Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Migraine woes

I've suffered from migraines for the past 7 years or so of my life. It all started in college. My neurologist diagnosed me w/ a combo of migraines and tension headaches. It took over a year of trying different medications, physical therapy, massages to figure out what worked for me. My migraines would last days and weeks at a time. It was horrible. I learned to live w/ it and went about my daily routine, working (I was a teacher) through migraines. When it got really bad, I got sent home. When I got pregnant with my daughter 3 years ago, the migraines slowly started going away. I had a few bad ones in the beginning. I even remember coming home early from work one day and my hubby leaving work early to take care of me. After the first trimester, my migraines went away. I think I got a few, very mild ones towards the end of the pregnancy, but once my daughter was born, I hadn't gotten them again.

I think in the past 2 1/2 years I've gotten very few migraines, all of them tolerable. When I got pregnant this time, the migraines came back. This past week has been awful! I've been completely useless, so much pain. Even sleep is hard, I wake up crying in pain through the night... I've been taking tylenol, but it only helps me survive. I am seeing my doctor today so we'll see what he has to say.

Did anyone suffer from migraines while pregnant? I don't know what to do.

1 comment:

  1. sorry for your pain! I suffered for many years, not only while pregnant, though. I used to put my hands in very warm water (don't get burned) and try to think of the blood flowing to my hands (with the warm water, it helps). Believe it or not, the pain would get better, as the head drew the blood to my hands. sounds crazy, but these days they call it biofeedback, I think.