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What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management

In brief: Self care

You can try some home remedies for starters.
- lifestyle: regular sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise - avoid triggers: common triggers include coffee, chocolates, yellow cheese, other dairy products, red meat, nuts, alcohol - massages over the temples and neck - warm compresses over the neck and temples.

In brief: Self care

You can try some home remedies for starters.
- lifestyle: regular sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise - avoid triggers: common triggers include coffee, chocolates, yellow cheese, other dairy products, red meat, nuts, alcohol - massages over the temples and neck - warm compresses over the neck and temples.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe.
You should, however, consult with your obstetrician before taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during pregnancy. It is best to avoid medications, if possible, during pregnancy and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of these medications when deciding. Massage and heat may be better for muscle tension headaches.

In brief: Depends

Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe.
You should, however, consult with your obstetrician before taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during pregnancy. It is best to avoid medications, if possible, during pregnancy and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of these medications when deciding. Massage and heat may be better for muscle tension headaches.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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