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Headaches and migraines

Hello I am 14 weeks and 3 days today. I have suffered with the bad headaches throughout but yesterday was my first migraine. It was absolutely dreadful.
I am just wondering what do you guys take natural or not natural. I am based in the UK.  
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Oh, that's terrible.  I was a migraine sufferer for years.  Had a reprieve but did get migraines and bad headaches with my first pregnancy.  You really can only take Tylenol.  A drink with some caffeine in it might help (strong pain relievers often have caffeine in them) ---  maybe ask your doctor about this.  My doctor allows 2 caffeinated beverages a day.  A cold pack on the area of your head that is hurting can help.  Massage really helped me.  But it's hard.  good luck hon
Thankyou for your reply. I really don't know how you coped being a migranes sufferer. I really couldn't.
Had a bit of an issue with coffee a few days ago.
I got really bad heart palps which lasted a good 5 mins so thought I should steer clear .
Will definitely try your idea of something cold on the area that hurts and massage.
Thankyou x
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If u can buy a eucalyptus forehead stick. They have it for children. I've had several migraine' s and headaches and started using the forehead stick you just run it across your forehead and within sort of 20 mins it relaxes and eases off. I also found that alongside a lollipop did the trick... figured out it was my sugar levels dropping slightly and I'm negative for diabetes xxx
Thankyou Tilly,
I like the sound of that forehead stick. I assuming it is safe for pregnant women if it's made for children.
Yes my partner is always telling me I need some more sugar in my diet.
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Today was a bad migraine day for me nothing helped until I had one of the swizzle powder lollipops as soon as I had that bam gone in 10 mins... defo sugar related for me x
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I have migrains for years.. Now I'm 8weeks and already had them twice, last time it was extremely strong and lasted almost 2 days, I was about to call emergency ... Nothing is allowed except Tylenol so there is not much to do. I try to go for a walk as soon as I feel it starts, have tea and rest after.  NO books, phones, computers or so... The good thing is the migraine itself doesn't harm babies.
I had horrible headaches during my first pregnancy. Oh my gosh, it was terrible.  One thing that really helped me was massage.  A professional massage is awesome (letting them know you are pregnant) but I didn't care, I had my husband, my sister or anyone around me do it!  Try an ice pack on where it hurts too.  Sounds weird but it helps--  a physical therapist gave me that idea.  And stretching.  I know it's not very helpful, but it helped me.  No, migraine itself doesn't hurt a baby  but sure is hard on you, mama.  hang in there.  hugs
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I'm sure I can relate to the subject. Headaches seem to be my second nature. I also suffer much because of them. I guess this is due to stress over our ivf cycle. Also some extra weight..I'm also afraid of taking any sort of pills because don't know how painkillers will work together with injectibles. Of course I could ask my Dr, but I want to try to cut on medicines as much as possible, except those needed for ivf.
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