I've had a headache for days

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I've had a headache for days
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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 2:27pm
After several days of this headache, I have finally broke down and took a tylenol. I hate taking anything when pg and it was so hard to take it. I mean, I know tylenol is ok, but still...


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Mon, 05-30-2011 - 7:03am
Ugh, I hate taking anything when not pg let alone worrying about the lives inside me. I hope the headache and fatigue pass and let you enjoy your pg.
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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 8:53pm
I feel for ya Torie. I have been inflicted with terrible headaches/migraines since about week 5. The dr prescribed me some meds (butal, APAP, Caffeine) that worked ok. I also hate taking things and DH thinks I am crazy because I will go so long without taking something and be in so much pain. At my 12 week, they were still bad and the dr did say that if I needed more relief than the meds, I could add some ibuprofen at this point. He said it is ok in the 1T but drs done tell patients this because they they think it's ok the entire time. I only broke down twice with the ibuprofen but what a difference!

Around 15-16 wks, they got better and less frequent and now at 18 weeks I get 1-2 a week. I hope they start to subside.

* try some caffeine when you take your tylenol. It helps the medicine take effect A LOT faster!
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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 3:36pm
yeah Mindi, they did a 24 hour baseline urine a few weeks ago.

I got my own cuff after losing Landon. I figured it would be better to be able to check my bp on my own so I could be aware if it started going up, plus it does seem to be a little higher at my dr appts, so it's nice to know that it's pretty regular when I'm at home.


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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 3:33pm
thank you, no I haven't had either checked, I'll have to ask about that, I have been extremely tired as well.


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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 3:21pm
That's great you have your own cuff! Sometimes knowing too much sucks but its also a good thing. Is your doc doing a 24 urine or labs yet?
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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 3:07pm
Hey Hun!

I was just lurking. Have you had your iron and platelets checked lately? Sound like low iron to me. I had really bad nose bleeds and fatigue and headaches when I had low iron and platelets. If you haven't had it checked in the last week or so I would. it can go down fast!

Thinking of you,
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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 2:52pm
thanks ladies,

Mindy, I have a home bp cuff and I take it usually twice a day, it's been fine to a little low. that was my first thought as well, so I even drove up to rite aid to use their cuff and it was ok. My cheeks have been super red as well, and that was one of my signs of the high bp with Landon so it's got me really worried, but I guess as long as it doesn't go up, I'm ok??? I hope! I know the headaches have me worried. They tylenol helped a little, I had dh get me a pepsi also and that seems to have helped. The other thing that had me worried was that in the past 2 days, I've had 3 nose bleeds, and I have NEVER had a nose bleed, but each time I was doing something (possibly overexerting myself) the first time, I was sweeping my school bus, after my nose started bleeding, I stopped and another driver finished it for me, and the second time I was washing my bus, but the mechanic saw me washing it and came out and told me to go sit down and he'd finish it, but it made my nose bleed also, and the third time was after blowing it the next morning). I hate having to worry about every little thing... I wish I was that naively pregnant girl again, you know, that one who thought that getting pregnant meant bringing home baby in 9 months...


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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 10:39am
Torie I don't want to freak you out. Has your blood pressure been checked recently? I'm sure its just a headache I just can't help but think like a nurse and I heart you.
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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 6:30pm
Oh man, sorry Torie. I have a killer headache today and I'm miserable!
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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 5:34pm
I've been getting them a lot too. Hope you feel better soon!

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