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22/04/2014 at 19:58
I suffer from headaches/migraines a lot normally but obviously now I know I'm pregnant (4+3 today) I can't use nurofen/naproxen like I would usually. I've come home from work today with a terrible headache, which is alleviated for the most part with paracetamol but I still have this horrid dull fullness in my head...... Anyone used anything helpful?! I've tried 4head before when not pregnant and found it abit pants....
22/04/2014 at 20:01
Paracetamol and lots of water.
When I was on the IVF drugs I had horrid headaches that paracetamol didn't shift and I couldn't take anything else, I found a cold flannel on my forehead did make a difference though. Won't help at work but in the evening it was nice to come home and just lay there with a flannel on my head!
Also getting my H to massage my temples but he got bored quite quickly...
22/04/2014 at 20:10
Those sticky cold migraine strips got when you're at home, but like Duckys suggestion of that cold flannel, you can't really do that at work. Not much else, sorry!
22/04/2014 at 20:19
I like th idea of a head massage lol ;)
22/04/2014 at 20:31
I'm also a big headache sufferer and early pregnancy was horrendous - my headaches were so bad I couldn't function. Paracetamol helped slightly, whereas normally it doesn't touch my headaches, and also the 4head migraine patches that you stick on your forehead provided some relief. I also ended up having acupuncture because I didn't want to keep taking paracetamol long term and because I was at the end of my limit with it it. I'm pretty sure the acupuncture made a huge difference. I've not woken up with one of my headaches for weeks!
I hope you're soon feeling better.
22/04/2014 at 20:44
Have you tried the 4head stick? It's like a cool menthol stick that you put on your forehead, it works for me outside of pregnancy but have only just thought about it, that & sleep, hope they ease soon x
22/04/2014 at 21:49
I got these too & they were horrendous - especially as I'm not really a headachy person. Paracetamol, ice flannel, 4-head stick, ice cold water, fruit & fresh air. And lots of sleep! Hope you get some relief soon, you have my absolute sympathy x
23/04/2014 at 08:16
I got really bad headaches in first tri and some at the beginning of second tri. Unfortunately I found nothing will make them go away entirely, but things can help ease it like paracetamol, the 4head stick but mainly drinking LOTS of water. Other than that I just took myself off to bed! X
23/04/2014 at 18:53
I used to sit somewhere peaceful & have a pint of cold water & 4head helped.
23/04/2014 at 19:04
Thanks for you tips ladies. I've been drinking water like it's going out of fashion today and that has helped a lot. I tried 4head before as I get headaches normally but didn't really help but I might try again :)
27/04/2014 at 01:27
Just to mention I asked about the 4head patches and roll on stick thing at a pharmacy as it said on the box not suitable for use whilst pregnant - the pharmacist said they weren't safe to use as they work by diverting more blood to the site of application, so effectively divert blood away from your baby
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