Neck pain and headaches during pregnancy

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Avatar f tn Is it normal to have heasaches and migraines during pregnancy and also my eyes are super sincitive to lights if any kind as well as stay sore constantly. Im 13 weeks and its my 3rd pregnancy but with the first I had no symptoms and with the second I was only a few weeks in and miscarried so please if anyone has any answets please let me know bc it is getting unbearable. And I cant just sleep all day or lay in the dark I have a 4 year old. Thanks in advance, any answers will help.
Avatar n tn I agree with the above poster. Also could be you strained your neck and/or arm muscles, and you don't remember it, which can additionally cause headaches. When you see the neuro, after he checks you out, ask him if you could have possibly hurt your upper back somehow. In meantime, have your husband gently rub your shoulders, arms, and back for you for several days, and also apply heat to that area to loosen the muscles, see if it can't hurt.
Avatar f tn I would try the Tylenol and maybe a heating pad for your neck and headaches. I also see a chiropractor and simply by getting adjustments I have less headaches, back, and neck pain myself without having to take so many pills. It really does help a lot.
1588424 tn?1297153056 My wife is 28 week pregnant she is carrying twin, from past couple of days she is suffering from back neck pain, top of skull, headache, eye pain and some time she go to faintness for 1 min or so. the medical doctor checked her blood pressure, glucose, hemoglobin, eyes checkup and ultrasound. all the test were normal but still she has the problem. kindly give suggestion what can be the problem.
1690584 tn?1340297472 Just wondering if anyone else has bad headaches/migraines during pregnancy that was a problem before conception. I have been suffering from these headaches for over a year and every treatment option (other then needles in my head) that my neurologist comes up with, my Ob says no to. Has anyone been on Tramadol or Fiorcet during prenancy?
Avatar f tn For your headaches... put peppermint extract on your forehead, temples and back of your neck. IT has been known for ages that it increases blood flow and will decrease the pain. I use peppermint goats milk lotion and its a life saver! Cheap and worth it!!
Avatar f tn Any tips for battling headaches during pregnancy? I also have a 4 year old and can not just lay down for hours. I can not take pills, so I tend to take nothing but the headaches are unbearable lately for days on end. When I do take something, it's tylenol junior grape flavored....which make me more nauseas. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn t offer any comments regarding pain management during your pregnancy. I would think and hope that what has been prescribed to you by your OB is safe and harmless for you and baby. I do wish you a healthy and uneventful remainder of your pregnancy, and please keep us posted.
492921 tn?1321289896 hydrocodone is actually considered safe during pregnancy, but should only be taken with knowledge and direction of your OB. But it is considered safe in small, monitored doses. Just give them a call and tell them what's going on... they should have someone who can call you tonight.
Avatar f tn m not a doctor, but your hormones along with stress could be a reason for your headaches. When I get a bad one my neck and the base of my skull are so tight, sore and tender I can't bear to have those areas touched. I've used acupressure to help with headaches, so if you find pressing on a certain area relieves the pain, go for it. I use a Thera-Cane to reach pressure points on my neck and shoulders without straining.
Avatar f tn Do you have any suggestions for what I might be able to do on my own to bring some relief to the neck stiffness/pain and severe headaches that it causes until I get back to the USA again in 1-2 years?! Thanks!
Avatar f tn I had headaches all the time during my pregnancy.
Avatar f tn Mostly i try make sure im drinking enough water and that im eating frequently if i havent eaten in a while i notice the headache coming on.
Avatar f tn I am 18 weeks pregnant and suffer from Anxiety and Panic attacks. I have had consistent headaches since January 24. They have been on and off but happen every day. I take a minimum of 1 Extra Strength Tylenol practically everyday. The first time I had a long-lasting headache was when I was 10 weeks pregnant and it lasted about 6 days. My sleeping patterns are not very good, if I get 5 hours of sleep a night I am lucky. I work and spend most of the day infront of a computer.
Avatar f tn I would talk to your dr about the headaches. While not uncommon during pregnancy they can be dangerous. I had a killer migraine and had to go into the hospital; im further along in the pregnancy but they can lead to complications so have to be watched.
