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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.

Appropriate meds: Pain medications can be used if used appropriately. Aspirin and Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used safely if used appropriately. Try to avoid narcotics and powerful pain medications. Discuss this with your doctor. Also, consider herbal treatments and relaxation methods. Maintain good health habits. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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?

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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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