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I'm pregnant. Can my migraines still be treated?

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Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

There are many meds that treat migraines.
While some are not recommended during pregnancy, many others are acceptable. You need to check with you doctor to determine whether the specific meds you use will be okay, or whether you will need to use a different med during your pregnancy. Good luck with your pregnancy!

In brief: Yes

There are many meds that treat migraines.
While some are not recommended during pregnancy, many others are acceptable. You need to check with you doctor to determine whether the specific meds you use will be okay, or whether you will need to use a different med during your pregnancy. Good luck with your pregnancy!
Dr. Patricia Roy
Dr. Patricia Roy
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In brief: A few comments

Obviously, most migraine abortives are contraindicated, and all triptans, and ergotamines are forbidden due to miscarriage risk.
Some analgesics are ok, but opioids may create rebound and more headaches. Sometimes, inhalation of 100% oxygen via a mask can relieve problem, and otc preventatives like butterbur or riboflavin would be safe, but discuss with OB first.

In brief: A few comments

Obviously, most migraine abortives are contraindicated, and all triptans, and ergotamines are forbidden due to miscarriage risk.
Some analgesics are ok, but opioids may create rebound and more headaches. Sometimes, inhalation of 100% oxygen via a mask can relieve problem, and otc preventatives like butterbur or riboflavin would be safe, but discuss with OB first.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry

In brief: Probably

It depends on what causes your migraines, what medications you take to treat them and their symptoms, and how far along you are.
If your migraines are due to teeth clenching, you may be able to get a mouth orthotic (commonly known as a "night guard") which will have no natal effect. Best to talk with your OB and get recommendations on medications safe to take at different stages of pregnancy.

In brief: Probably

It depends on what causes your migraines, what medications you take to treat them and their symptoms, and how far along you are.
If your migraines are due to teeth clenching, you may be able to get a mouth orthotic (commonly known as a "night guard") which will have no natal effect. Best to talk with your OB and get recommendations on medications safe to take at different stages of pregnancy.
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dr. Brett Noorda
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