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    Default Headache for 5 days and counting..

    Is starting to wear very thin with me..

    I'm 7 wks and 4 days pregnant and had a chronic headache for the past 5 days.. Its there when I go to sleep and when I wake up.

    I took panadol for the first 3 days but did nothing.. Just wondering if you ladies had this or any tips to make it go away?? I cracked and made a GP appt for tomorrow.

    (whinge now over lol)

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    Hi Nessa - I pretty much have a headache all the time at the moment - 16 weeks today but have had it since I had a bad cold 2 weeks ago. I started out on panadol but found I had to take more than I was comfortable taking and they just don't work anyway. I have been using warm and cold compresses (wet flannels! really) as the mood strikes, having a lot of showers when I am at home, self massaging my head and trying to keep my head propped up when I 'sleep' . Thankfully I have only had 2 migraines so far which is down from my average 1 every 4 - 6 weeks.

    I have chronic back and neck problems that don't help but the Chiropractor, while helping with the sciatica, isn't helping with the headaches so much.

    Supposedly they will go away sometime in the 2nd trimester once the hormones have calmed down a bit ... so hang in there!!

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    Headaches are nasty in the early weeks.. yikes I still get the occasional nasty one.

    I drank a heap of water and did the same with the cold compress. Tried to limit light and noise aswell helped a great deal!

    I took panadol daily for weeks which I didn't really want to do but my sister (who's almost 37 weeks) had taken panadeine with codeine once or twice if she couldn't handle the really bad headaches at night time.

    Best of luck with it all!

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    I would head to my osteopath if i were you. a good ajustment (assuming u need one) would do you the world of good.

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    I had a lot of headachaes early in this pregnancy. Lots of water and lots of rest in a dark and very quiet room. I tried to keep the panadol until I realllllly needed it.

    Hopefully it will ease for you soon - it ain't no fun!

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    midwife and ob both told me to take panadeine (paracetamol + codeine) if it got really bad. i did also take mersyndol twice as i was in horrific pain and crying from headache and back pain.
    mersyndol is on the 'safe' class list (a) for pregnancy but then my ob said it wasn't the best.

    that being said, some women have to take extremely strong medications for various reasons (not to mention the ones that use illicit drugs) so i don't think the odd painkiller when you are at your wits end is going to hurt.

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    My OB prescribed Panadine for headaches too (i'm 32 weeks) i was taking only 1 at a time and trying to limit them but i get really bad when i am working sitting up and cant rest so usually take 2 to get me through the longer work days.....

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    Panadol alone didnt work at all for me during pregnancy! as Halloweendee mentioned, I used panadol and codine which I just got from the chemist and their branding called it "strong pain relief". I wouldnt take anymore than 2 a day, but everytime I took it, it got rid of the pain quickly when panadol alone didnt even make a dint on it!

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    Halloweendee: I didn't know mersyndol's were on the safe list. My GP and midwife both just told me I couldn't take anything for migraines including Mersyndol I was taking Mersyndol Forte before bub (it was that or start on the blood pressure tablets cycle to get to the really GOOD drugs - 5 blood pressure tablets a day just seemed extreme.. so I have learnt to read the migraine signs, get prepared if possible and last it out for the 3 days).

    Anyway - i was told i could possible have panadeine forte prescribed if things got really bad... haven't gone there though. Just being tough I keep telling myself labour will be so much worse!

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    Ask your doc about Panadiene. That's what I take. Before pregnancy I had different medication for migraines and so far touch wood, ive only had headaches since concieving and panadiene has worked for me. Fingers crossed for you - I know how you feel xx


 

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