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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

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. ...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?

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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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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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, 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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Migraine pain, need medicine. Tried to concieve thur, sat and sun today is tuesday. Is it safe to take imitrix or vicodin or could I b pregnant ?

This is critical: If you become pregnant, and then take Imitrex for your headaches, you have high risk of miscarriage. So, triptans are totally verboten (forbidden) during pregnancy. However, tylenol is ok, and my ob-gyn colleagues seem to be all right with vicodin. Many migraine meds are too dangerous to the fetus to risk, so my advice is to discuss fully with you obstetrician. A neurologist may also help. ...Read more

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34 1/2 weeks pregnant migraine, neasuea, for over a week two days ago rib pain and dizzy my doc said no need to come in its nothing but i disagree advice?

34 1/2 weeks pregnant migraine, neasuea, for over a week two days ago rib pain and dizzy my doc said no need to come in its nothing but i disagree advice?

If your doc won't se: See you then you may want to go to the er at the same hospital where you will be delivering, so any neurological or other problems can be ruled out if you still have all of those symptoms. ...Read more

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Was this tia? 7 mos pregnant and get random migraine auras & no pain. Was sitting & briefly one eye went out of focus and lost side vision. Lasted 10 secs

Was this tia? 7 mos pregnant and get random migraine auras & no pain. Was sitting & briefly one eye went out of focus and lost side vision. Lasted 10 secs

Ocular migraine: Fairly classic migraine event without pain. This is referred to as non-cephalgic migraine and is associated with spasm of the blood vessels to the eye and ocular region of the brain. Very common in pregnancy. Safe to use Aspirin at onset, but so brief probably not necessary. Talk with your OB to be sure no other cause is present and that Aspirin would be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine (Definition)

A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more