Pregnancy can cause all sorts of changes to the body and comes with all sorts of limitations as to what you can and can't do anymore. For some women it can cause hair loss, or unwanted but luxurious mustaches. It can cause long-dormant viral infections to suddenly flare up again or change your skin's tone and texture. It can cause cravings for massive Italian subs - which you can't eat because you're not supposed to eat sliced deli meat. Sushi? Same. One of the most common pregnancy issues, though, is really bad headaches that pregnancy-safe medications often can't touch.
I love being pregnant. I like it more than not being pregnant. But the headaches, my god the headaches. Someone...please help. Don’t say water. Or Tylenol. Or iron. Or magnesium. I need witchcraft— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 19, 2017
Sometimes chicken tenders and mashed potatoes help my headaches. I am very serious about this.— Rachel Molenda (@rachelmolenda) December 19, 2017
ps peppermint is great for headaches but can sometimes decrease milk supply so not one id recommend for someone pregnant/nursing. I’d suggest frankincense that has been tested by GCMS, isotopic testing, Optical rotation analysis, etc. to ensure purity.— Aubrei K Jones (@AubreiJones) December 19, 2017
A headache cure from 1558: "The yolke of an egge, mingled with rose water, bran, & womans milk..." (Bonus: This will also drive unhealthy humours out of the body). More lovely Shakespearean remedies here: https://t.co/1fN91YBFGB pic.twitter.com/KMiS0o9fZD— Shakespeare Magazine (@UKShakespeare) December 19, 2017
Find a good chiropractor who does acupressure on your scalp. Saved me.— Ann Paulson (@paulson_ann) December 19, 2017
It’s because Mercury is in retrograde it will get better on Dec 23— Youngweon Lee (@youngweonlee) December 19, 2017
So here's what we've learned so far: to get rid of headaches one must have sex with John Legend while having your temples massaged in peppermint oil and frankincense harvested by aliens, eating chicken tenders and mashed potatoes, rubbing quartz on your belly, and being covered in rice. There is a slight risk of dragons, though.
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