(Closed) pain reliever while pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve taken Tylenol PM twice since getting pregnant for migraines. I saw it on enough “safe” lists that I felt okay taking it. I read to stay far away from ibuprofen. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve had to take Tylenol a few times for migraines also.  Usually Tylenol doesn’t touch my headaches, but fortunately it has worked well during pregnancy- thank goodness!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@lemondrop: Yeah, that was a wonderful surprise for me, too. Pre-pregnancy, taking Tylenol with a migraine would just make me throw up…but it’s worked like a charm. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Tylenol is safe, but if that doesn’t work, go to the ER. They can give you pain medications that are safe for the baby via the IV. I had to do that my 5th week and they sent me home with Vicodin in case the pain came back.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yeah Tylenol is ok occasionally. It NEVER works when I’m not pregnant though, which is weird!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tylenol is okay during pregnany. If things get bad call your OB because in a hairy situation prescription pain meds are okay-ed. Feel better!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tylenol!  Just NOT Aleve, it is linked to miscarriage.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve taken tylenol a few times at the urging of my doctor who said it really is totally fine to take when in pain or if you have a headache, etc. I also just recently had to take tylenol cold a few times. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Tylenol is fine but you also may want to try a little caffeine.  Still within the limits but totally helps my headaches while pregnant (and doctor-suggested).

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@candicemcc: For bad headaches, I usually do a Tylenol WITH caffeine.

Since both are okay in moderation, and I need both to kill some of my headaches, I just put them together. And Tylenol is pretty much the only thing my OB okayed.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Like everyone else said, Tylenol is safe although it never worked for me before being preggo (I’m an ibuprophen girl). I have also taken Tylenol PM a few times, as advised by my doc, to help me fall and stay asleep all night. I know they say Unisom is ok for that but it made me leery

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I took Tyl and agree with everyone that it didn’t do much to help. It was hard to give up my beloved Excedrine for 9 months!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have major pregnancy headaches, and take tylenol for them. They kind of help but I swear if I eat chocolate it takes my headache away. I know that is not good, but it works for me lol

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m with the others…tylenol and a nice cup of hot tea usually does the trick for me.

 

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