What can you do for headaches in late pregnancy?

I’m currently 38 weeks pregnant and have had the worst headaches for about three weeks now, and they seem to only be getting worse. My blood pressure is a little elevated, but I have seen the doctor for it. And they suggested Tylenol p.m., but it only seems to help for about an hour. Does anybody have any at-home remedies or suggestions?

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Rubbing alcohol works if u rub it on ur temples

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Soak your feet in hot water and put something cold (ice pack, frozen veggies) on the back of your neck

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I went thru that and ended up in emergency room 3 times they gave me “migraine “ cocktail one medicine was Benadryl and that helped finally

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I started seeing a chiropractor about 6 months in until I delivered and it helped so much

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Dark room with a wet towel over your eyes. Lay down, drink lots of water. But make sure you’re communicating with your doctor, headaches can be a serious sign!

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take tylenol, that is what my doc let me do, but check

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A chiropractor is definitely a blessing the last 3 months of pregnancy, and full body massages also. Get some tention off, good luck mamma!

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I thought it was no big deal until it was and I had to be induced at just over 37 weeks. Speak up for yourself and tell them it’s not getting any better. Your far enough along that baby maybe small but still healthy.

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Tylenol and Benadryl together and drink 16oz of water with it. Then go lay down.

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I had headaches and went to the doctor. My bp was 170/100. They induced me at 36 weeks after not being able to regulate it.

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Please contact your dr and let them know Tylenol is not relieving them and ask for pre-e labs to be drawn.

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Peppermint oil! Should be mixed with a carrier oil, you can apply to base of your neck/ head and to the temple area- be careful to not get into your eyes!

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I had that with my pregnancy putting ice on the back of my neck helped me out

Cool baths in a darkish bathroom if you can … always have someone there to help

I was told only regular Tylenol when prego… I was diagnosed with preeclampsia with my last pregnancy ( had her just little over week ago at 37 weeks because of it) high blood pressure and headaches and swelling and protein in urine are signs. Good luck your almost there!

You might want to check your blood pressure and also have you talked to your doc ? I had preeclampsia and that caused me to have horrible migraines.

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Severe headaches and elevated BP is two of the main signs of preeclampsia ! That can be very dangerous for you and baby as it can lead to seizures. This happened to me and I ended up being induced 3 weeks early for mine and my babies safety. Please advocate for yourself.

Make sure you stay hydrated. Drink plenty if water and use tylenol. You could even try drinking a caffeinated beverage. Caffeine can alleviate headaches as well and, in small amounts, is safe during pregnancy.

Stay hydrated. I found out headaches can be caused by being dehydrated.