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    Default What to take for headache?

    Would rather not take anything but my head is banging!

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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    not sure, but i take tylenol, drink water, rest. do you think it is getting bad like a migraine? maybe try to lay down with a wet wash cloth on your forehead...if you can

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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    Along with Tylenol I will usually have some caffeine. It is one of the ingredients in Excedrin, which is my headache drug of choice when I am not pg or bfing. This article talks about it.
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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    Tylenol is safe also make sure you are well hydrated and well fed.
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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    I take advil and a cup of coffee
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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    Even when nursing, you ladies drink coffee..guess 1 cup is not bad, right?

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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    Only 1 cup?

    I wouldn't drink coffee all day. (Actually I do, but it is decaf.) But having a cup or two usually isn't a problem. Some LOs are more sensitive to it than others.
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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    Yeah, I drink a few cups...
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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    Thankfully the first trimester nausea broke my coffee habit, but post-partum when i felt like enjoying some i could drink 1-2 cups and not notice any effects on DD. When i do get a migraine, i do an ibuprofen (advil) along with a cup of something heavily caffeinated. My older brother gets terrible migraines to the point that he occasionally takes perscription meds for them, and if he's at work and can't take them, he finds a double or triple espresso shot with liquid advil gel thingys. Usually that is enough to get him through to day end, and as his job is a computer IT tech he spends a lot of it in front of a monitor.
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    Default Re: What to take for headache?

    coffee

    i drink a large one in the morning, probably equal to 3 cups. then a cup in the afternoon. no effects on lo, but sometimes my tummy gets upset.

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