Erica - posted on 07/19/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




I've been getting migraine headaches since i was 13 and i was prescribed medicine for it. Now that i am pregnant they are 100 times worse. Tylenol does absolutely nothing and i am still to early in my pregnancy to be prescribed medication for the migraines what can i do to get this migraine to go away??? Help!


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Rhiannon - posted on 07/21/2011




As some one else has already said keep an eye on what you eat i know that too much chocolate and caffine can trigger my migraines. Keep hydrated make sure you drink plenty of water, an ice pack on the forhead whilst lying in a dark room can really help ease the pain too, i hope this helps :)

Jesabelle - posted on 07/21/2011




Try to see what triggers it off so that you prevent it more. For example it could be related to food such as cheese, coffee, chocolate and citrus fruit. It is obviously related to stress as well. Try to find som time to relax every day, putting an ice pack underneath your neck to sooth your neck tension. I suffer from migraines and tension headaches too but luckily they improved in pregnancy. If possible try to get someone massage your neck, temples and head or you can do it yourself if no one is around. I perfectly understand how you feel. It is devasting. I hope you will feel better soon. Take care.xx

Firebird - posted on 07/19/2011




I used to go to the chiropractor, to reduce both the frequency and severity of my migraines. I couldn't afford to do that for a while but now that I've got some decent coverage, I'm going to start going again. Acupressure and acupuncture are also supposed to be helpful. Not sure if they're ok for pregnant women though.

Katherine - posted on 07/19/2011




I took beta blockers, that was the ONLY thing that helped my migraines.

Sorry you're going through this, I used to have to go to ER and get shots because mine were so bad.

Now I'm on Topomax, which is a preventative medication and haven't had them since.

***Edit to add: Beta blockers are ok to take during pregnancy.

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