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A 37-year-old member asked:

can drinking caffeine trigger a migraine headache?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Possible: Caffeine has been used with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aspirin to stop headaches and is often of value. But many patients are habituated to daily coffee, and may stop their ingestion on weekends, when headaches occur due to caffeine withdrawal. Do not usually see caffeine provoking a migraine.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Many of the narcotic-based pain medications are relatively safe (e.g. Fda category b/c). Many of the anti-migraine meds (e.g. Triptans/imitrex) are in the same category as well. Most of the prophylactic (e.g. Taking something for prevention) medications (e.g. Beta blockers) are pretty safe. As always, consult with your provider before taking anything.
A member asked:

Is it normal to have headache after a head injury?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: It is normal to have a headache after a head injury. But there are several things you need to keep track of. It is not normal for your child to have several episodes of vomiting or loss of consciousness after a head injury. Other worrisome signs after a head injury include seizures, irritability, changes in vision or changes in behavior.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends on the meds: It totally depends on the medications you take to treat your migraines and the associated symptoms. Some may enter the breast milk, some may not. This would best be answered by consulting about your specific meds with your OB and your pediatric physician, maybe even your pharmacist.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I'm pregnant. Can my migraines still be treated?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: There are many meds that treat migraines. While some are not recommended during pregnancy, many others are acceptable. You need to check with you doctor to determine whether the specific meds you use will be okay, or whether you will need to use a different med during your pregnancy. Good luck with your pregnancy!
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any stronger OTC stimulants other than caffeine or ephedrine/edpheda?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not really: All of the otc stimulants are essentially the same.

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