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I am 12 weeks and headaches are hitting me bad.. doctor toldme i can take regular strength tylenol but it isnt cutting them.. anyone know any safe natural ways to help?

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Asked by datgurlmeggy at 5:18 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Make sure your drinking enough water especially in this heat.

    Answer by Cochise at 5:19 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Massage therapy and chiropractic visits! It's also a good idea to add stretching exercises to your daily routine.

    Answer by Erin814 at 5:19 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Take the tylenol along with some caffeine, it makes a big difference. Tylenol doesn't work on it's own.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Dr told me I could have a cup of coffee. That helps when I'm hydrated but can't get that headache to go away.

    Answer by Vero0724 at 5:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • do not eat or drink anything with artificial food dyes or artifical flavors and no perservatives

    hope you are so you can releave head by stopping

    ice paks work, but do not take away just relieve

    hope you feel better

    Answer by fiatpax at 5:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Caffeine should not be recommended during pregnancy at all, IMO.

    Answer by Erin814 at 5:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • try mint tea or a bit of mint oil deluded and applied to your temples. (Use pressure points)

    Answer by Kirs at 5:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • i heard chamomile tea helps. but they're still killing me and hitting me bad too. cant wait til i have this kid!!

    Answer by fefe87 at 5:24 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I had the same issues, around your stage of pregnancy, tylenol just wasn't cutting it. I had never had migranes and I got them during the pregnancy with my LO, had to end up having the doc prescibe me something safe to take. I think they went away around the 20 week mark, sorry momma!

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 5:25 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Ask your doctor about the different strengths of Tylenol and how strong you can go without threatening your baby's health. The small amount of caffeine your doctor is recommending can work with the Tylenol to ease. Also, if it's happening a lot, your doctor might prescribe Tylenol with codeine, as my doctor did for my migraines while I was pregnant. Honestly, it didn't relieve the migraine completely, but knocked me out so I could sleep until it had passed. If you don't want to use the stronger medicines, then I'd suggest looking into accupressure type massages, where they should know how to use some pressure points to help your head. Hopefully this is a phase that will pass as your pregnancy continues. Feel better! :o)

    Answer by debbymichelle at 5:29 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

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