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thread: Pregnancy & Headaches

  1. #145
    Registered User

    Mar 2007
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    try peppermint oil and rub on your temples but DONT get it near your eyes it stings....
    you can buy peppermint sticks especially for migraines at chemists and maybe woolies too? i recommend you give that a go Tegan


  2. #146
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2004
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    You can't use peppermint in pregnancy unfortunatly.

  3. #147
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2005
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    definitely no aspirin hun as it thins your blood.

    Panadeine is OK only in very small doses and only if really necessary. Same with panadeine forte under STRICT doctor's orders.

    I found the best way to fix a headache....and it really really works:

    Get a fluffy hand towel and thoroughly wet it and then wring it out. Place it in the microwave until it is steaming and burning hot.

    Wait until you can just bear to touch it and wrap it around your neck and pull tightly. Mainly around the back of your neck.

    This will increase the blood flow up to your head and should give instant relief

    let me know how you go xxx

  4. #148
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2007
    Melbourne
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    A definite no no to aspirin, panadol is OK and panadeine and panadeine forte only under Dr's advice. I had some horrid ongoing dental work done when I was 16 weeks prg and my OB gave me a script for panadeine forte. I used panadol mainly but panadiene forte for 2 nights to get some rest.

  5. #149
    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
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    Panadol is fine
    Panadine is ok
    Panadine Forte dont use too often
    Keep away from aspirin

    Danni
    I like your tip with the wet towel

  6. #150
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    it really works alan, but its gotta be hot!!

  7. #151
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2007
    Fort St. James, British Columbia
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    I suffer from bad headaches lasting days over the counter drugs do not help

    Try a website Googling " Pain free Egoscue" The exercises do really help even doing a few has made a big difference for me.

  8. #152
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    Anyone have a suggestion for something stronger than Panadol that doesn't have Codeine in it?? I'm allergic to Codeine Danni's trick has helped, but not enough.

  9. #153
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2004
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    Not sure if its accessable to you(or if you're into this kinda thing)...

    But mixing essential oils of 3 drops of lavender and 2 drops of camomile in a base oil(like sweet almond) of about 10mil and massage it around your temples, neck and shoulders.

  10. #154
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
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    Bummer, shops closed, but I'll get those tomorrow, thanks Tegan

  11. #155
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2005
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    6,125

    has anyone tried nurofen migraine? I know it says it is safe for breastfeeding (it really works!)

  12. #156
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
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    Wouldn't it have the same ingredients as the regular nurofen that's not allowed in pregnancy though?

  13. #157
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2004
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    another suggestion is accupuncture- esp a gyno/ob one- work wonders
    if anyone want details of a melb based one- just PM me!
    odette

  14. #158
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2005
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    from the back of the "nurofen migraine" box:

    Do not take:
    * During pregnancy except with your doctors advice
    * during the last 3 months of pregnancy

    So maybe check with your doc and you should be able to take it apart frmo the last tri?

  15. #159
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
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    I found the best way to fix a headache....and it really really works:

    Get a fluffy hand towel and thoroughly wet it and then wring it out. Place it in the microwave until it is steaming and burning hot.

    Wait until you can just bear to touch it and wrap it around your neck and pull tightly. Mainly around the back of your neck.

    This will increase the blood flow up to your head and should give instant relief
    OMG Mabello I love you!! I said to Aaron last night if you were closer I'd drive over & kiss you LOL! Last night I had such a bad headache that it was making me feel nauseaus & I thought my head was going to explode. I remembered this trick & tried it again (last time I don't think it was hot enough). But OMG the relief was fantastic. My headache didn't completely go, but I was able to move my eyes without pain & could actually function again!!

    Thank you thank you.

  16. #160
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2005
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    i am so glad it helped you sarah!!

    the hotter the better-- and although it burns for a few seconds, it really works

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