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What can I take for migraines during pregnancy? I am around 6 weeks.

What can I take for migraines during pregnancy? I am around 6 weeks.

Acetominophen: Assuming you have been worked up for your migraines in the past and your headaches are true migraines and you are using dietary restriction of foods that may trigger migraines; then acetominophen is your best option at 6 weeks. Once you are beyond 10 weeks then there may some other prescription meds that you may use. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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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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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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How do I cure migraine in pregnancy?

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

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Can pregnancy bring on complicated migraines in somebody with no migraine history? Will they go away after pregnancy?

Can pregnancy bring on complicated migraines in somebody with no migraine history? Will they go away after pregnancy?

Yes x2.: The hormonal extremes of pregnancy can trigger migraines in someone without prior history and those should resolve after 6 weeks postpartum, as a general rule. Of course, any headache that has associated neurological deficit(s) has to be evaluated asap by a neurologist and/or mfm to exclude stroke, preeclampsia, pseudotumor cerebri, other severe pathologies. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (+/- codeine) and Reglan help! ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent a migraine attack in pregnancy Or if u get an attack what can be done?

What can be done to prevent a migraine attack in pregnancy Or if u get an attack what can be done?

See OBGYN specialist: There are seven medications (e.g. triptans) that are better for treating migraine in pregnancy. However, no drug, including over-the-counter medication, should ever be prescribed without consulting the patient's obstetrician. See OBGYN specialist for migraine management. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy?

Is it common to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes: 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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy? Im seeing stars.

Is it possible to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy? Im seeing stars.

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non stop migraine in third trimester of pregnancy?

Can you tell me about non stop migraine in third trimester of pregnancy?

Comments: Usually, these bad headaches start to remit close to labor and delivery, but typically do NOT represent organic brain pathology, and do respond to breathing 100% oxygen as needed. Not a good idea to use triptans, ergot amines or usual migraine agents until your baby is born. ...Read more

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When I go to the bathroom; I got a very bad migraine that has been lasting for 4 hours now, and my pee is cloudy. Is this a pregnancy symptom?

When I go to the bathroom; I got a very bad migraine that has been lasting for 4 hours now, and my pee is cloudy. Is this a pregnancy symptom?

Infection: No. It is a sign of infection or illness. It is not in any way a sign of early pregnancy. It also is not in any way a sign that you are not pregnant. Go get the infection treated. ...Read more

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Iam 10 wks pregnant.I feel heart rapid beating. Is it normal in this early stage of pregnancy? I have migraine the attacks are happening more.what do?

Iam 10 wks pregnant.I feel heart rapid beating. Is it normal in this early stage of pregnancy?
I have migraine the attacks are happening more.what do?

Prenatal care: It is important to find a doctor in whom you trust so that you can establish prenatal care to make sure all is normal. They can check your heart rate and determine if everything is ok. They can also guide you through a headache evaluation to determine if it is truly a migraine and if so what medications would be right for you. ...Read more

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Have pregnancy induced hypertension. 34 weeks pregnant, have had migraine since saturday and lots of pressure. 3-4 bh an hour. Should i be concerned?

Have pregnancy induced hypertension.  34 weeks pregnant, have had migraine since saturday and lots of pressure. 3-4 bh an hour. Should i be concerned?

Talk to your GYN: Your headache may not be due to migrane, but rather due to preeclampsia which is very common among pregnant women with high bp. Please, see or talk to your gyn as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more