pregnant and bad migraine help me please

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torijane
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   Posted 7/23/2015 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Im 13 weeks pregnant and for 2 weeks ive been getting headaches. For 2 days ive had a constant migraine

sleep doesnt cure it, i wake up feeling like i have a knife in my head... i went to dr and got a script for panadene forte with codeine and it hardly helps. i have paon above my right ear near the temple and the pain is about 8/10.

Im worried it might be more than a migraine. so worried it could be something major.anyone got any advice?? Usually sleep cures my headaches

PoundHead
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   Posted 7/25/2015 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh. So sorry you're having headaches torijane. I'm certainly not a doctor and have no way of knowing what's going on with your head, but what you're describing sounds SO much like my migraines. Even down to the same side of the head. I use a railroad spike to describe mine, but same thing otherwise.

Is this your first pregnancy? If so, you can hope that going into the second trimester will bring changes. I had two pregnancies and with both of them each trimester was different than the one before. Just like you hear of so many women having horrible morning sickness during the first trimester and then it clears up when they get to the second. I hope the same for you.

Oh, and this may seem obvious or too easy, but since your choices are limited, I have had some relief at times with lavender essential oil and peppermint. Especially lavender. Works best for me if I put a few drops on a cotton ball or even on my hand and rub my hands together. Either way, get the oil into the palms of your hands and then cup your hand over your face. Then just sit as quietly as you can for about two minutes, breathing in and out. Sitting quietly, sitting with your face in the dark of the palms of your hands, and breathing in the lavender, all work together to calm the pain. If possible, after you've breathed the lavender, lie down and rest for a while.

The peppermint can help just by dabbing a drop on each temple. It helps me. The oil generates a heat that feels good and the scent helps too. I'm no expert, but someone told me about these things, I tried them (because I'd tried everything else!) and found they helped.

Acupuncture helps too. And that wouldn't be a problem in pregnancy. It can actually help with a lot of pregnancy issues. Ask around though and make sure you're choosing a reputable acupuncturist. One with good credentials and good education.

Hope you find some relieft with some of these ideas :)

Post Edited (PoundHead) : 7/25/2015 4:47:14 PM (GMT-6)

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