Post # 1
I am newly pregnant and every day for a week, I have been having unbearable migraines-throwing up and being in bed all day. I can’t keep this up because I have to work and take care of a toddler. My doctor said I can’t take anything. My first pregnancy I had the nausea which I could deal with but I can’t function at all with these migraines.
Does anyone have any suggestions? TIA!
Post # 2
Massive hugs to you.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I had a constant headache from 6-16 weeks coupled with morning sickness and extreme nausea if I wasn’t constantly eating. It was NOT fun. I wore sunglasses all the time and just had water and food with me constantly – marmite sandwiches and salt and vinegar crisps were my staple diet.
I don’t know what it’s called but you can get tablets for extreme sickness in pregnancy so if you’re constantly being sick then why can’t you have that?
Ive never tried them but some people like preggy pops.
Hope you find something that works for you.
Post # 3
FromA2B2013 : Thanks I’ll look into the preggy pops. Sorry you had a crappy pregnancy!!
Post # 4
Magnesium supplements. Safe for pregnancy and can help with headaches. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the right form/type of Magnesium because there are 2 kinds I think and one if more effective but I can’t remember which.
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Post # 6
Ugh, I’m sorry. I have migraines and daily chronic headache, so I totally sympathize! With my first kiddo, my migraines went away completely at 12 weeks and didn’t come back until almost a year postpartum. It was glorious, but seems no such luck this time (17 weeks now and no end in sight).
I second the magnesium supplements. Do you normally have caffeine? If not, you could try treating with that. You could also ask your doctor about trying Reglan. I went to urgent care once with a four-day migraine and they gave me an IV with Reglan and a prescription to take home. I wasn’t pregnant at the time, but Reglan is used for morning sickness (category B), so your doc might be okay with it. You could also ask about using Benadryl (seems weird, but works for some people). Really hope these resolve for you soon!
Post # 7
Magnesium and potassium. I like Jigsaw Magnesoum SRT. There are 9 different types of magnesium, but stay away from citrate. I’ve eliminated my migraines conpletely by following the root cause protocol. You can find more info about it by googling