(Closed) Headache fixes while TTC/NTNT-?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My MD said that tylenol is fine during pregnancy. Not usually what I would reach for pre-pregnancy for a headache, but I guess it is better than nothing. You could also try heat or ice on your neck to see if that helps.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I get headaches caused by my neck & my best remedy is an ice pack on my neck.  Hth.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Tylenol is acetaminophen based… it is considered safe during pregnancy- I would suggest that.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Have you heard of biofeedback? I went to a headache clinic for a week and they teach this technique to help deal with pain. They also recommended weekly massages in the areas where you carry the most tension. If you can afford it, you’ll probably see some reduction in headaches, or at the very least, in severity of pain. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My doctor recommends Tylenol.  Good luck TTC!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You may want to check with your doctor about Vitamin B complex.  It has really helped with my headaches this past year.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I suffer from both migraines and cluster headaches (my longest run being 5 weeks, headaches very severe and every day). Biofeedback is an absolute god send, however it takes a lot of practice. its not an easy fix, as its a skill that needs to be developed. That being said, it truely is the best long term solution for any type of pain management (Im hoping it comes in handy for labor pains as well).

Also know that most headaches you feel are referred pain, meaning you feel them in one place, say the top of your head, but are generated elsewhere, usually the base of your skull. An ice pack at the base of your skull can be really really helpful.

Good luck!!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I second the massage suggestion!  I may be biased, because I’m a massage therapist, but it can be an enormous help for headache sufferers.  Because you are on medication for headaches, your doctor may be able to write a prescription for massage, which means insurance may cover all or some of the cost.  Some Flex Spending Accounts will also allow you to use your money for massage.  Most people can’t afford weekly massages, especially right now, but going now and then may help you.

I would also recommend checking into Cranial Sacral Therapy.  It’s very light touch, you are usually fully dressed, and it can work wonders for headaches.  There are also CST practitioners who specialize in Obstetrics CST, to help you through pregnancy, labor/delivery, and postpartum stuff….and can even treat the baby once it’s born.  CST is very accepted by the medical community, and I highly recommend it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Acetaminophen and paracetamol are the same. Acetaminophen is the US generic name.

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