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December 12th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Does anyone else take it or do you take just the regular? I'm super paranoid and really try to avoid taking anything but my headaches have been bad this week. I've been taking 2 Extra Strength Tylenol, maybe once a day for 3 days in a row.

I called the hospital after hours line, they told me it was ok, I have asked two of the Dr.'s I see and they've both said yes. One told me to drink a caffinated drink with 2 extra strength and it would help.

I'm still freaking out about the extra strength for whatever reason LOL I may just go buy a bottle of regular strength so I can stop worrying.

I was just curious if anyone else was taking the extra strength?
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December 12th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Yes, if I have to take Tylenol, I will take the extra strength. It's fine Don't stress about it! You need relief for your headache. The caffeine is also a good suggestion. I've had to do that when I get migraines while pregnant. Two ES tylenol and some caffeine and I feel much better. Hope it does the trick for you, too!
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December 12th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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Yes, totally fine. I have not had to take any this pregnancy but previous pregnancies I have.
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December 12th, 2013, 07:25 AM
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I took some the other day, extra strength. It's on my list of OK meds.

Hopefully it helps you better than it did me!
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December 12th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Yes it should be fine! Early on in this pregnancy, at maybe 5-7weeks I got a horrible migrane. Classic migrane, change in vision, vomitting, and a pounding head"ache" ( migrane). I was so worried, and I NEVER take any meds unless 100% necessary... took tylenol extra stregnth and tylenol pm and I was out like a light, thank god for it! And baby is fine I had 3 doses that night/ morning. (12-16 hr span)
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December 12th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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I told my doc at yesterday's appointment that the headaches were so bad I was convinced they were signs of sinus infection. She said, "Nope! You're the very definition of hormonal and you don't need antibiotics. You need 2 tylenol with a glass of Coke and good night's sleep". She also said that people that suffer migraines have a special med that she would NOT give me because i was pregnant.

She did give me two scripts, one for nausea which makes you sleepy and one sleeping pill, not to be used together. BUT, I don't like the idea of being medicated when I'm the only adult in the house and DH leaves for work between 4and 5 am. More often than not, when he leaves, DS hears him resetting the alarm and wakes up and sometimes he's really wide awake and can't go back to sleep. He usually climbs into bed with me.

I always wake up with him so I'm not keep on a 5 year old having free reign in the house while I'm under the influence of meds. This is the same logic and reasoning that I didn't take the pain meds and the drug to induce the m/c when DH was in CA for his dad's surgery and I was solo with DS for the week.

I told my mom this morning, I won't even fill the scripts. I will just take the ES Tylenol with a glass of Coke and turn the lights out for a few minutes to see if that helps.
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December 12th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Thanks everyone, I feel much better LOL I second guess things, I go back in my mind and I think "I KNOW I specifically asked the Dr. about EXTRA STRENGTH" and then think, well maybe i didn't mention the extra strength part of it.

I am sick with a headache now, going to take a couple ES Tyelonol and get a soda and hopefully I'll feel better and can actually spend a little time with my daughter after work before bedtime tonight LOL
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December 12th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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I'm so funny. I don't worry at all about food during pregnancy, but I get all panicky and hate to take almost any medicine.

That said, I've always heard it to be safe
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December 12th, 2013, 12:29 PM
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I just have to get around to buying some tylenol...it's not the painkiller of choice in my household (or my work apparently), all advil!

I keep thinking I'll go buy some so when the next headache kicks in I'll have some on hand...but then *almost* deliberately bypass the pain killer aisle at the drug store...I figure if I can make it home then a relaxing warm bath with a cool cloth on my forehead/over my eyes and the lights out will take care of everything. Ofcourse, I do not have children at home yet so I am sure if I did I would be loading up on every Tylenol strength out there!
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December 12th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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I take it when needed....caffeine helps too...I had a spinal headache (thought I was going D.I.E) and they gave me a caffeine I.V.....who knew those existed?!
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