how to get rid of headaches while pregnant

I get severe and frequent tension headaches.im 12 weeks pregnant. Should i be concerned?

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not unusual


Almost certain that your headaches do NOT represent tumors, blood clots, or stroke risks, and will likely depart over next few weeks as you enter the second trimester of pregnancy. Chances are that these are of migraine origin, but can handle this after labor and delivery if headaches recur.
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Im 10 weeks pregnant what can i take for tension headaches?? aleve helps alot but i cant take that right now

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Dr. Praveen K. Mambalam
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Headaches/Pregnancy


Have you discussed with your obstetrician? Headaches may be associated or exacerbated with pregnancy. For tension HA you can try tyelenol. However, given pregnancy I would recommend injections such as trigger points for muscular pain or massage therapy prior. It may be beneficial to also try acupuncture.
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I'm having brwn blood /pain on the lower rght side/tension headaches. I had a baby/tubal/sm intestin tear on 9/26/12. Could I be pregnant in my tubes?

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Complicated Answer


Chances are if you already had a tubal pregnancy, the scar tissue from that event (even if non surgical) might preclude a second pregnancy in the same fallopian tube. But that still mean you MUST be evaluated with not just a uring HCG test but a serum HCG and probably an ultrasound of your right side. Chronic appendicitis can also create these symptoms. Please go see your primary MD or your Ob/Gyn
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Should I be worried if my child gets stomach or head aches before or at school frequently?

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I am 5.5 weeks pregnant and I want to know if I can continue taking a supplemental dose of Magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.

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Certainly


Congratulations! Magnesium is an essential nutrient and is especially important during pregnancy, where it can prevent high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) and other complications. It is completely safe to take during pregnancy. I imagine you are already taking a prenatal with folic acid. Biotin and DHA are other beneficial nutrients during pregnancy.
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What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

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Depends


Generally, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe. You should, however, consult with your obstetrician before taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during pregnancy. It is best to avoid medications, if possible, during pregnancy and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of these medications when deciding. Massage and heat may be better for muscle tension headaches.
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Headaches & Migraine

Do's And Don'ts

Drinking at least 5 cups of water daily can prevent dehydration which can trigger headaches.

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Is there an OTC muscle relaxer that is safe to take everyday at half dose or less to help prevent tension headaches? I get them at least once a week.

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Tension headaches


Respond well to myofascial release PT , progressive relaxation (meditation) technique, acupuncture and Botox injection.
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what's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

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Ibuprofen


Ibuprofen
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What is the best medicine treatment for chronic tension headaches?

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Dr. William Singer
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Reduce the stress


Medication without life style changes is not a first approach. The most important thing you can do is reduce the stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach. Exercise is an important tool as is eating a balanced diet and avoiding as much caffeine as possible and getting an appropriate amount of sleep. If these approaches do not help, speak to yoiur physician about medication.
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How to prevent neck tension headaches induced by stress while in school?

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Dr. Diane M. Minich
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Stetches


proper posture, ice and or heat to the neck, relaxation techniques. Aerobic exercise for at least 15-20 minutes a day stimulates natural endorphins which also help.
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Are there things I can do to prevent tension headaches and neck aches?

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Lifestyle changes?


IF the diagnosis is correct changes in your life style and if necessary medications can help
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