Migraine help)

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

OOooh not sure. I get hormonal induced migraines from my cycle.. they’re very awful and I get the visual and auditory stuff too. I take naproxen but i’m pretty sure it’s not safe for pregnancy. Is tylenol or anything like that safe? I also used to have a vibrating heating pad I would use on my neck that really helped for migraines… 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My midwife gave me a prescription for Floricet to help with my migraines.  I have taken it once and it helped.   Not as good as the stuff you can take whlie not pregnant, but better than tylenol.  You might check into that.   

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

Not pregnant, but TTC so I can’t take my migraine medicine. I’ve been using these eyemasks with little gels beads in them that you keep in the fridge. Helps sooo much, equally as good as my meds, if not better. I have 2 that I rotate in and out of the fridge. They’re super cheap too.
http://www.amazon.com/Swissco-Bella-Soothing-Relief-Large/dp/B005Z7DMX0/ref=sr_1_2?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1389047701&sr=1-2

@MrsJO:  Fioricet is SUPER bad for pregancy. That’s the medicine I usually take, and it’s amazing, but it cause severe birth defects. My doctor strongly reccommended against taking it while TTC, let alone preganacy.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mrslovebug:  I had headaches & migraines from 6DPO until 20ish weeks (averaged 3-5/week). It was AWFUL! After having one for 5 days straight my doc prescribed Tylenol 3. I would deal with the headaches all day & then take one at bedtime so I could get restful sleep. Lucky for me they finally went away but it was a MISERABLE time for me. I’m sure you know most of the tricks if you are used to dealing with migraines, but just to name a few that I use. Heat or ice on back of neck/across forehead. I started seeing a chiropractor, getting regular massage & acupuncture. I drink a TON of water, eat small regular meals to keep my blood sugar up and suffered a lot. My midwife said “headaches isolate themselves to a trimester” and my OB said headaches tend to ramp up between 16-20 weeks because of huge hormonal changes & then go away. Good luck to you I hope they stop soon!

PS I still get headaches at 29w6d but can now manage them with tylenol or some caffine, sometimes both and a small meal. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Aqualov:  Really?  I was taken off of Relpax as soon as I was pregnant and this was the only thing I was told I could take.  I’ll have to talk with my midwife on Wednesday when I have my next appointment.  I have several friends who also suffer from migraines and it is what they were given during pregnancy as well. 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

@MrsJO:  I just looked it up online and it says it’s class C, so no studies have been done on humans or animals. But my prescription insert says it’s bad. Hmm. I recall my doc saying that it’s bad, maybe it’s new research? I did find this:

“During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Using it for long periods or in high doses near the expected delivery date is not recommended because of possible harm to the unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have used this medication for an extended time may have withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, seizures, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn.

This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.”

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Aqualov:  Thanks for taking the time to look further into it.  Like I said, I will definitely be talking to my midwife about it. 

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