Tuesday, November 07, 2006

headaches no more?

Here’s a random pregnancy health/symptom update. A bit boring but I think I may have made a new discovery. During my last pregnancy I got migraine type headaches once every few weeks or so for a few months. I figured that if I took it easier this time and was even more careful about sleep and eating I could avoid most of them. Unfortunately I have been having headaches of varying degrees of severity most days for at least a month. I haven’t been able to figure out food or activity or sleep connections at all. It really sucks. I had a good week a few weeks ago and attributed it mostly to acupuncture. I had another treatment the following week and the headaches returned so I didn’t know what to think. In an attempt to wrap up this thrilling tale, I will just say that I finally may have an answer. I had been taking a folic acid supplement and I ran out of it for almost a week- the good week. It isn’t a direct connection but I think something in the supplement is a trigger for me. I stopped taking them late last week and I have had five decent days in a row, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for the previous five days. So, we’ll see how this continues. I am hopeful and will keep a closer eye on everything I consume for a while. I guess bad things can show up where you least expect them.



Blogger HeatherJ said...

Goog luck with you medical hypothesis. Don't you love how pregnancy wreacks havoc on our bodies and minds.

11/08/2006 1:06 PM  
Blogger HeatherJ said...

I meant to say "good luck", goog luck sounds like something my 2yo would say.

11/08/2006 1:07 PM  
Blogger mama without instructions said...

another good day today. i continue to be hopeful...

11/08/2006 6:33 PM  

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