(Closed) 1st trimester excruciating headaches?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Make sure whatever you take is approved for use during pregnancy. many painkillers are not safe.

Personally, I would see my doctor if I were in your shoes. Migraines suck, and it may be tough to find a safe treatment.

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 4
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Contact your doctor.

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I have gotten a lot of heaches in all of my pregnancies (3). I make sure to let the doctor know and then just take Tylenol and try to lay down somewhere quiet and cool for a little bit.

Post # 7
10 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was following your other thread…so I guess that means your not trying on dresses for a while…congratulations

Post # 9
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I get migraines a couple times a year, but I had several during the first trimester…all of the hormone changes I’m sure. Make sure to drink plenty of water and try to lay down in a cool, dark room. I always put a cool, damp rag over my eyes. I don’t know if you have Tylenol brand painkiller in Ireland, but Acetaminophen is approved for pregnancy use…but I agree with PPs, let your doctor know, he or she may have a better solution. 

Post # 11
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I did for about 3 straight weeks at the beginning of my 2nd trimester. My doc told me to take a tylenol and drink a little caffeine. The caffeine pretty much worked on it’s own though. Most migraine medications contain caffeine, so it works the same way.

Post # 12
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

1/2 cup of coffee w/ caffeine + ice pack, water, and sleep works pretty well for me. Caffeine never helped much before pregnancy, but it actually works pretty well now. Tylenol doesn’t help, so I don’t take it. Hope you feel better soon. I has quite a few between weeks 6-10, but not so many now (around 20).

My neurologist did tell me if they got worse to ask my OB for a prescription for Reglan, an anti-nausea med that apparently also seems to help migraines during pregnancy – luckily I didn’t have to ask for it though. I hate taking anything while pregnant!

Post # 14
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I never had headaches until my second trimester of pregnancy.  And they are horrible!!!  I drink caffeine.  I have a soda, a hot chocolate, something with caffeine in it.

My doc says that 1-2 sodas per day is perfectly safe.  Under 200mg of caffeine per day is the current recommendation.



Post # 15
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I can of coke is more than enough to cure the headache and is perfectly safe during pregnancy. You are actually allowed, I think, the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee per day. 

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