Got A Terrible Headache Overnight...

@aejey322 (1006)
Philippines
July 30, 2012 6:09am CST
I had this headache last night. I don't remember how it started but I just realized my head is like pumping from the inside. I slept early after I had put my baby to sleep. At 12am, my baby suddenly cried. I stood up to see why. I carried him and put him back to sleep. after 3 and a half hours, he cried again. I tried feeding him with milk but he resisted. I tried singing him lullaby but he cried more. guess he just don't want to hear my singing voice. lol. my husband also woke up to help me lull our baby to sleep. He now stopped crying but he didn't want to go back to sleep. He instead wanted to play. It's still wee hour in the morning but we forced ourselves to play with him. My husband tried to put the tv on and watched Disney Junior because even at 6 months, he is fond of watching together with his 2yo brother. So he was pacified. But my 2yo woke up also at 4:30am hearing and seeing his favorite show on Disney Junior. At 5am, our baby fell back asleep but our 2yo didn't. so I was awake until the sun rise up. And realized that my headache was still there. I just haven't noticed it because of my 2 sons... It's really part of being a mom...
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8 responses
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
30 Jul 12
hello there, i can remember clearly, it was October last year. i had a very bad headache. it was about a week. a weeeeeeeeeeeeek long suffering!!! i was getting sooooo worried because i thought it was something else. i was relieved by advil but then after a few hours, it is back again. i guess it was a terrible migraine. try taking advil. i hope you feel better soon. oh and yeah, when i lack sleep, i get a headache too. but the one i had last year was the worst headache i have ever had. i hope it doesn't happen again. take care
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
oohhh wow! i already complain for an overnight headache. I don't think I can hang on having it in a week!
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
yeah i wanted to get checked by a doctor but i just couldn't get out of bed anymore. it was terrible. and my family were all so worried but i kept telling them that i will be okay and that i will just take another advil. whew i am so glad it is all over. how are you feeling now?
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
feeling any better?
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
30 Jul 12
Exactly, it's part of being mom. I have such experience with my kids also. I don't have a nanny soon as my baby reached 5 or 6 months. I only keep a nanny on my first to six months after birth, then I take care of my kids alone. I know it's not easy but it's fulfillment being a mom taking care of our kids on our own. Just take care of yourself as well.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
i also like to become a fulltime mom. but with our current financial needs, it's difficult to have only one to work for us. so i have no choice but to depend on nannies... but when i'm home, i see to it that i will be the one taking care of them. it's really fulfilling to see your kids growing up with your guidance and care.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
and oh i forgot to mention also... being a working mom is more stressful because even if you didn't get enough sleep, you don't have a choice but to work the following day. but... i took a half day leave... i really just can't bear it. but my sleep was only extended to an hour. my 2yo boy is always waking me up. maybe he was wondering why i'm still sleeping at daytime. it looks strange to him. :) and the funny thing was, he was the one who fell asleep after taking a bath. He, too, didn't get enough sleep. :)
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
I remember my little son too at his early age. I almost awake all through the night and I am thankful my husband was there to take acre of him when I really can't help to fall asleep. You are right, that's part of being a mom. You are having headache maybe because you lack a sleep. Try to sleep also when both your children sleep. I wish you really can sleep. I know toddlers are hyperactive.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
Yes I am thankful that my husband is also concerned about me and our babies. He really readily assists whenever he sees me having some difficulties at night. The problem is, I am a working mom. So I never get to take a rest except on lunch breaks...
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
hi aejey..!! you are right it's part of being a mom. woke up just to fed your son even though you have an headache you will do your job as a mom. you don't have a nanny anyway? you must manage your headache perhaps you must go to clinic they can give you a specific types of medications. if it is severe headache please consult to clinic. take care of your child. ;)
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
hello chum! i actually have a nanny but they sleep in a separate room. well, there's a saying that motherhood is a tough 24-hr job - no pay, no day-off, most often unappreciated; and yet resignation is impossible! I took a half day leave after that, just to extend my sleep. Then I took some pain relievers and it did help. I already managed to report to work in the afternoon. Thanks chum.
@eagletrek2 (5177)
• Kingston, New York
30 Jul 12
Hi i have no kids or a wife yet but i do know heaace what help me is food even if im not hungery I know people who worry about there kids that they get headaches to. when they find a slution there headache go away
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
hmmm... food... that sounds a nice idea. but i prefer to take coffee to make me relax. well, i think rest will really help.
@Micmac (8484)
30 Jul 12
Oh boy, you have your hands full. I guess you can be stressed from taking care of baby at night and not catching a good nights sleep. It's wear and tear. I had to babysit for little newborn of my friend's sister and the baby cried most of the night. We didn't get much sleep. Happily it was only a one night baby sitting.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
yes. for 6 months since I had my childbirth, there are only a few nights that I had restful sleep. But it doesn't matter because it's part of my responsibilities as a mom. It's just difficult sometimes when sickness joins in...
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
30 Jul 12
I also used to have that kind of headache whenever my sleep is being disturbed abruptly for one reason or another. I am not a mom yet, but my husband is working off-shore and he's in a country that is of a different time zone than where I am now; so there are times that I will receive a message or call from him without him realizing or just merely forgetting about the time difference. Babies always look for their moms whenever they woke up; it's a given. I wish you more happy mommy moments!
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
it's really difficult to have lack of sleep. my baby is teething that is maybe why he is not comfortable with his sleep. and i am expecting to have more of this in the coming days.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
30 Jul 12
It sounds to me as if you woke up suddenly and that is what triggered it. Then being awake for most of the night, the headache remained. Drink a nice cold glass of water and eat some breakfast, then try to relax on the sofa with a fan blowing on you or cool air from outside... That should help.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
I actually already had it before I slept. But it triggered more because of lack of sleep. thank you for the tips. reading it already made me feel relaxed. :)