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21 weeks and constant headaches / sore neck!!

I have had my bp checked, i have tried all home remedies known to man, lol.
Panadole and panadene barely touch them when there bad. I have been having headaches since 16 weeks, everyday. I think theres been two days without them. Ive been to my ob and gp.

Im 21 weeks and really want them to stop. There not migraines there more like tension headache in back and top of head. Andmy scalp feels tight and sore.
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Just throwing ideas out there in case you haven't thought of them... Massage, cold rag, meditation, peppermint oil to rub on temples, Prenatal yoga
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I'm the same I'm taking magnesium vitamins 400mg and vitamin b2 400 mg...I'm going to try the peppermint oil....I have the tea might help too...turmeric tablets 500 mg make sure it's the one with blk pepper...the headaches are annoying it's been a month and a half
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Tumeric*
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Thank girls,
Once again, i have another one today. Cant wait for the day i wake up and its gone. Ive had a mri to be safe and all was fine. Just cant stand headaches everyday as most times i font feel like doing anything and its getting me down.

How far are you joliejesuis? Ive been taking magnesium too but not really healping.
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I know the feeling...everyday all day! I cry sometimes because I can't take it...i also had a mri and everything was fine...i just bury myself in the couch and i don't want to be bothered...I'm almost 28 weeks....yea the neurologist said they take a few weeks to kick in....I wake up with the headache and it goes all day makes me stressed
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I just had this.. Well mine were put off for months as a migraine and I knew it wasn't. I was diagnosed with IIH. have them consider that a possibility - the only way to tell is a spinal tap/lumbar puncture though.
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Joliejesuis, that is exactly how i am. I also cry alot as i want it to stop, i cannot handle it sometimes And wake up with it and it stays all day again. Just like today again. Really 28 weeks? Im only 21+3 i couldnt imagine them staying around untill then :o... ive been like this since 16/17 weeks. I see a neurologist on the 29th of this month but i dont think they will be able to do much. Have you had them long? Ill keep up with the magnesium just incase.

Whats IIH soon2be5?
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Soon2be5, where abouts was you headache? Did it feel like a throbbing or pressure type feeling? Also did your scalp feel sore or tight type thing?

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Boy!!! I know headache r rough I get them to the best bet is to hold a piece of ice between ur thumb and index finger and focus on the pound for and bout a minute it will give you some control with in 3 minutes
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It's hard to explain the pain. It felt like it was everywhere... IIH is idiopathic intercranial hypertension. Mine  started around 14-15 weeks
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Ahh ok, im not in constant pain, sometimes its just an annoying and dull headache its just tiering cause it some sort of head ache everyday and some days my neck hurts with it. Aghhh. Most of my headaches are at the back of my head and top and they put it down to tension aftwr spending a week in hospital. I do get migraines in my sides and temples but not at the same time and not all the the time. Wouldnt 2 mri's pick up extra fluid around the brain or any fluid lumps?
I am only asking to try and narrow it down, if its worth asking about it.
Did some days feel awful like alot of pain and others Manageable?
And is there any treament?

Thanks for the idea im going try the ice thing :-)
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Mine wasn't considtant either and yep some days were managae and the others I wasaying in bed crying in excruciating pain. I had head scans and no. The only way to know is a spinal tap/lumbar puncture - same thing lol. I had it and right at that point they told me my pressure was elevated and after they drained my fluid it releived my pain. Not instant but it helped and I haven't had a headache since.
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Do you have any tinnitus or anything going on with your ears or eyes?
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I use a warm washclothe. Soke it in salt water n rub it all over you face n neck then make it warm again put it over your sholders n back.  It gets cold quickly so ull have to have someone do it for u. Have them massage ur sholders with the warm clothe over it. I do that for about 15mins n it usually goes away. I get headaches all the time it really is the worst. Sometimes just sitting with the shower over ur head works too. Try to breathe deep n focus on something pleasant.
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Nah i dont have anything going on with my eyes or ears. I also had them both checked to rule anything out to associate them to my headaches, these headache that come and go everyday and i dont want a headache everyday. I see my neurologist next week, i will mention it. Alot of pregnant woman experience these headaches, some are more prone to more then others tho.
I had an mri in march then a repeat 6 weeks later and there was no change in the scan at all.
Ive had them off and on since January, havnt got any worse.
But thanks for all the tips ill be sure to ask at my appointment. Havnt had to have panadole for three days so im hoping there going :-)

Cadigurl, thanks for the tip ill be sure to get my husband on the job :-) they sure are horrible arnt they ! X
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Sorry soon2be5, did you scalp feel different, like tight sometimes or sore and itchy??
And did you have any other symptoms?
:) X
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I also only weigh 60kg at 5 months pregnant X :-) thanks for answering all my questions. Sorry if i keep asking lots too.
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I'm late but I've been getting this for about a month and a half now....sometimes it makes me feel like I'm crazy or something....i wake up with them it last all day sometimes i can tolerate it and sometimes i just can't take it...it makes me feel unhappy about everything and i also have a 5 yr old so it's hard to manage...I'm trying everything i can but nothing seems to take the feeling completely away so i just take it one day at a time but I'm miserable...my nuerologist saw nothing wrong so I'm just stuck
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Weird home remedy for a migraine that really works. My Mom told me and surprisingly it worked. Take a small towel and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Tie it really tight around head so that it almost hurts. Lay down in a dark room for an hour. Seriously, I was skeptical and mine went away after that hour.
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Did it come back? Does it work for tension headaches?
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I've been having the same issue, my dr checked me over today and did some poking around my neck and shoulders and informed me that it's originating from my trap muscle on my left side of my shoulder. She told me she used to have the same problem so she went to physical therapy and after two sessions her headaches were gone. My insurance actually covers physical therapy so I would look into it If I were you.
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Joliejesuis, thats exactly where i am, ive been and had every test known to man lol, and nothing still seeing a neurologist tho. And you just described how mine are and how i feel. I just relise ive gotta live with it for now and keep trying new remedies. Allways some sort of niggling or annoying or unbarable pain.
I have two boys and 4yr old twins, my partner works shift work and my family live a few hpurs away, its currently school holidays here in sa, Australia. So i can understand the stress and coping woth it all.

Olejjm, thanks i will definitely try it.

Kelliadrian, my neck is very sore some days and really hurts, ive just started seeing a physio therapist so hopefully in a few more weeks it will be better.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one...I can't wait for it to go away...I'm going to try the vinegar hopefully that can help....something has to give
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Mine went away for good. Let me know if it works for you. It smells weird, but helped lol
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