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19 weeks pregnant.......feeling a bit grotty with headaches and a bit woozy! looking for advice and tips...

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Piper0804 Thu 13-Aug-15 09:08:49

Hi. I am hoping that someone might be able to pass on a few tips....I am 19 weeks pregnant and I have been struggling with headaches for the last few weeks. But in the last couple of days i have been getting bad headaches and not sleeping well and also feeling a bit woozy. I have just rang a midwife but she said not too worry and just make sure that I am drinking plenty. I am not too worried but I feel like I am stuck in a vicious cycle with a lack of sleep which is making my headaches worse - I havent gone into work today and yesterday as I have a bit of a commute and I honestly don't think I could manage it at the minute. I am taking paracetamol and only really drinking water. I am eating fine.

If anyone has had similar experiences or got any tips that would be good - I just want to snap out of this!! Thank you Laura

PotteringAlong Thu 13-Aug-15 09:11:49

I still have headaches and feel a bit woozy and my children are 3 and 1...

As the midwife said, drink plenty and wait for your body to adjust how much sleep it needs.

TenForward82 Thu 13-Aug-15 09:30:59

I would ask the to check you for pre-eclampsia to be on the safe side, as those are some of the symptoms. Surprised the midwife didn't check.

jmac88 Thu 13-Aug-15 10:30:05

Or alternatively it could be low blood pressure as I have had the same. Though there's not much you can do about that either apparently!

What about trying one of those 4 head sticks or a herbal remedy?

Piper0804 Thu 13-Aug-15 16:07:18

I had my blood pressure checked about 3 weeks ago and it was fine - no other signs of preeclampsia - but I also throught that they would have wanted me in to check.

I will try the 4 head stick - dont know of any herbal remedies - will have a look online.

BeautifulBatman Thu 13-Aug-15 16:09:47

Do you know if your iron levels are ok?

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