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Severe headache, 35 weeks. Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11

I've been having this horrible horrible headache for 3 days now & today its just the worst it has ever been. I've been awake for more then an hour and its currently 4:20 AM. This headache is so bad I'm literally in tears. I have lots and lots of pressure on my neck area & the lower part of my head that radiates upward. I have already taken 4 tylenol (spaced 4 hours apart) throughout the day which hasn't done shit including for the other two past days. Laying down actually doesn't help, I thought it was those really bad types of headaches where you just have to lay down really really still and the pressure will slowly lift but laying down makes it worse, even makes me feel nauseous. My SO wants to take me to triage but I know headaches are common in pregnancy. I'm just getting really really desperate here, it hurts so bad :(



I have an OB appointment later today at 2PM which feels so far away with how shitty I feel right now, my eyes feel like they have a lot of pressure as well. Should I wait to see my OB or go to triage? Idk what to do... I dont want to go into triage but at the same time Im going crazy!

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
23rd Dec '11

im sorry mama. migraines suck. hope you feel better! i would call your doc about it tho because there are meds you can take during pregnancy.

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting Amy Westmoreland:" im sorry mama. migraines suck. hope you feel better! i would call your doc about it tho because there are meds you can take during pregnancy."


Thanks I hope so too :/ I've been having all these horrible problems throughout the pregnancy, Im so ready to have her already... Im seeing my doctor today but this headache is really killing me I dont even wanna wait. And I dont wanna take anything that isnt as safe as tylenol, I've been on too many medications this pregnancy.

♥T-D-A♥ 17 kids; Michigan 1888 posts
23rd Dec '11

I could call your doctor and let them know how severe your headaches are and how long they last asap. A bad headache like that can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which is nothing to mess with.

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting ♥T-D-A♥:" I could call your doctor and let them know how severe your headaches are and how long they last asap. A bad headache like that can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which is nothing to mess with."


But Im not having any other signs of Pre-E? No swelling or blurred vision, etc.

Jessica- Mom of 4 52 kids; Topeka, Kansas 4000 posts
23rd Dec '11

I honestly would go in to get checker out or call your doctor now. I had the same problemand ending up having pre-e. Its nothing to mess with or just wait it out

Jessica- Mom of 4 52 kids; Topeka, Kansas 4000 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting Kairi's Mama (35 Weeks):" But Im not having any other signs of Pre-E? No swelling or blurred vision, etc. "

Neither did I. I only had the severe headaches and high blood pressure

♥T-D-A♥ 17 kids; Michigan 1888 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting Kairi's Mama (35 Weeks):" But Im not having any other signs of Pre-E? No swelling or blurred vision, etc. "


I have pre-e and before I was diagnosed (through a 24hr urine) I had virtually no signs of it either. I have swelling, but I had it my entire pregnancy. It can sneak up on you and attack without warning.

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting 2 girls and 2 boys:" Neither did I. I only had the severe headaches and high blood pressure"


Like I said above, Im seeing my OB today which I will def. mention. But shit this headache is really killing me... Im so tempted to just go into triage but then I dont want to...my eyes feel like their gonna pop as well from all the pressure.

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting ♥T-D-A♥:" I have pre-e and before I was diagnosed (through a 24hr urine) I had virtually no signs of it either. ... [snip!] ... no signs of it either. I have swelling, but I had it my entire pregnancy. It can sneak up on you and attack without warning."


I hope its not pre-e :/ I dont need any more problems this pregnancy...

Pamela Valle Due March 15 (boy); 1 child; Stratford, Connecticut 10 posts
23rd Dec '11

you can see a chiropracter they do wonders for headaches

Jessica- Mom of 4 52 kids; Topeka, Kansas 4000 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting Kairi's Mama (35 Weeks):" Like I said above, Im seeing my OB today which I will def. mention. But shit this headache is really ... [snip!] ... Im so tempted to just go into triage but then I dont want to...my eyes feel like their gonna pop as well from all the pressure."

Ughh well I hope its not momma but I wouldnt keep putting it off. They gave me morphine the morning they decided to induce and it didnt work. Hopefully your doctor will figure it out.

♥T-D-A♥ 17 kids; Michigan 1888 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting Kairi's Mama (35 Weeks):" I hope its not pre-e :/ I dont need any more problems this pregnancy..."


You're so close now! Just a few more weeks and you'll be term and it will all be over. I'm due a couple days before you and I am being induced in a little over a week. I can definitely feel your pain on not needing anymore problems during your pregnancy!

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting 2 girls and 2 boys:" Ughh well I hope its not momma but I wouldnt keep putting it off. They gave me morphine the morning they decided to induce and it didnt work. Hopefully your doctor will figure it out."


Me too, I would be really upset if it was... I've had too much on my plate for this first time pregnancy UGH! Do you think I should wait to see my OB or go into triage? I would hate to look like an idiot going into triage for a headache with an appt later today, except its at 2PM, UGH.

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
23rd Dec '11
Quoting ♥T-D-A♥:" You're so close now! Just a few more weeks and you'll be term and it will all be over. I'm due a couple ... [snip!] ... being induced in a little over a week. I can definitely feel your pain on not needing anymore problems during your pregnancy!"


Tell me about it! I don't want to be induced though :( I'm already wanting to try my best to stay away from the epidural! Why are you being induced?