Migraines I Need Some Advice

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BrendensMommy - September 28

I have had migraines since I was about 13 years old. They were 100x worse during the first trimester of my first pregnancy, but have been increasing during this one as well. I was prescribed Fioricet with Codeine by my OB, and received a positive second opinion from my PCP. HOWEVER - everytime I talk to a nurse at my OB's office, they seem appalled that I would even think of taking it, and advise against it. I'm not sure what to think, obviously, if my DOCTOR is telling me it's ok to take (not too often, but still), it must be ok, right?! If it's a migraine, just taking Tylenol just does not work. I was also advised to take Excedrin Migraine before trying the Fioricet as well, but that's not even putting a dent in my pain. I'm just curious if anyone else has been in this situation or has heard of anything similar. I'm starting to get a little nervous about the whole thing!!!

 

sarah21 - September 28

People can be stupid. I got the same reaction from a nurse at the OB over taking Pepcid while pregnant (same risk category as Tylenol, which she argued with me about also). As long as your doctor and your OB actually prescribed it, I would just say your other nurse is ignorant. You should know it is in the risk category C and has caffeine, which is the biggie. Mainly, it boils down to what is going to cause more harm-- a possible harm from medication, or a sure harm from your stress and pain.

 

kay101 - September 28

My OB told me I wasn't allowed to take excedrin migaraine while I'm pregnant because each pill contains 250mg of asprin.

 

BrendensMommy - September 29

Mine told me that it was ok (and better than fioricet) as long as I don't overdue it. And avoid it more during the 3rd trimester.

 

kay101 - September 29

Ugh I wish I could get mine to tell me it was ok! I swear by that stuff, it works incredibly for me. I try to make knock off excedrine by drinking a cup of coffee and taking tylenol (eliminating the asprin) LOL but it doesn't work so well. I find warm baths soothing, especially if I lay back under the faucet and let the water hit my head. I think it helps open up the constricted blood vessels a little.

 

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