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Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is there any migraine medication thats safe during early pregnancy? I have had migraines for 14-15 yrs now. Its a bit frequent these days.

Is there any migraine medication thats safe during early pregnancy? I have had migraines for 14-15 yrs now. Its a bit frequent these days.

See a neurologist: There are over the counter and prescription medications that you can take daily for migraine headache prophylaxis. Keep a log of your headaches (timing, frequency, duration, severity, location, associated symptoms) and take it to a neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more

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Can migraine be worse during pregnancy?

Can migraine be worse during pregnancy?

Yes: It's more common for headaches to improve or resolve during pregnancy, but for some, they worsen. ...Read more

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I've had a non-stop migraine during the third trimester of my pregnancy. What can I do about it?

I've had a non-stop migraine during the third trimester of my pregnancy. What can I do about it?

Migraine & pregnancy: Keeping a healthy life-style and non-pharmacological treatment options such as acupuncture can help lessen the need for prescription medications. For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get IV fluids during first tri pregnancy? Im suffering from migraine, pain making me vomit and dehydration making my migraine worse. Ok iv

Is it ok to get IV fluids during first tri pregnancy? Im suffering from migraine, pain making me vomit and dehydration making my migraine worse. Ok iv

Yes, with caution: Ordinary IV fluids, such as normal saline, are often used in pregnancy when patients become dehydrated. Make sure that your health care providers know you're pregnant, though, so they don't give you anything with the fluid that can cause problems. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?

Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?

Consider acupuncture: Hello. Although you asked about meds/ supplements - i wanted to suggest another approach to your tinnitus with migraines. Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture are safe and effective approaches for both of these problems.. Chinese scalp acupuncture has been in use for over 5, 000 years. ...Read more

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Stopped my medications due to pregnancy. Week 33 began having severe migraine pain, auras, numb hands, slurred speech, and inability to think. Advice?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated right away. This could be due to a migraine but could also be the symptoms of a stoke. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How do I cure migraine in pregnancy?

Migraines in Pregnan: 1.Avoid headache triggers after you identify them, such as certain diets or activities. 2.Daily aerobic exercises. 3.Manage stress. Be around people who lift your spirits. 3.Practice relaxation such as Yoga & imagery. 4.Eat smaller more frequent meals. 5.Drink plenty of fluids. 6.Regulate your sleep habits. 7.Ask your PCP for referral to a Biofeedback therapist. 8.Tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compresses, massage ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more