancy my headaches went away after my first trimester and didn't come back until labor (that part sucked but the six months without headaches was a dream).
Lets just say right now I am thanking the universe for such pain relief. I am hoping I can avoid any such headaches again.
I think it may have been triggered from two nights of dd waking up and me feeling the lack of sleep.
Mama to two beautiful children.
Get some extra virgin olive oil, maybe a tablespoon or so, and some pure pepppermint oil extract. Add 3-5 drops of the peppermint oil to the olive oil and rub on your temples, forehead, bridge of your nose, neck, shoulders and base of your skull. You know, all those places where you feel pain and pressure when a heachace hits. It's important that you use it only on your head/neck area. Peppermint can cause uterine contractions but only if you rub it across your stomach. The idea is, just keep it as far away from the uterus as possible and you'll be just fine.
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