What can I take to help migraines while breast feeding?

Sondra - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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All of a sudden I'm getting these horrible migraines that seem to stretch through the greater part of the day or night. I've tried a few things but nothing is working. Please help!

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Kristen - posted on 01/22/2010

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ditto on the excedrine migraine Shannon. Although my dr recommended not taking it too often as aspirin is not good for baby (Reye's Syndome)

SHANNON - posted on 01/22/2010

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My doctor has said that it is okay to take Excedrin migraine for an over the counter, and if that doesn't work, ask the dr for Imitrex, that is what i was prescribed and it works great, may make your breasts a little sore when baby nurses, but for me that was easier to deal with than the migraine.

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Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2010

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if you're looking for a more all natural approach i've heard peppermint tea helps.

Amanda - posted on 01/22/2010

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Excedrin tension headache is just the acetamininophen and caffiene and no aspirin, it's what I take for migraines b/c I am allergic to aspirin. Good luck!

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