A 32-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy? im seeing stars.
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Yes: Some women experience migraines during their pregnancy due to hormonal changes. It is ironic that some women who have migraines report that the migraines decrease or cease while they are pregnant. I also see these issues with women who are taking various forms of
birth control pills. The pills help migraines in some and worsen them in others.
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Neurology 17 years experience
Yes, unfortunately: The hormonal shifts in pregnancy commonly lead to changes in migraine, and can make headaches better or worse. While there are not many treatments available that approved for use in pregnancy, a neurologist can help you manage your symptoms until delivery, at which time they will hopefully improve.
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
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