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Pregnancy migraines HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
19th Jul '13

Does anyone know of something that actually works for them,that's safe while pregnant?
I can't take my migraine or pain medication
Caffeine does nothing
Tylenol doesn't even touch the pain
The only thing that helps is sleep,but when I wake up its still there
Ice packs around my neck/face help a little but only temporarily



I'm having migraines for 2-3 days straight every single week,for the past month and a half. I can't stand it anymore



My blood pressure,blood sugar and iron is fine.
I do have tumors in my head,on the nerves and the increased blood flow during pregnancy is making them flare up,giving me migraines

Cjkl66 1 child; Comfort, Texas 106 posts
19th Jul '13

chiropractor! they make miracles lol

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
19th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cjkl66:</b>" chiropractor! they make miracles lol"</blockquote>



Is it covered by Medicaid?
Because I can't afford $50 a session right now

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
19th Jul '13

I'm looking for answers right now for that too!
My gf had migraines before she got pregnant, and they got worse this time. She has a different script for them during her pregnancy, but I can't remember what she's taking.
I see my doc next week and will ask her what I can do for relief. I can't just rest, as DH is away for 3 months, and I have Heathen and a dog to take care of.

Akira423 Due February 13 (boy); 66 kids; Tennessee 200 posts
19th Jul '13

I'd like some tips too. I've done all I can think of to get rid of mine this week. I wear dark sunglasses inside and wrap my head in a scarf to try to relieve it but nothing works.

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105427 posts
status 19th Jul '13

I never found anything that worked for me
it was miserable

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25505 posts
19th Jul '13

I'm not one to usually have headaches or migraines but when I've gotten them during pregnancy nothing ever helps. Caffeine very rarely helps but you've already said it does nothing for you :(

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
19th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HungryHippo:</b>" Does anyone know of something that actually works for them,that's safe while pregnant? I can't take ... [snip!] ... have tumors in my head,on the nerves and the increased blood flow during pregnancy is making them flare up,giving me migraines"</blockquote>




I've suffered shitty migraines for years now and one tip is don't use cold on your neck as that contracts your muscles you want to use heat pads. Get a tea towel and soak it under the tap then wrap it in cellophane a load so that it won't leak and jab it with a knife and put it in the microwave for a minute or so until its hot and then wrap that in an other tea towel. It moulds well around your neck and you can lay down with it and have it comfortably under your neck OR just use a normal heat pad or a hot water bottle.. Also, don't eat chocolate, oranges or fruit juices. Stay off of the computer or use it as little as possible and make sure to rest your eyes and lay in a dark room.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
19th Jul '13

I have migraines that induce epilepsy. So it sucks, and i freak out everytime I get a migraine, because I usually can't tell if or when I am about to have a seizure.



Thankfully, I am allowed to take my Topomax now that I am in my 3rd trimester. But my doctor only allows me to take half my normal dose.. Its helped me tremendously.



I'd ask your OB if there is something, I know not all medication is approved for pregnancy, though sometimes, you gotta out weigh the risks for the benefits. If you can be monitored while taking them, and it works, then its whats best.



No sense in suffering for 9+ months. (don't attack me, I know every ones positions are different). lol

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
19th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *31weeks*:</b>" I have migraines that induce epilepsy. So it sucks, and i freak out everytime I get a migraine, because ... [snip!] ... then its whats best. No sense in suffering for 9+ months. (don't attack me, I know every ones positions are different). lol"</blockquote>




Topamx doesn't help them :( I've been on it before and it doesn't do a whole lot to prevent them.
I'm going to talk to my OB next week and see if there's anything I can take,because I cannot deal with this until January

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
19th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting baking my bun:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HungryHippo:</b>" Does anyone know of something that actually ... [snip!] ... fruit juices. Stay off of the computer or use it as little as possible and make sure to rest your eyes and lay in a dark room."</blockquote>




I don't have AC so using a heat pack isn't a good idea,because I will overheat which makes them worse




I usually just relax in bed,with the lights out and try not to move much. Luckily LO is with his grandparents today so I don't have to chase him around

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
19th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HungryHippo:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting baking my bun:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HungryHippo:</b>" ... [snip!] ... bed,with the lights out and try not to move much. Luckily LO is with his grandparents today so I don't have to chase him around"</blockquote>



You won't overheat if you just have it on your neck. You should give it a try.