pregnant and with migraine

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   Posted 9/17/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 5 weeks pregnant and my migraine is starting to attack. I haven’t had any heavy attack so far but I can feel it coming. Is it safe to take medications like Tylenol for migraine during pregnancy?

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   Posted 9/17/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I've lived with migraines for over a decade and through 3 pregnancies...check with your doctor, but Tylenol should be safe.  I was given T3 (tylenol with coedine) for a couple of mine while pregnant and nursing as well.  I would try some other methods too though; ice pack at the base of the neck (you can alternate heat too...sometimes I respond better to one vs. the other), lavendar ess.oil at your temples, blue emu or icy hot like cream on your shoulders and neck, I also have a neck pillow - well the new kitten has it now rolleyes it's a fox stuffed animal - that has various aromatherapy herbs in it that I heat up and seems to help, and my personal favorite that works 9/10 times...massage. smilewinkgrin   
Congrats on your pregnancy, hope it all goes well and you feel better soon!

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   Posted 9/18/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations for your pregnancy! Well, when I was pregnant, I was still prescribed both Tylenol and fioricet for the migraine attacks. According to my doctor, both are safe to take by pregnant women. And my kid is now 3 and very healthy. Do talk to your doctor about this and I hope this works for you too. You take care!

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   Posted 9/29/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the pregnancy!
I had worsened migraines during my first pregnancy as well. Doctor told me to take Tylenol q 4 hrs and then prescribed Lortabs prn (I did not take these though).  We are trying to conceive again and I am dreading the worsened migraines during pregnancy.  I know after the first trimester, there are more meds they can give you but my headaches went away toward the end of the first; hopefully yours will too :)
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