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Valentina92
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Nov 25th, 2016, 09:38 AM   #31
 
Ok.... I've been offline here for another month. Guess I'm not really the forum type lol oops
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Dec 3rd, 2016, 07:35 AM   #32
 
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I'm sneaking in here a day early, ssh! I'm due 24th April with my second baby. I also have headaches 24/6 at the moment too & did with my last pregnancy, no fun!
Happy 14 weeks . Hopefully you will get some energy back between those headaches. Keep yourself hydrated and sugar levels in balance if you can. Don't be afraid to take a paracetamol if you need to. x
Happy 2nd trimester ladies. I'm 21 weeks now and expecting a girl! I see many of you have had the dreaded headaches. For 4 weeks I had non-stop headaches day and night to the point it was affecting my vision. I am a nurse and in the middle of completing my degree in prescribing so have been studying pharmacology closely. Surprisingly paracetamol is still a drug that is not well understood and clinical trials are not performed on pregnant women for ethical reasons. Due to this lack of evidence I have avoided taking paracetamol. I did however find that a small amount of caffeine seems to help when I have a headache. Before being pregnant I didn't drink caffeine at all but now find a cup of caffeine tea seems to ease the feeling of pressure. I wonder if anyone else has found this helpful?
 
 
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Dec 3rd, 2016, 07:48 AM   #33
 
I got told that if you suffer migraine's caffeine helps if you suffer headaches caffeine makes it worse! It's an interesting little discovery that's proven very helpful since finding out!
 
 

 
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Dec 3rd, 2016, 08:06 AM   #34
 
Apparently in pregnancy, you retain more fluid behind the eyes and it's this pressure that causes the headaches, so I suppose it is that similar reaction to pressure that causes migraine as you've suggested.
I guess the caffeine just helps to offload a little of the fluid. I wouldn't go mad though... I try and have a maximum of 1 cup of tea a day. It's a lot of pressure to put on a developing heart.
 
 
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Dec 3rd, 2016, 08:19 AM   #35
 
To be honest it's the thing that's annoyed me the most any hint of caffeine makes me feel so ill I can't touch the stuff. I stand around sniffing coffee lol but I can't let it go past my lips lol.
 
 

 
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Dec 3rd, 2016, 08:41 AM   #36
 
Oh dear, that's rubbish but I guess your body just knows what's good for it. It has me running to the loo but it's worth it for half a day without the headache. Are you having nausea in general or just certain triggers?
 
 
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Dec 3rd, 2016, 12:17 PM   #37
 
I had hyperemesis for the first 3 months. Its getting much better now but i still have off days.
 
 

 
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Dec 6th, 2016, 14:49 PM   #38
 
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Happy 2nd trimester ladies. I'm 21 weeks now and expecting a girl! I see many of you have had the dreaded headaches. For 4 weeks I had non-stop headaches day and night to the point it was affecting my vision. I am a nurse and in the middle of completing my degree in prescribing so have been studying pharmacology closely. Surprisingly paracetamol is still a drug that is not well understood and clinical trials are not performed on pregnant women for ethical reasons. Due to this lack of evidence I have avoided taking paracetamol. I did however find that a small amount of caffeine seems to help when I have a headache. Before being pregnant I didn't drink caffeine at all but now find a cup of caffeine tea seems to ease the feeling of pressure. I wonder if anyone else has found this helpful?
Congratulations - another April girlie!

Oh my days, I'm glad we have someone here in the know. I find all sorts of things come up like that about drugs in pregnancy and when breastfeeding - you're led to believe something is safe but when you look into it there haven't been any sufficient studies to support the definitive advice and our health professionals are supposed to be following evidence based practice pffft!

When I developed PND with my first I found that while the midwives were saying certain antidepressants were safe, the only studies that had been carried out were old, with relatively small test pools, and there had been no long term studies on the behavioral outcomes in infants. This was therefore a factor in my decision to switch to formula. That's not to say anyone who continues to breast feed while taking for example Sertaline is doing anything wrong, just that it annoyed me that the risks and benefits weren't explained to me fully and I had to search for information myself.
 
 

 
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Dec 6th, 2016, 15:00 PM   #39
 
I should post to say hello Tri 2 ladies! I've been offline while moving house which has been interesting with a toddler in tow and a growing bump. I hope you are all well.

I'm feeling 100% better now and just have days of tiredness here and there (22+4). The headaches seem to be at bay, either because things have settled down or because now I can enjoy the odd tea or coffee without feeling bleugh. My hair seems to be looking better these days too.

How are you feeling and how are your bumps developing? Mine is coming along ok but I'd like it to be a bit more taught so it looks less like I've been at the mince pies already! I tend to get heartburn on an evening now which I suspect will just get worse as we had towards due date.

I feel a lot more movement but as the placenta is anterior for me, there's nothing visible or can be felt on the outside. My little girl is all over me and keeps bringing me her toys for "her baby" and she seems to have got used to the idea that he is a he! I was totally expecting a girl so it was a surprised when we could see balls and a willy on the scan - now we've settled on a name I feel I'm starting to bond with the little fella.
 
 

 
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Dec 6th, 2016, 15:05 PM   #40
 
PS if any of you ladies are not on the FB group and would like to be - PM me x
 
 

 
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Dec 19th, 2016, 11:14 AM   #41
 
Hi everyone, haven't been online in a while!

I'm on my last day of work before Christmas and I finish at lunch time so just pottering really

Movements are getting stronger and my bump is very much there now!

I am an emotional wreck though! My car wouldn't start the other morning and I SOBBED like a mad woman, then I was at my work xmas do on Saturday night and this random woman in the toilets told me I look huge and asked me if I'm having a big baby (so rude), which didn't bother me at the time but yesterday I just couldn't stop thinking about it and was crying on and off all day.

*sigh*

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Dec 27th, 2016, 17:33 PM   #42
 
New to here...

I am 25/26 weeks along and due 3 April with my third...

This will be my husband's second one, as we have a 10 month old daughter (Feb 2016) and I have a 5 year old son from my ex.

I've have also got quite a bump now too...
 
 
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Dec 27th, 2016, 17:51 PM   #43
 
welcome melsbells

I have quite a bump too - its a really high bump too! everyone says it's just poppped out of no where lol
 
 

 
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Jan 4th, 2017, 16:20 PM   #44
 
Hello all, Ive been very quiet and offline for a while. I am now 24 weeks pregnant and its really starting to get real - My bump has just gone massive in the last week or so and I still have three and half months to go! Ive started to feel little bubba now as well, more kicking and swooshing going on which is good. Had a sexing scan and 4D scan (Which was amazing) and I am confirmed as having a little girl.
I have had horrendous headaches since about 13 weeks and my Midwife told me to take dissoluble paracetamol, coffee tends to make me feel sickly. Ive been very lucky with sickness generally and not had any!! My ligaments are also tweaking a bit now. I know this is a bit of a TMI situation but is anyone else's wee smelling really potent...? Mine is quite bad!!
 
 
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Jan 7th, 2017, 15:43 PM   #45
 
Hi girls, I don't know if anyone updates these threads anymore as I know you were all on the Facebook group, hope some of you remember me I was originally here with you, I just wanted to pop in to say hi and tell you all I managed to get my bfp on New Years Day, due in September. Hope you are all doing well xxx
 
 

 
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