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Saturday, September 16th 2006, 10:07pm

headaches anyone getting this alot?

Hi,
The past two week I have had headaches when I wake up during the night, which get worse I have noticed when I wake or eventually get up out of bed. This weekend they have been stronger so I'm trying to think what's causing this. Hormones, pegesterone, my husband etc. I'm not drinking caffeine just lots of water, blood pressure is fine too.

I just want to wake up and not feel like my head has slept on a piece of wood any more. These headaches normally go during the day but today it has lingered around. I feel this will probably all be normal for 18 weeks preg, just remembered also on a night my heart rate feels as if it is going faster can feel it pounding maybe this is conected to bad head?

I hope this will go maybe I will try the midwife Monday all I have found is information on pre eclampsia but I'm not at 3 trimester for ages? Or to take paracetemol.

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Sunday, September 17th 2006, 12:06am

Hi Sarah. I had this alot when i was pg and during the second trimester, it did seem to be lots worse without any significant change to BP. I was told it was just hormones and prescribed a low dose of cocodamol which did help but you are also able to take paracetamol during pg. As your 18 weeks pg, you will find that your posture is starting to change so it might be worth changing pillows and possibly sleeping positions. Its worth speaking to your midwife about it. I also heard that your eyesight can change during pg. Im not sure how true this is but might be worth having an eye test?

hope your feeling better soon
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Sunday, September 17th 2006, 4:17pm

Hi Foxy

I'm also the same, getting loads of headaches. Can't say I notice when I get them, but am getting a lot. Most of the time I just ride them out, when they don't go for ages i take paracetamol, but try not too if I can help it.

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Sunday, September 17th 2006, 5:13pm

not had any as yet im sure they'll come


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Monday, September 18th 2006, 4:19pm

Hi Sarah,

I 've had a few headaches but nothing too unbearable. I've not taken anything for them as yet just try and ride them out. I actually had an awful one last night that started about 7pm and lasted all night. The only way i got rid of it was by going to sleep. This pregnancy business is not as easy as it sounds eh?

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Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 12:09pm

Yep I had bad headaches in 1st and they are back for 3rd tri.......not alot you can do, tho increasing Vit B is meant to help...I also used the migraine patches and 4 head. Just got to go with it Im afraid hon!!




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Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 1:09pm

I've had a lot of headaches the last couple of weeks, but only a few belters.

I find Tiger Balm on your temples and even sniffing it makes me feel better as I try not to talk tablets. I think you can get it from health food shops.
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Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 3:24pm

just one of those added pleasures ..... sleep, water, and methol oil and banana's. :D







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Monday, September 25th 2006, 8:25pm

Hi everyone,
Headaches are improving slightly, I don't think the arguing with husband has helped but they are still there in a morning when I wake up. I have thought about a new pillow but this is a real trial I always seem worse off with everyone I try - don't like em too high. So I will replace old with new similar make I think.

There wasn't a lot the midwife could offer advice for headaches apart from see the doctor who would take blood presseure (this is fine at mo) and tell you to take paracetemol. So just get on with it, how ever not wanting to tell horror stories if anyone has serious head pain always check it out for example I.e. above ears get this checked out friend of my mothers is due soon and was suffering head pain there, she has had a mini stoke down one side of ther face - blimey. Apparently the veins/artery had swelled and blood supply was affected causing a stroke - poor girl, bad luck really feel sorry for her and she doesn't want any pictures taken of her with baby.

This has to be a freak occurance but it made me worry about head pain. But with having my blood pressure checked before sort of made me feel ok. I wondered if there was anything else to watch out for or to do, 20 week scan is next week so I could get checked out then?

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Sunday, March 13th 2011, 1:52pm

Headaches

Hi, my wife is just over 13 weeks pregnant and has had a stinker of a headache that wont shift for 2 days now.

It kept her awake most of last night and has caused her to be sick 3-4 times. She has spoken to NHS Direct this morning and they've said she's ok to take paracetamol, but if it doesnt clear, go to see her GP tomorrow.

I've seen headaches can be common in pregnancy, but would they normally last this long?

My family have a history of migraines, but she has never suffered with them. I did wonder whether it could he this, but her symptoms arent like I've suffered with.

Any advice would be great thanks

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Sunday, March 13th 2011, 3:09pm

Hi, congrats on your BFP!

I think you and your wife have probably already had the best advice, from NHSD. Paracetamol, probably some sleep if she's tired, and hopefully it will go. If she's up to it, maybe a gentle walk to get some fresh air.

And if it doesn't shift, phone your GP/midwife in the morning. Or if it gets worse during the day/night then phone your local out of hours service or NHSD again.

