Pregnancy Migraines?!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsRugbee:  I think it’s definitely caused by the pregnancy hormones. I’ve had a couple of horrible migraines since around 6 weeks (had one every day and sometimes twice a day for a six day period). I usually have migraines when I’m stressed or I eat too much dairy but never have them this often. try taking one Benadryl with the Tylenol and that can help greatly with the nausea. caffeine helps so you may want to have one glass of coke along with Tylenol. Stay hydrated as it’s impossible to break a migraine cycle without extra hydration. Finally, my migraines did not stop until I got a prescription from my OB for fioricet. This has acetominephin, caffeine, and butalbital and that along with hydration stopped the neverending migraine cycle. I was feeling hopeless when I tried the fiorecet and that was the only thing that truly ended my migraines. I haven’t had one for almost 3 weeks now. Good luck and I hope you get some relief!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsRugbee:  yep! I normally get them about 2-3 times per year, but starting at about week 5 until week 13 I think, I got them 1-2 a week! So awful. I’m sorry you’re experiencing vomiting! I had one bad one where I was dry heaving (with morning sickness hooray!). I just took Tylenol with a small dose of vicodin (dr prescribed), but it didn’t do much. Unfortunately I just tried to avoid my usual triggers (bright sunlight, lack of sleep, not eating enough) and just had to wait it out. Thankfully I haven’t had one since week 13 and I’m almost 24 weeks along.

I know it’s miserable but hang in there!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsRugbee:  I know this is slightly old, but just an FYI if your migraines are slowly adding more symptoms (like you mentioned, trouble speaking) this is something to see a neurologist about!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsRugbee:  Yes they do!!!! I’m a sporadic migraine sufferer as well…I get sensitivity to light, nausea, and literally have to force myself to sleep for it to go away.

I’m glad to hear they’re gone! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsRugbee:  Did you stay migraine free? If not, did you find anything that really helps?

The only thing that helped me pre-pregnancy was hot, strong coffe with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and tons of sugar! It’s totally disgusting, but it even helped when the migraine already showed her ugly face, incl aura.

Im now 16 weeks pregnant and I’have had a couple attacks and when it happens I have to have a cup of coffee and it always helps. I know coffee is not too great while pregnant, but it really helps me and as long as I stick to one cup every few days I dont think it’s that bad.

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