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    Chiro !!

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    I don't go to chiro, I have a problem with people cracking my neck. It really hurts & it freaks me out. Thanks though!

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    I strongly suggest anyone suffering migraines in pregnancy get it checked out.. there are a few common problems in pregnancy with a side effect being migraines.. don't let anyone tell you that it's normal or that it'll pass.. they tried that on me, I persisted and now they've found a hemorrhage in my brain.. you don't HAVE to put up with anything during pregnancy.. keep pushing if you feel strongly enough about it.. Pregnancy is hard enough without extra pain.. there's also medication you can go on that's safe in pregnancy to help prevent migraines.. I've found one that works for me and am enjoying the relief..

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    I know you said Panadol does nothing, but at least it's not harmful. You may need just regular dosing even just to take the edge off so you can function. Perhaps try 2 tablets of Panadol at the onset of the headache, and repeat 4 hrly with a Max of 8 tabs in a day. Do that at least as a baseline, and add any other treatment your doctor prescribes thereafter. Any doctors/nurses/ pharmacists here would agree that regular pain relief would be better in the situation of daily pain.
    Please also try and maximize your fluid intake. Dehydration exacerbates headache.
    Best of luck.

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    thanks a lot bunny. Did you just go to a regular GP initially? How did you make them listen to you & take you seriously? I've lost count of how many I've been to in the past & none of them will listen.

    Piyamj I wasn't sure if it was safe to take eight every day for the rest of my pregnancy. That's my main concern. I do often take two at the onset of the headache but it gets worse regardless & repeating 4hrs later does nothing.
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    Piyamj I wasn't sure if it was safe to take eight every day for the rest of my pregnancy. That's my main concern. I do often take two at the onset of the headache but it gets worse regardless & repeating 4hrs later does nothing.[/QUOTE]

    Please speak to your GP and pharmacist, but I believe unless you had an underlying liver problem, or God forbid developed a liver problem in pregnancy like pre-eclampsia, then 8 tabs paracetamol per day, spaced 4-6hrly, is fine. Perhaps try daily for a week and see if things are more bearable.
    While I know codeine can work well for headache, some people may get a rebound headache when they stop the codeine so just be cautious with that.
    I hope things improve soon.

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    I actually admitted myself to hospital when i was 4 months pregnant.. I toughed it out for the first 3 months with panadol and codeine (which my body rejected) as I'd read it was normal and just hormones.. They were still reluctant to listen.. Suggested things like panadol (did nothing), chiro and massage (which I do monthly due to previous injury), increasing my fluids (I drink 2-4 litres a day, my fluids are fine).. In the end she referred me to a specialist who specialises in Womens Health during pregnancy.. He has been wonderful.. Actually believed me, ran a heap of tests and works with me and my bodies tolerance of medication to find something that works.. I'm not 100% but I'd say I'm 80% better off than what I was!!

    Before seeing this specialist I did go to another GP who trialled a migraine preventative.. That one didn't work, but I'm on one that works now..

    Doctors are always going to be reluctant with pregnant women.. Some are afraid, most just don't understand..

    If you go to a GP and ask to try at least try a preventative and run some tests (whichever avenue you prefer) they shouldn't say no..

    I fought hard because I knew there was something wrong with me.. and I was right..

    Also the maximum dose, 8 a day of panadol, is safe while pregnant.. Any concerns should be raised with your GP though, just in case..

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    I got daily horrible headaches through my mind 2nd trim3ster in my last two pregnancies. I was told it was hormones and they would eventually stop which they did but they were hard to deal with while they lasted.

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    Go to a chiro! Helped my tension headaches so much when pregnant. Went from taking panadol all the time to not needing at all


 

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