(Closed) Headaches

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am so sorry- I get a lot of headaches in general so I know how you feel.  

I’m definately not a doctor, but have been told by my own that Tylenol is safe to take. Also, I find that a little bit of caffeine helps with headaches.  The daily recommended limit is 200mg or less while pregnant, so just drink some tea along with the Tylenol and it might help.

My doctor also told me to start taking Magnesium daily to help prevent headaches. It also helps with constipation (which is common during pregnancy) and has really worked wonders for me the past few weeks- far fewer headaches than before. 

Post # 6
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

Sweets, try drinking a lot more water. In the first few weeks of pregnancy, your blood volume increases dramatically. That alone will cause horrid headaches if you’re not drinking enough.

I hate drinking water so have had to monitor my intake daily, and the days I’m not pretty caught up overall — or if I wait to start drinking enough water until after lunch — I get a throbbing headache that day or the next.

Post # 7
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

Drink more water!! I get migraine-like headaches when I’m a week out from my period, and find that a lot of the hormones contributed to that, too. I take Tylenol when they’re so bad I can’t even fall asleep to sleep it off. Water seems to help, along with avoiding the computer screen and lots of bright light. A hot bath also seems to help a lot. You may be adjusting to all the new hormones, blood supply increase, and other crazy pregnant things. But water will be your first clue, if you drink at least 64 oz a day (which is 4 bottles, I learned that the hard way!) and they don’t get better, talk to your doctor. Also, a lot of insurances provide a nurse hotline, I’d recommend that too, if you’re afraid of harassing the doctor too much

Post # 8
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Ditto on the water!

I am not prone to headaches at all but started getting them and my sister told me to start drinking more water more regularly – no headaches since and that was about 5-6 weeks ago!

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 9
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


I am prone to headaches & just recently my doctor prescribed me a wonderful medicine that works! I think it is called Fioeicet. I’m so happy I asked her about it!

Post # 10
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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@shelbifox15: You have to be careful taking too much fiorcet. The caffeine in it was giving me a really fast heart rate for a while.

I get bad migraines and my neurologist prescribed me some pregnancy friendly meds. They got a lot worse during my first trimester, but finally slowed down and I haven’t had a severe migraine in 2 weeks! Like others said, tylenol is fine (in moderation b/c baby can get addicted), lots of water, and caffeine can help. I’ve started getting massages and that’s been very helpful for me too, but I’ve heard it’s not good to get them in your first trimester so I’d ask your doctor first.

Post # 11
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got a lot of headaches around that time too.  It’s the worst.  I did ask my doctor what, if anything I could take and he suggested taking half a pill of tylenol every half an hour, if that didn’t work take the other half, up to 2 pills.  But try to do it only when it’s unbearable.  The headaches eased about after a couple of weeks.  Now they come back maybe once a week.  Hope you feel better soon!

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