Post # 1
Is anyone else getting awful headaches every day? I work full time as a stylist, so I am on my feet most of the day. I can cope with the exhaustion a little better, but the headaches are killer. I’ve been having them since I found out I was preggo and aim now 16 weeks. I told my doctor & he said something along the lines of my body producing extra blood for the baby could be the cause and to take extra strength Tylenol no sooner than every four hours.
just wondering if anyone else is dealing with this and sow they are getting through it.
i think if I didn’t work everyday I would spend my day laying in my bedroom! Lol
Post # 3
Sorry you’re going through this. It doesn’t happen to me so I can’t give you any advice there, but maybe it could be the fumes from the hair products. Or you might have high blood pressure? I know that’s a side effect. I hope you are able to find relief!
Post # 4
I had them everyday for a while. It was miserable. I would try and hold off on the tylenol as much as possible but to be able to function I ended up taking it once a day. It helped if I took it with a soda that had caffeine in it. I think mine lasted from like 15 weeks til 20 weeks or so, Good luck I know its tough.
Post # 5
@ccflowers: yes it could be the fumes & such…actually my blood pressure is always super low, even when I went to the doctor Monday. Thanks for the advice though!!
@pinkb: I also try to hold off on the Tylenol as long as I can. The other night every time I took a step my head would pound!! Thanks for the advice!! 4 more weeks til 20 weeks so I hope to find relief then..
In other words I’m starting to get super excited….& so ready to know if its baby girl or baby boy!
Post # 6
Second trimester headaches are often caused by low blood sugar. Eating more protein has helped my headaches a lot. Peppermint oil rubbed on your temples is also a good pain soother if you’re trying to avoid drugs.
Post # 7
I’m not pregnant, but I do have chronic migraines. I’ve found that I have to regulate my sleep pretty carefully, and for some reason if I get up between 5:00AM and 5:45AM I’m almost garanteed to get a migraine. I think it has something to do with where I”m at in my sleep cycle. Perhaps try having a really regular sleeping routine that gets you a full night’s sleep. At the very least you’ll be rested which can only help.
Post # 8
I’ve been getting frequent super bad headaches. Usually once or twice a week, but they will last 2 days. I take Tylenol if I have to, but it doesn’t seem to help. When I told my doctor he said it wasn’t a concern right now and would only become a concern after 20 weeks and if my blood pressure started to go up too.
So for now I guess I just have to deal with it.
Post # 9
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I got a few headaches, but they were migraine-level headaches… days of pain so bad I actually cried in front of my students (I teach at a university… pretty embarrassing). Drinking lots of water and eating more frequently definitely helps.
Post # 10
I had headaches starting around week 12 and lasting until around week 20. They were almost all migraine level headaches and Tylenol was a joke for me. It was hard, but I just had to deal with it. I did drink at least one soda a day which helped some, and if they were really bad I treated myself to a mountain dew.
Mine literally just went away one day and haven’t been bad since. I get headaches here and there, but nothing like I did prior to 20 weeks.
Post # 11
@GypsyLove: I just wanted to add I started to keep track of how much water I was drinking everyday too (atleast 64 oz) and that seemed to help. You dont have too much longer to wait to find out! Are you hoping for one over the other? 🙂
Post # 12
@pinkb: I’m kiiiiinda hoping for a girl, I admit it, but I will be happy either way with a healthy baby…girl stuff is just so cute, but boys can be lil fashionistas too… ;)) I will def update, I’m finding out nov 20
Also, I have been drinking SO much water! I feel like I have the unquenchable thirst….I’m just going to deal with it, what else can I do….lol…
Post # 13
@GypsyLove: Your headaches could be no big deal at all, but I’m going to tell you a story about my sister just in case you might be going through the same thing – I wish someone would have warned her sooner. During her second pregnancy (my nephew) my sister experienced some pretty severe headaches. Her mother had dealt with migraines for forever and a day, so she assumed that it was either just migraines or a side effect of the pregnancy. After giving birth to my nephew, the headaches continued and started to escalate. Finally, after two years of headaches she decided to go to the doctor because they headaches had become so severe that they were seriously impacting her daily life. When she had them, she had trouble caring for her own kids. She was exhausted, in pain, and often vomiting from them. The doctor decided to check her out and it turned out the she had a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit. It turns out that pregnancy hormones from her second pregnancy had somehow caused her to develop this tumor and also caused it to grow more quickly. I don’t want to scare you at all – that is probably not the case with you. However, I wanted to share her story with you just in case something similar could be going on. I have learned from her experience that whenever your body tells you something is out of whack, it’s best to get it checked out just in case!