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Headaches in first trimester

(14 Posts)
seeyouinthetreehouse Sat 12-Mar-16 22:04:00

I'm 11 weeks and for the past 2 months I've had headaches almost constantly. Never really had them before now. Not with my first pregnancy either. They seem to be made worse by sunlight and driving etc, does this sound at all normal? Starting to worry that it's not even pregnancy related. Had to take paracetamol this evening as I was in so much pain.

Summerdaydreams1 Sat 12-Mar-16 22:20:21

I experienced really bad headaches with my first 2dc. They were similar to what you describe but eased off around the beginning of second trimester. I used to get in from work and go to bed they were so bad. I was told it was to do with increased blood flow to placenta. And a common pregnancy symptom. Hope you feel better soon

magpie17 Sat 12-Mar-16 23:40:13

I had terrible headaches in the first trimester, they were constant and quite painful. Totally went went away in the 2nd trimester but I think headaches are quite common, my MW said it was to do with hormones. Hopefully it will pass soon for you.

Julieb85 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:56:40

I'm defo with you in that. I found this amazing stuff from's like a peppermint stress lotion. A few dots on your temples and behind you neck and it works absolute wonders!

Nahma Sun 13-Mar-16 21:26:23

I'm with you on the headaches. 7 weeks and been having them regularly (never suffered with them before unless I was hungover)!

I'm 5 weeks and have spent the last week or so feeling hungover despite not having drink for weeks. I don't remember them being this bad last time but I did get some nasty migraines with my DD. Pregnancy is beautiful!

eurochick Mon 14-Mar-16 07:14:16

I had them too. I found acupuncture helped.

sophied1983 Mon 14-Mar-16 07:40:11

Yes! I have definitely been suffering too!

Also been getting what I can only assume are migraines where my vision goes blurry and I can't concentrate on anything.

Definitely sensitive to lights - always have to get hubby to turn off the main light in our lounge and stick to lamps as it makes my head hurt.

Castafioresbijoux Mon 14-Mar-16 08:42:13

This pregnancy and last, it has not been nausea/exhaustion or anything else as such, but headaches and migraines. It's constant, gets better/worse and I cannot see a pattern. First pregnancy it stopped around 18 weeks. If it's the same with this pregnancy I have a few weeks to go. Sorry no words to help, but wanted to say it's normal

skankingpiglet Mon 14-Mar-16 09:08:40

I didn't have a problem with headaches in my first pregnancy, but the ones I got in the first tri this time were something else! They really took me by surprise. Paracetamol wouldn't touch them which is unusual as they are something I rarely take anyway, so normally when I do the effect is marked. I just needed stillness and quietness when they hit which was impossible with a toddler. They had mostly stopped by 16wks but I still get the odd one now at 25wks.

seeyouinthetreehouse Mon 14-Mar-16 19:11:06

Was going to say 'glad it's not just me' but I don't mean that! It's really horrible, and is making it much harder than I found my last pregnancy. Definitely similar to migraines (had a couple when younger) in that I find being totally still in the dark helps- not great when you need to be working/ looking after dc! Part of me was wondering if this baby will be a boy as I feel so totally different to last time (girl), but mainly trying to make excuses for feeling so grotty!

seeyouinthetreehouse Mon 14-Mar-16 19:11:24

Sorry to hear others are struggling too. I feel your pain!!

mascaraisamust Mon 14-Mar-16 20:08:55

I had horrid headaches up to 14 weeks. I also never suffered with them. Tips: lots of water, 4head rub on, sleep, food (bizarrely when I ate they seemed to lift) and something cold to put on your head!

Potkettleblack2 Mon 14-Mar-16 20:29:49

I had the same problem for the 1st trimester and they are coming and going a bit since (28 weeks now). I have low blood pressure and wondered if it had something to do with that-but I've no idea really. I hope they pass for you soon

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