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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Im pregnant and I've had a headache since yesterday morning, should I be worried, and what can I do to get rid of it?

Im pregnant and I've had a headache since yesterday morning, should I be worried, and what can I do to get rid of it?

Tylenol: Tylenol is acceptable in early pregnancy as headaches are very common. If you are beyond 20 weeks with a severe headache you should contact your doctor immediately so you can be evaluated for preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How to get rid of a big headache when 37 weeks pregnant?

How to get rid of a big headache when 37 weeks pregnant?

One safe: Approach is acupuncture. Let your doctor know if you have increasing edema, weight gain or the headaches is worsening and not resolving. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Adam Levy
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I'm almost 16wks pregnant and I get mild to severe headaches when I lay down for too long and hard to get rid of even when sleeping. Is this normal?

I'm almost 16wks pregnant and I get mild to severe headaches when I lay down for too long and hard to get rid of even when sleeping. Is this normal?

Migraines Possible: No, this is not normal. Please see your doctor and OB about this. If they turn out to be migraines, then there is good treatment. A MRI or CT of your head, if your doctor orders, IS safe during pregnancy. Main thing is to follow through with the doctors and get a diagnosis. No reason to suffer. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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How can I get rid of a "cluster headache" 39 weeks pregnant?

How can I get rid of a "cluster headache" 39 weeks pregnant?

Cluster ha treatment: A cluster headache is normally a unilateral, sharp sensation, around one eye, that is associated with tearing and weakness of the eyelid. Medicines tend to be avoided during pregnancy, although at 39 weeks it may be safe to consider some treatments. Sometimes oxygen-rich gas is helpful during the course of a cluster headache. http://www.neurocuro.com/cluster-headache/ ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Winkler
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How can I get rid of a cluster headache 39 weeks pregnant?

Headache: In pregnancy, eclampsia/preeclampsia must first be ruled out. Blood pressure must be checked as well as urine for the presence of protein. Magnessium sulfate will decrease BP and alleviate the headache of these entities. Opoids, acetaminophen, NSAIDS ie ibuprofen, and Triptans ie Sumatriptan can be given otherwise. Consult your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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31 weeks pregnant and can't get rid of this really bad cold. Headache, blocked nose, sore throat. What can I take to help please?

31 weeks  pregnant and can't get rid of this really bad cold. Headache, blocked nose, sore throat. What can I take to help please?

Bad cold: See your doctor for an examination and a throatculture to rule out strep throat. There is also the possibility that you have sinusitis and you may need to be on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
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What are some ways to get rid of headaches ?

What are some ways to get rid of headaches ?

See your doctor: Headaches can be tricky. I think a headache journal is an excellent idea. Most of the meds we think are good for headache are not good for headache, even the triptans, designed for migriane can excerbate migriane. The best thing to do is see a doctor who specalizes in headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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I don't take pills, is there another way to get rid of headaches?

Take a nap can help!: For the "worst headache in the world" see someone right away as that could be a serious problem. And lots of headaches or really bad ones need some evaluation. Otherwise here are some suggestions: allowing yourself to close your eyes in a quiet space can help; a botanical called feverfew has a role for migraines although evidence is less now;acupuncture;neck traction or massage;manual medicine/omt. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What to use to get rid of headaches?

What to use to get rid of headaches?

Chronic daily HA's: You need to break up pattern with preventative measures, and many choices: otc includes riboflavin, butterbur, co-q10, feverfew, magnesium. Rx such as divalproex sodium, topirimate, beta-blockers, naproxen. Botox, newer dental devices, occipital nerve blocks. Really best to see neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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