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13/10/2012 at 06:02
I have the same problem, my headaches can last between 2-7 days. I'm currently 18 weeks but the headaches started at about 14 weeks. Drinking plenty of water and getting fresh air helps, the pain at the back of your head is often dehydration so I've been sipping Hydralyte drinks (contains electrolytes) which has helped me greatly when my head gets really bad. I know some people are against medication but when it get's so bad that you want to pound your head against a wall and it's lasted for days, what else can you do? Just remember to keep track of what your eating during the day, constant small meals as opposed to 3 large meals a day and drink water as often as possible. When I'm at home I put a damp cloth on the back of my neck and lie down.
21/11/2012 at 21:02
wow, that is exactly what i was feeling being 15 weeks. I thought it was because of lack of sleep - 4-6 hours a day. Now I'm going to make sure that I keep up with the fluids.
21/11/2012 at 21:21
I am currently 34 weeks and have suffered with them, about 3-4 week since 15 weeks, hope that doesn't happen to you girls because it really is debilitating!
22/11/2012 at 08:02
22/11/2012 at 08:12
I had them too from 2nd Tri, awful pain, i foud laying out on sofa with cold flannel across forehead worked well if you want to avoid medication. good luck ladies! xx
26/05/2013 at 01:10
im 15 weeks in my first pregnancy and have been getting extremely painful headaches for the past week and a half. I have tried so many different things to help but nothing so far has worked. I go sleep at night and about an hour or 2 after i wake up in the morning the headache is back And it lasts all day. I'm drinking loads of water eating regularly, not sure what the cause is or if its normal, any suggestions?
26/05/2013 at 08:54
I had lots of headaches in my 2nd Trimester & they lasted for days. I was reluctant to take paracetamol so had to ride it out. Just keep reassuring yourself that its just hormone changes. I made sure I was hydrated and for some strange reason a cup of hot chocolate seemed to help (maybe I needed Iron).
29/05/2013 at 14:29
I did...i mentioned it to the midwife, and she said to use 4head http://www.4headaches.co.uk/
I used it in the 2nd trimester and it helped me...might be worth a go. Before I was pregnant I used ibuprofen, but obviously you can't when pregnant.
Hope that helps?
01/07/2013 at 07:54
Thanks ladies this is all reassuring, I usually suffer with headaches /migraines but have been fine throughout my first trimester, only just into second and have had a headache for 3 days now on and off and not been able to or wanting to take anything more than paracetamol. So its dry crackers, water, cold flannel and back to bed before working tonight.
08/08/2013 at 18:20
I too am struggling with headaches and am currently 17 weeks. I thought it was the weather being so hot and muggy, but yesterday and today my head is throbbing. I've had previous miscarriages, so I really don't want to take anything, but I am on the verge of cracking!!
08/05/2016 at 03:11
I have been having headaches in the back of my head and my neck feels really tense. They start 2 hrs after I wake up and last all day. I'm miserable. I am 25 weeks. I started getting them awhile ago it lasted for like 2 months then went away for awhile. Now it's back 2nd week of this with no break. Starting to get nervous like something is wrong with me. I go to the chiropractor I take Tylenol nothing helps.
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