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Severe migraines

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ty1996 · 27/07/2020 08:02


I'm only 7 weeks pregnant but suffering with the most severe migraines. They are causing me to go dizzy and black out at times and I just can't do anything on a daily because they're constantly there. Pain relief isn't helping in the slightest, I suffer with bad hypertension. I don't know whether to go to the gp or not because I know migraines are normal in early pregnancy, but I'm struggling to even stay awake with them.

Any advice or anyone had similar?

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LouiseTrees · 27/07/2020 08:09

How well hydrated are you? Like you literally need to try and drink litres of water to help out a bit. I would go to your gp though as it’s not normal they would cause you to black out.

ty1996 · 27/07/2020 08:41

I literally drink all day every day, water and flavoured water🤷🏻‍♀️ it's not completely blacked out it's like for 2 second everything just goes black then I'm back to normal after it just feel like I lose my balance abit🤷🏻‍♀️

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Oldestchild90s · 27/07/2020 08:52

Well you say they are common in pregnancy, i suffered with them badly all of my life and no word of a lie since i've been pregnant (37 weeks now) i have not had a single one... how bizarre!? I was used to having them atleast once a week before this pregnancy. I would 100% get checked out especially with the hypertension!!

HouchinBawbags · 27/07/2020 09:05

@Oldestchild90s it was the same for me. I'm 38 now and have three kids and I haven't really had many since my first pregnancy with my now teenage daughter. I got the occasional menstrual migraine a few years ago but the right pill stopped them.

OP, get in at the docs ASAP. Blacking out is scary, especially when pregnant. And careful how much you drink. You can actually drink too much water.

Chickoletta · 27/07/2020 09:05

Talk to your GP.

princessonabudget · 27/07/2020 16:43

I have been a lifetime sufferer and they have become worse during my pregnancy. I was hospitalised recently and have now been put on daily preventative medication and a pregnancy safe relief medication which seem to have helped.
Please seek advice from your GP and not suffer when there's hopefully something available to help

MinesALatte · 27/07/2020 16:57

I’ve been suffering too, I’m 12 weeks on Thursday and some days have just been in a ball in tears as they’ve been so bad. I’ve suffered all my life with migraines but normally my medication gets rid of them, sadly I can’t take my medication due to the baby!
Doctors have told me, on separate occasions to take ibuprofen, codeine and amitriptyline. All to me come with risks so I’ve just had to plough on through.
The only thing I’ve found that helps a tiny bit is paracetamol with caffeine in. I only have one a day (even though you can have 200mg of caffeine a day and a tablet has 65mg) but there’s something about the caffeine that helps!

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