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Anything else going on? Like visual changes, have you checked your blood pressure? I'm betting you're just getting sick. I hope they go away soon.
Wife to a wonderful husband, mom to 5 amazing boys, 2 m/c and Knox Cornelius our 5th son born at 15weeks 12/3/2011, Lillian Faith our 1st daughter, born at 14 weeks May 19, 2012 (Turner Syndrome).
Tylenol only works so far for me, and I do have to take it but have been trying to not make a habit of it either. Having a cup of coffee seems to help. I was happy with decaf but with these headaches switched back to reg. I thought it was related to the air in my apartment and the heat being so dry at night, but now we've moved to BF's (for other reasons) and I still have the headaches, even with a humidifier. A cool washcloth on your forehead can help, and I use Tiger Balm too on temples and behind ears. Also had BF do acupressure (our version- pressing like hell on my cheekbones!)
Mine seem to be bad when I wake up, then okay for a few hours, then back in the late afternoon.
PS- having a headache all the time sure doesn't help with the moodiness! I'm even snappier! Lol.
Hang in there!
At about 13w, I started having non-migraine headaches almost constantly. I went back to the acupuncturist (one time), and a couple of days later, my headaches were gone. I'm planning on seeing her once or twice more during my pregnancy, just to keep myself in check.
Megan-39, Postpartum Doula, DW to Sacha-40 (18 years together) and Mama to Finn Alexander born 4/2/07 and Zivia Littlewood born 8/23/10
When I was a teen, our family was open to medications...something my family and I are not now. I had Dr's try me on most things available at that time. Imitrex, narcotics, birth control pills to regulate hormones, and keeping a food log.
What I have learned since then, is that there is nothing more I can do besides being healthy, and eating healthy to prevent mine. Mine are a response to hormones. They can be debilitating if not treated. Fortunately, I have found something that works for me and so I use it when needed. I take Fioricet-tylenol, butalbital (mild sedative and vasodilator) and caffeine. I feel the best with this medication when needed, because each of it's ingredients have been used in pregnancy with no reported side effects. Last pregnancy, I had some intense migraines in the 3rd trimester...I'm praying I don't have them so badly this time.
Sorry for the book, but I wanted to say that you aren't alone. For someone who doesn't routinely visit Dr's, use Rx's or really take over the counters, it's a big deal to resign myself to a drug-let alone in pg or bf'ing! However, my OB, midwife and my DO have all told me that it's better to take when necessary, than to endure the blood pressure and blood flow issues of a migraine.
I hope they get better for all of you..and that is definitely a possibility! If not, I hope you find a way to treat them that can live with! They are not easy, particularly when you aren't triggered by anything within your control!
Blessed Christian Wife and Homeschooling Mother joyfully raising 10 children including newborn boy/girl twins!
‘To someone whose god is science, vaccination makes sense. But to someone whose god is God, it is appalling’ - Dr. Golden.