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Anyone else suffering from frequent headaches? I swear I get one every day. Not terrible or mirgraine like, but always there. I hate it. I haven't said anything to my CNM yet because I assumed it was normal, but now I'm starting to wonder, because I swear, its every day. Please tell me I'm not the only one! Or I will freak out. LoL.
 

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same here.<br>
i have a constant headache. i can stay as hydrated as possible and still have this problem :[
 

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Not sure if it's normal, but I get them every couple of days. I stay well hydrated, BP is perfect, no other issues. Really, the only thing that truly helps me is half a cup of coffee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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I have been, too. Some are so rotten, but they don't incapacitate me like migraines do (as in I can still see okay etc). I've been worried about BP etc, too, as I haven't had prenatal care in 10 weeks (finally have an appt this week).<br><br>
A month ago in the Oct DDC on another board, the moms were complaining of the same thing, and someone said their mw told them it was due to the extra estrogen... but I never figured out if that was only applicable to moms carrying girls.
 

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oh me too! everyday. i need to get to a chiropractor though, i know my whole back and neck are out of whack. black tea helps, coke used to, but that makes me feel yucky and i know i shouldn't be drinking it anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
interesting about the estrogen. i'd be interested in how that relates to headaches and carrying girls. i have been having strong girl vibes and have been super sick, more so than with the boys.
 

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Ok, good. LoL. I have never had problems with my BP, and it has been fine so far in the pregnancy. So thats good I guess. I drink a TON of water every day, I don't like taking any meds but I have taken a Tylenol here and there and that will help for a little bit, but...Oh well. Could be worse. Halfway there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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yes. I used to get them anyway, but they're more frequent now. And they're not just headaches. They're migraines <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm in the middle of one now. Since I can't lay down in a quiet dark room right now, I thought I'd try going online for distraction. It's miserable. My biggest fear with them is that I'll end up with one during labor.
 

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i have read that amber necklaces have helped other mamas with migraines. this woman used to get them like everyday and have to take medicine for it, but not anymore since wearing her amber. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yup--I was getting them too. Seemed to start right after the morning sickness ended, and just dwindled a week or two ago (around 17 weeks). Some would be migraines, others just nasty. Hydration & protein are what my midwife recommended to try to prevent them, and I found that making sure I was really relaxed in my upper body/neck/head area helped a little when they started coming on. And of course quiet and dark (but, um, with a toddler that's rare)...and caffeine. I hope these subside for you!!<br>
BTW--didn't get them last time around, but this baby and the last were both girls. Blood pressure fine both times, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i've been prone to headaches since i was a kid so am not surprised i've been getting 'em w/all the bodily hormonal shifts lately. i'm in the middle of the 4th headache. the previous ones lasted 2-3 days & would pound whenever my hearbeat raised (from moving, from temperature change like when getting in the shower).<br><br>
i'm also hoping i don't have 1 when laboring!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hydration & protein are what my midwife recommended to try to prevent them, and I found that making sure I was really relaxed in my upper body/neck/head area helped a little when they started coming on. And of course quiet and dark (but, um, with a toddler that's rare)...and caffeine.</div>
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hydration protein and strategic doses of caffeine have helped me too.
 

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excedrin tension headache (no aspirin)- 3 of them- taken as SOON as I figure out I'm getting a headache *sometimes* helps. But sometimes it doesn't. I took them yesterday morning when it started. Didn't help. Took another dose yesterday but only had 1 left (and as I explained to my DH, taking a third of the dose doesn't take away a third of the pain, unfortunately). So I took that around 9pm with one extra strength tylenol before going to bed but it woke me up all night and miraculously went away about an hour ago. Usually they last around 2-3 days if the first dose of excedrin doesn't help. And sometimes the excedrin DOES help, but then I'm left with really strong side effects of the caffeine. Or sometimes it doesn't help, and I'm then dealing with a horrible migraine AND the side effects.<br><br>
This is why I'm scared of having one while in labor. They are so painful and nauseating that they make coping with *anything* near impossible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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