What Does A Preeclampsia Headache Feel Like?

What kind of headache do you get with preeclampsia?

Headaches From Preeclampsia/Eclampsia

Preeclampsia causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine.

Unlike migraines though, a preeclampsia-related headache may be associated with other worrisome features like blurry or double vision and abdominal pain.

What does a pregnancy headache feel like?

Migraine headaches are a common type of headache in pregnancy. These painful, throbbing headaches are usually felt on one side of the head and result from expansion of the blood vessels in the brain. The misery is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.

What were your first signs of preeclampsia?

Signs of Preeclampsia

  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Lower back pain related to impaired liver function.
  • Changes in vision, usually in the form of flashing lights or inability to tolerate bright light.
  • Sudden weight gain of more than 4 pounds in a week.
  • Protein in the urine (proteinuria).
  • Shortness of breath.

What does a high blood pressure headache feel like in pregnancy?

Preeclampsia (also known as toxemia) usually occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Symptoms can include headaches, high blood pressure, blurred vision, and abdominal pain. High blood pressure proved to be the most obvious symptom of secondary headaches in pregnant women.