(Closed) Constant headaches?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

*Raises Hand*

I’ve been walking around with a constant headache for weeks now! I alternate between tylenol, caffiene (fraps & lattes so it’s less & I can have more through the day if needed), and sometimes a hot showers if it’s from my neck/shoulders.

I’ve put my off on an old neck injury that isn’t liking the new shift in weight (20 wks here)…. and am looking into seeing a chiropractor to help!

You may also look into some prenatal massage or acupuncture =)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had those when I was PG, and mine were blood pressure/volume related.  When you’re PG, your blood volume increases pretty majorly (doubles?), but your veins don’t increase in size.  You’ve got more blood pumping through the same small space, so your blood pressure rises = headaches.  My OB “prescribed” a soda a day and advil (once I was out of the 1st tri), and that seemed to help some b/c the advil took the edge off the pain and the caffeine dilates the blood vessels.  Definitely check with your OB, though, b/c he/she will want to make sure your blood pressure isn’t too high.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Daily. 🙁

Fresh air usually does the trick for me. I usually go for a quick walk around the block, don’t know what I’m going to do when it’s bad weather!

I’ve been avoiding tylenol and caffenie like the plague and luckily fresh air has been the cure for my headaches thus far.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been getting a lot of headaches too. I’ve taken tylenol a few times this pregnancy, but I try to avoid it. Lately I’d been having multiple citrus fruits a day and was getting bad cluster headaches. I read online that some citrus fruits can cause cluster headaches, so I stopped, and they did go away. I know it’s often pregnancy-related but maybe also take a look at what you’re eating?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@shhh bee:Sigh. I gave up coffee so that I can use a sip of coffee to help with the headaches. I still get tons of massive headaches. From what I’ve heard–nothing you can do about it but suffer. 🙁

Nothing much helps me.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a lot headaches from about week 15-17, for me drinking plenty of water helped a lot.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had daily headaches probably until about week 16 or so.  I would take Tylenol only if they were unbarable (which they usually were).  Otherwise the only thing that would seem to work is closing my eyes and putting ice packs on them.  I got an eye mask that I kept in the freezer to put on when they got so bad.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@shhh bee  I will tell you there were days at work when I would rest my head agaist a metal door frame because I didn’t have any ice or ice packs, but the cold truly helped 🙂  Hope you have some relief soon!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

I had constant migraines for 3-4 weeks right at the beginning of my 2nd trimester. Tylenol and a bit of caffiene worked wonders for me.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve been getting them a ton lately, as well. They usually go away on their own if I stretch and talk a little stroll around the office, but I usually have to hit the Tylenol at least once a week. 

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