Headaches that are like morning sickness?

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Headaches that are like morning sickness?
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 6:16pm

Hi ladies,

I've been getting headaches, which I know is a symptom of early pregnancy, but lately I've been getting them like morning sickness-- I wake up with an awful headache, and as the day goes on it gets better.

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Registered: 02-27-2011
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 7:56pm
Hormone head aches suck! No other suggestions to deal though unfortunately! :(

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 6:29am
If the cause is hormonal, I don't have any suggestions, but I'm sure your Dr. will be able to help. However... Many headaches are related to dehydration. In my case, I suppose my pregnant body needs more water than usual, and every time I have a headache I take a couple of glasses of water. I swear, 90% of the times the headache disappears!!!! Good luck!!


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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 8:27am

I have hereditary migraines and have been able to decrease their frequency by making sure I'm drinking a ton of water (even when not PG), getting monthly massages (sometimes muscle tension triggers my headaches), and using a lavender rice sack on my neck and forehead. I bought them from one of those bath/body shops a few years ago and the scent of lavender really helps with my headaches. I was so afraid of getting them while I was PG but thankfully the frequency didn't increase with the pgcy.

I wait as long as possible before taking pain medication but sometimes my migraines make me so nauseous that I can't function otherwise. I used to get migraines once or twice a month and now I get them every 3-6 months or so.

And of course run all this by your doc before you try anything. ;-)

Feel better!

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Sun, 11-27-2011 - 10:59pm
I did have headaches during pregnancy. Unfortunately, I usually just had to wait them out. Just like morning sickness, they disappeared in the second trimester. I found that a cool washcloth was sometimes helpful. Like others mentioned, drink water (but I was terrible about that!). Feel better!