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A 36-year-old female asked:

What can you take for a headache during pregnancy? im 14 weeks pregnant and have some severe headaches at night...

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
A few things: Most common reason for headache in pregnancy is dehydration, so make sure your urine is clear colored to be sure you're drinking enough. Next would be tylenol, (acetaminophen) as very safe in pregnancy. Caffeine is another idea (not at night though!), and up to 200mg in pregnancy is safe. Next would be rx from doc for vicodin or tc#3. Talk with your doctor for recommendations that would be specific to you!
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Try tylenol (acetaminophen) first. Speak with your obstetrician and make sure your blood pressure is not elevated.
Dr. Monique Ruberu
undefined 20 years experience
Often times headaches are due to dehydration... Make sure you are drinking 6-8 bottles of water a day
Sep 29, 2013
Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology 21 years experience
HA when pregnant: Some tips for migraine when pregnant: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck!

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