April 23, 2012

I've had enough!

Enough of these fricken headaches!  Sorry to be a complainer, but I'm just fed up with having a horrible headache every single day.  Last night before I went to bed it was so bad all I could do was cry, which obviously did not help.  I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and remember my head pounding so hard and feeling really dizzy and the next thing I knew I woke up on the floor going from the bathroom back into the bedroom.  Tyler woke up and I was on the floor.  He said he's not sure if me falling woke him up or what.  But anyway, I've had enough!

As a little background information, I suffer from headaches and migraines normally and have since college.  I've been on two different daily prescriptions for them, but both had side effects that I wasn't willing to deal with.  I've done daily journals where I wrote everything I ate and drank down trying to figure out if there were any triggers.  While I was pregnant with Kyla though, I did not have headaches at all.  It was so nice!

The only thing my doctor wants me to take for them is Tylenol Regular Strength, which sometimes helps and sometimes does nothing.  And I hate taking anything while I'm pregnant.  I just want to do anything and everything to keep my baby healthy.  But in order to take care of Kyla and function every day, I often have to cave in and take it.

My doctor said it's very common to have headaches like this in the first half of pregnancies, but that they should start getting better.  He told me that two weeks ago at my 20 week appointment.  He said if they don't get better, acupuncture is one option.  I think at this point, I might give it a try.

Has anyone out there done acupuncture?  I know absolutely nothing about it so I definitely need to do some research first.  But I thought I'd ask your advice too.  Thanks in advance and again, sorry for the downer post.  But it is my blog so I guess I can do what I want with it, right?  Haha.


  1. I have heard that acupuncture works! I think they do acupuncture at Massage Works in Belmont. Bring Kyla to Darlington and we will take care of her while you go to Belmont!!!

  2. Sorry to hear you are having such a bad time :(

    When my doctor first recommended it - I thought no way, but I was tired of pain and got to the I-will-try-anything point. Now I am a real believer.
    I have been going to acupuncture pretty regularly for almost two years now,miss it when I don't go for a while. If you have any specific questions, let me know.

  3. I've never done it, but the people I know who have swear by it!

    I just don't understand things like acupuncture and chiropractors, etc....so I'm scared to try them. But if I was in your situation I think I'd be desperate enough to give it a shot! My main concern with them is that I think you need to keep going....and I always question something like that where you just have to go indefinitely and shell out money. Does your insurance cover it?

    Good luck!! More than halfway to the end and then you'll have a crying baby to give you headaches ;-)

  4. Oh, Amy this post just made me cry. I feel so bad for you. Wish I could help. I will pray for your headaches to go away, in fact I just did. God is a miracle maker and I am thanking him in advance. Plus miracles are free.