Avatar n tn When i rest in a tub with my head on the back of the tub and my body straight in the warm water as if i was lying straight with neck in water my neck twitches and cracks on its own i barely feel the pt when she rubs my neck in that area, the pt has helped with the rotation and lower neck muslces but me and her both feel no difference up above. My my thought maybe to get a ct to make sure nothing was in there pushin on that but i think a mri would have shown anything.
Avatar n tn Yh I get it if I sleep to much or stress out. U will get them now and then during pregnancy. I'm 20 weeks 1 day n I've had a few headaches where they won't go away. Just relax maybe sleep s Lil it should go then.
327385 tn?1378360731 I myself have severe headaches from a head injury, I broke my neck and am now a fitness trainer where I have learned that tight muscles are almost always the cause or at least contributing fators to pains and poor posture.
Avatar f tn No spinal tests done and did not hit head during accidnet--just whiplash over the steering wheel of car. Still having neck pain, headaches --not as severe--and eye pain (although no LOSS of vision like before). Been off all muscle relaxants and prednisone for 3 weeks now. I will schedule complete opth exam to rule out any underlying eye problems and do you mean physical therapy might be warranted given whiplash diagnosis and still recurring problems?
Avatar f tn Probiotics should be very safe during pregnancy, I took them myself as they help to improve your immune system and my midwife said it was no problem. It's the same stuff basically as in your breast milk anyway! As for the womans vitamin I'm not too sure, however I remember being told not to take simply a womans vitamin because it didn't have the right mix of stuff to properly benefit yourself and your could be too low in certain things, and too high in others.
Avatar f tn I have been getting a migraine every second day. My doctor had given me mersyndol forte to take when it's too much (sometimes so painful I vomit) I have to see a chiro or physio, due to the relaxin hormones the body realeases when pregnant my doc thinks I might have out my neck out.
Avatar f tn After I turned 30 years old, I have been diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. The neck pain came shortly after turning 30. It is REALLY bad for two weeks every month, which starts a day or two before I come on my cycle all the way until a week after I gop off of my cycle. What does my cycle have to do with my neck pain? Why after 30 am I hurting in my neck instead of my abdomin when I come on my cycle? What can I do to stop this pain?
Avatar f tn I have also placed a warm neck wrap on my shoulders. I have to keep my hair down during pregnancy because having my hair up makes my headaches worse.
Avatar f tn Another differential is cluster headache which presents with pain in vicinity of the eye which frequently develops during sleep and may last for several hours. Attacks occur every day for weeks, then disappear for up to a year. Medications may help provide relief. Check with your doctor or be referred to a neurologist for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I feel like my symptoms are manageable enough (most headaches, neck/back pain, and fogginess) to forgo surgery. That said, my husband and I want to try to have a baby. I'm very concerned about the toll that pregnancy may take on my body, especially since you can't take Tramadol or medicinal marijuana (I live in IL and have my card) while pregnant. Curious to hear from women who decided against surgery before pregnancy. How did you manage pain during pregnancy?
Avatar m tn precipitation of head pain by neck movement or awkward neck positions, head pain when external pressure is applied to the neck or occipital region, restricted range of motion of the neck, and neck, shoulder and arm pain. Treatment for cervicogenic headache includes physical therapy, medications, behavioral therapy, and other modalities.
Avatar f tn ) We are both very happy but i am a bit concerned. Obviously my issues cause me a great deal of pain and i have been on pain meds and muscle relaxers for over 3 yrs. Every doc i have seen thus far says i need to come off my meds....and i am very scared. I am scared of the pain i will be in for the next 7 months. I've asked to be put into an induced coma, but thats not an option either. I have already cut down my pain meds from 5 norco a day to 3.
Avatar f tn ask for a referral to a neurologist or a headache specialist if you feel like your OB is ignoring something potentially problematic...headaches are fairly common during pregnancy, but any time there's an off side effect or you feel like there may be more going on than just pregnancy migraines, you should ask to be seen by someone who specializes in headaches.