(Closed) Let the migraines commence!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got migraines regularly growing up that I was on a bunch of medicines trying to control them. Weaned myself off and everything was going good until my BFP back in oct. I talked about it with my dr after a brutal 11 day on and off migraine (ive learned to deal with them for the most part because of my job, but would crash the second I got home and sleep it off) who said if I have one longer than 3 days to head to the hospital. She picked the 3 day point for me but said others have earlier time frames, some have later. So definitely talk to your dr. She also prescribed me 2 medicines to take when a migraine hits, and I was told to take magnesium every morning with my prenatal vitamin. If you know why you get them it may help. My ‘triggers’ were stress, weather changes, and caffeine. So I am to still drink caffeine as needed. Thankfully since Dec I’m back down to one every few months. I’m ok with that. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sept22insf:  Hi! Sorry to hear about your migrane! I had them very infrequently prior to being pregnant, and then got some real baddies during pregnancy. I think that they were the worst from about 8 weeks until about 15 weeks. I had a doozie at around 13 weeks where I went to emerg because it was bad, and I started throwing up and couldn’t keep anything down and was getting more and more dehydrated and it made it worse, and even then there was not really anythnig they could do besides rehydrate me.Ugh. It precipitated my largest pregnancy related crying/self-pitying jag and I have been really sick throughout!

So the good news is that mine were only really bad during that time period where there’s relaxation in the blood vessels and blood pressure changes etc., and then my body seemed to adjust and I haven’t had any since about 15 weeks, and I am 22 weeks now! I have heard from other bees that they took magnesium on the recommendation of their doctors, but I didn’t try that! I just had tylenol and suffering! Boo hoo hoo.  

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry to hear this 🙁 I get them more often than you and also get auras. I got them for 11 days straight in my first trimester and then they were gone for the rest of the pregnancy! They suck! Hope you feel better and leave as quickly as they came! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sept22insf:  yep. I was shocked too, but she’s stationed in a hospital and said when pregnant ladies show up in er with migraines they give a large dose of magnesium first with fluids to rehydrate. If that doesn’t help they move on to Tylenol with codeine and then another drug that I can’t remember. She prescribed me them, but thankfully i haven’t needed them yet. Magnesium and some caffeine help me, and Tylenol when it’s bad. 🙂 good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The migraine cocktail- magnesium, b complex, and fish oil- check with your OB, but all should be fine with pregnancy.  B complex changed my life!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@sept22insf:  I don’t get migraines but I get really bad tension headaches. I went to a chiropractor that specialized in a type of applied kinesiology and they improved with bach flower remedy. I just take it 2x/day and I haven’t had any issues since. I used to live on ibuprofen when they got really bad and I was miserable in the beginning of my pregnancy as everything escalated! I know they’re still there too because heaven help me if I run out the door before I take it in the mornings…. Hope you find a way to keep them at bay! Oh, and I’m at 18 weeks right now…. I was hoping it was a first trimester thing as well… Hopefully it is for you!!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@sept22insf:  My Future Sister-In-Law only gets them during her first trimester, so hopefully yours will be over soon!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have never been pregnant, but my Darling Husband suffers from chronic migraines. I know how crippling they can be. I hope yours end soon!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh man, I am sorry! Migraines are the WORST. Hopefully you can find something that helps!

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