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Littleelffriend Tue 05-Jan-16 07:52:37

Hi, I'm 19 weeks pregnant and for the past week/week and a half I've been having horrendous headaches, which paracetamol isn't really helping. Any ideas as to what could be causing them?

HD18 Tue 05-Jan-16 08:02:43

I'm exactly the same! 18 weeks this Friday and have had them badly on and off for the last week or two. I read up that lack of iron can cause headaches?? I don't help myself as I keep forgetting to take my bloody pregnacare vitamins confused also are you drinking enough? I'm normally a bit rubbish with making sure I keep hydrated but have tried to make more of an effort since pregnant.

Littleelffriend Tue 05-Jan-16 08:22:59

Hi HD18. I'm not taking any vitamins, but I think I'm drinking enough? I can't face drinking any more as I'm already up to the loo between 6 and 10 times a night. I don't want to go to the doctor and waste their time if it's just part of being pregnant

Luckystar1 Tue 05-Jan-16 08:25:36

I had this with my DS. Drink a small cup of coffee. I found it helped almost instantly. And I hate coffee.

It dilates the blood vessels allowing the increased blood flow through. Hopefully it works for you.

Oh yes and drink plenty!

Littleelffriend Tue 05-Jan-16 08:50:45

Thanks Luckystar, I also hate coffee but I'm willing to try anything. I'll give it a go!

RhubarbAndMustard Tue 05-Jan-16 09:39:19

I had this with them lasting 2/3 days. I'm now 30 weeks and can't remember when the last one was so hopefully yours will go too. Take it easy, lie in a dark room if you can and drink plenty.

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