View Full Version : Persistant Headaches... something bad?
I'm 21wks and i've been having headaches now for the past week! Pretty much from when i get up in the morning to when i go to bed. Pressure in my head & the occasional sharp pain in my left temple. I've been to the chiro twice because I thought it might be my neck (which he did say was bad.. & it does feel a bit stiff), but i'm still having them!
Other than the headaches i'm feeling pretty good. Slight swelling in my hand & feet but not too bad. I've had great blood pressure at every check up i've had so i'm hoping it's nothing like pre-eclampsia. I hope i'm just being paranoid!
I'm on holidays at my parents until Tuesday & fly home. I've made an appointment with my gp for that afternoon, & I have my midwife app on Wednesday afternoon. Would this be too late?
I'm starting to get worried! And it's really starting to get me down. I can feel bub kicking so I guess he's not too affected.
Anyone been through this kind of thing or have any ideas?? I'd really appreciate it!
I think your doing the right thing going to the doc. Headaches can be caused for a few reasons.
· Could be dehydrated
· Something to do with your hormones in pregnancy
· Or the signs of PE
I suffered with them bad around the same time too. As I had a history of PE it was keep a close eye on. I'm almost 34 weeks and they settled down around 25 weeks… my doc put it down to my hormones and tiredness…
I found taking some panadol helped…. And warm tea or herbal tea helps. I felt like I was taking so much panadol…..
I hope you’re feeling better soon; I know the feeling of persistent headaches….;)
I was getting them for a few weeks too and my doctor said this was normal and to take panadol :)but to keep an eye on my temp to make sure I wasn't getting any temps because bubs wouldn't like it:yes:
Hope they go away for you soon;)
If there is somewhere you can go to get your BP checked, i'd do that just to be careful. PE can arrive very suddenly in some cases, so if you can it might just be worth a qucick check. But as already said, they can be caused by heaps of things, not just PE, so try not to worry too much. If you are away from home at the moment, that maybe causing you a bit of stress, and your diet/water intake may not be the same as at home, so your body may just be reacting to all the changes.
i had constant headaches for a few weeks but after keeping my water intake high and panadol to get rid of the pain they have stopped- make sure your drinking enough
Thanks girls. I've been conscious of staying hydrated & even guzzled some hydralite today. Made me more nausious than anything :(
Do you think if I just popped into the local hospital tomorrow they'd just check my blood pressure? Apparently the doctor in town is useless & you have to wait a long time for an appointment.
im sure if you told them you were worried and you just wanted ur bp checked they would be fine to do it
yes i think you should.
one of the signs of pe is swollen feet.
i would definately go.
it's better to be safe then sorry.:)
yeah i totally agree - your better of being sure that nothing serious is wrong !
I had a headache for pretty much 9 months some day it was worst then others, I was alway checking with the mid wifes about it but she nothing worked.
Hope it go's away soon for you:hugs:
Get your eyes checked also
I had rotten headaches when preg with DS#1
after finding out that pregnancy can affect your eyes I had them tested and discovered that I had developed a stigmatism, had to wear glasses and no more headaches... it went away after DS was born...
worth a check
Some chemists check blood pressure too. Not all of them tho but its worth checking out.
I always have headaches & sore neck from having my neck injured (whiplash a few years ago). Most times after seeing physio my neck/head pain would initially be worse and then start to feel better after that. Possibly ask a Dr or chemist about it too, they might advise something to help.
I would probably go to a Dr if I were u just in case and to put ur mind at ease.
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