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    Default Headaches but normal blood pressure

    Hey guys - are headaches a normal symptom in the second trimester?

    I keep getting this awful headaches lately.

    I had my blood pressure taken a couple of days ago and it was completely normal. Google just goes straight to preeclampsia when I type in the symptom but given my good BP I don’t think it’s that

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    Your muscles are much more relaxed when you’re pregnant. Could it be your neck giving you headaches if you’re otherwise in good health?

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    Urgh yes I had terrible headaches when pregnant

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    i had shocking headaches esp in the second trimester. bp was consistently normal. in fact my ob commented i have the most consistent bp of any of her ladies!

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    I think headaches are just part and parcel of life tbh, BUT you can have pre eclampsia without high blood pressure. Tell your care provider and get your urine +/- bloods checked to rule it out.

    Try going for a massage or acupuncture to help. I find the beauty parlour pregnancy massages useless, you want to go somewhere decent. My acupuncturist with DD gave amazing massages and he had a massage therapist that worked with him as well who was amazing!

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    Thanks everyone, sounds like it can be normal.

    But I didn’t know you could have preeclampsia with normal blood pressure, so I’ll ask my OB about it

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    Hi @Beary, I’ve also had some shocking ‘all-day’ headaches starting from around 17w. My blood pressure has been consistently on the lower side of normal. My OB wasn’t concerned and said headaches can be normal.

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