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Monday, March 14th 2011, 2:19pm

I've also been getting a lot of headaches, but only for the last couple of weeks. I've got raised BP but that's being checked weekly at the moment and I told them about the headaches and didn't seem overly concened. Today i've got a stinker of a headache - should I be worried? I've got a GP appointment later but I don't know what to expect - anyone had any experience of this?
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Monday, March 14th 2011, 3:28pm

I'm glad to say my wife's headache eventually eased after 2 days solid!



She took a parcetamol relunctantly and after a nap, it cleared.



I'd be interested to know what the GP says though incase its something she can expect to come back?



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Monday, March 14th 2011, 3:30pm

Glad your wife's headache has gone :-) I hope she doesn't get any more
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Monday, March 14th 2011, 10:38pm

For what its worth I don't normally suffer with headaches but had terrible ones in the second trimester of my pregnancy. They would last over 24 hours and nothing I tried would shift them. My blood pressure was always fine so I just put it down to hormones in the end. Hopefully your wife won't suffer too badly@


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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:17pm

I'm 17 weeks and I too, have been having headaches on and off since I entered the 2nd trimester and especially after about 14/15 weeks. My blood pressure is better than it was before pregnancy and I forgot to mention it to the midwife, but I reckon it is all down to hormones. I also think mine are related to tiredness as I do notice after a longer day or if i've not had a nap they are worse. I'm not taking anything, they are livable, but hope yours ease soon xxx



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Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:25pm

I've been having headaches too and nothing will shift them. Not even going to bed and getting up the next morning. I think it's all down to the hormones. I won't take anything though, not even paracetamol so i just have to grin and bear it!!

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Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:46pm

snap!!! ive had these headaches since ive been preg but def worse in 2nd tri im now 20 weeks!! nothing really helps although the for head stuff is good. i never had one headache with my son at all so wonder if this is a different colour one!! lol different hormones maybe! just an idea



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Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:50pm

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Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 2:00pm

mines 4th april !!! not long now and i will be finding out this time!! didnt with my 1st but my hubby and son really want to know this time!
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Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 8:55pm

Aaah great! My hubby wouldn't mind knowing but as it is his 4th and my 1st, so he says it is up to me! :)

Countdown to our scans, not long to go until yours then!

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Thursday, March 24th 2011, 11:12am

I've been getting headaches just recently and when I mentioned it to the mw she said it is common up until about 20 weeks when most people find they get easier.

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Thursday, March 24th 2011, 6:17pm

That is my experience exactly I had headaches which usually started in the night and carried on til mid morning right from beginning of pregnancy stopping around 18/19w.
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Thursday, March 24th 2011, 7:22pm

Forgot to mention that I found a cold damp flannel rolled up.and placed on my forehead would sometimes releave the headache a little x


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Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 11:45am

Hi

I have just moved onto this part of the site. I am almost 17 weeks and have been experiencing 1-2 migraines a week, once or twice I have been lucky to a bit longer than a week! Dr prescribed Migraleve (useless for me). Just had to go with it, rest, quiet, dark room the usual, bit difficult when at work or doing the school run, etc! But have found a little mild relief of pain with the 4Head stick (safe to use duirng pergnancy) that you rub onto your head in area of pain. It seems to EASE (not get rid of, sorry) the sharp stabbing pain or throbbing for about 20 mins or so. Carry it everywhere now. I have been lucky to go bout 10 days since last one, which was a corker! So hopefully they will start to become few and far between now.

P.S I have suffered with migraines for years, mostly hormonal. Had hoped they would go during pregnancy, but not to be.

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Monday, July 25th 2011, 9:15am

Hey ladies I know this is an old thread but since 12 weeks I've been getting terrible headaches, they normally start as soon as I've woken up from a sleep and continue throughout the day, I hate going for naps now because I know I will get a stinker of a headache! I've been wondering if it's to do with my sinuses as I do also feel a lot of pressure in my face.

I've tried steaming it but it doesn't help and I'm reluctant to take tablets u less it's really bad and I only take one.
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Monday, July 25th 2011, 10:18am

Don't be scared of paracetamol and it does work - my midwife, doctor and consultant keep telling me that as long as I only take the dosages on the box AND only for two - three days at a time it is absolutely safe. I tend to take two 500mg when the headache is really awful and it goes away within half an hour. Haven't had one for a while now actually - hope they have gone for good now!
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Monday, July 25th 2011, 11:38am

Thanks Hayley, I get these headaches on a daily basis and even after taking paracetamol the day before I'm still getting them the next day - I would need tO take them every day! I might give the docs a phone and see what they say x
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Monday, July 25th 2011, 11:43am

Hiya, I would contact the docs. It could be hormonal changes which is causing the headaches.

Hope you get sorted soon chick. Headaches are not nice.






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