Can migraine be worse during pregnancy?

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

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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.

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...

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...
When necessary. Appropriate treatment of severe migraine pain is often necessary and appropriate even during pregnancy. Try to avoid excessive use of medication. Daily medications should be avoided. Discuss with your primary doctor the safest pain medications to use. Occasional exposure of the baby to appropriate pain medication should cause no ill effects. Read more...
Be careful. Many are safe but some are absolutely not to be used (such as the triptans). Talk to your ob. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...