Post # 1
did anyone take any pain meds while pregnant? I have a KILLER headache, took a nap and that only made it worse. I ate, that didn’t help. put heat pad on my shoulders/neck and that didn’t do anything either.
I have read that tylenol/acetaminophen is ok for pregnant but not sure… anyone else ever taken it?
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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
Yeah Tylenol is ok occasionally. It NEVER works when I’m not pregnant though, which is weird!
Post # 8
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
Tylenol! Just NOT Aleve, it is linked to miscarriage.
Post # 10
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
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
@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
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
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
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
I’m with the others…tylenol and a nice cup of hot tea usually does the trick for me.