Really Bad Migraines Plz Help

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Ali - April 11

Hi everyone...my best friend is in her second trimester and has been experiencing migraines so bad they make her puke. She went to the docs and dont really know what to do for her, so I was wondering if anyone had this problem and found a way to control it? Any help would be great...thx!

 

N - April 11

I don't know anything. My dr. said I could take advil if absolutely necessary. Others are mentioning codiene and one mentioned darviset in other threads...chek out the coedine during pregnancy thread.

 

kris - April 12

Hi there - trust me, I feel her pain. I am the one who started the Codeine thread. Got a migraine just yesterday and took the Codeine and it made me violently ill. I won't be taking that again!! Your friend should try avoiding certain foods (chocolate), caffeine if she has it, and try ice packs. They sort of dull the pain. My doc also told me the headaches may stop in my 3rd trimester when progesterone levels rise. Here's hoping....

 

Jbear - April 13

I have migraines like that. My doctor suggested ice packs, tylenol and laying down in a dark room, but when I told him I had tried that for 24 hours and couldn't stand the pain anymore, he prescribed Fioricet, which is a combo of tylenol, caffeine and a barbituate. It definitely worked for me, but it makes you too groggy to work or watch your other kids. Also, to N, I believe tylenol is safe, but there are some serious reasons not to take ibuprofen (Advil), at least once you get to the third trimester.

 

Amy - May 7

I had severe migraines several times a month before my dr. had me try magnesium. It's made an amazing difference. The occasional migraine I get now I use vicodin, which seems to be the safest migraine choice. The magnesium makes the most amazing difference I wish I had been told about it years ago.

 

minx - May 8

First of, I make sure that it's not because I haven't had anything to eat nor am I dehydrated. Next, I try to go for a very leisurely walk to help get me mobile ( going to a park is ideal-- the green surroundings help get my mind off the pain) even just for 15 minutes. The fresh air usually helps. At night, if she has a terrace or something in her house she could sit outside for a few minutes before going to bed.I used to have Excedrin in my purse all the time as I am a migraine sufferer in the daily basis--but guess what, this baby means a lot to me and for the last 3 months I haven't taken 1 single pill for any headache I've had in this pregnancy. I was adamant to find other solutions. And that's the above.

 

to Minx - May 9

Guess what? My baby also means a great deal to me. I understand that it is better to avoid medicine while pregnant, however, as in my case, that was impossible. I had migraines so severely that I could not make it out of bed as the nausea and the dizziness had me violently ill. With each migraine I was throwing up all day long. When I made it to the doctor, I had lost so much weight by the end of my 4th month that they needed to treat the migraines asap for the sake of my baby. I would have gladly pa__sed up popping a pill and gone for a leisurely walk in the park for the sake of my baby if the situation warranted.

 

minx - May 9

have you got your blood pressure in check? Sometimes this triggers the headaches. Also the food you eat. try asking your doctor and maybe also let him know what your diet is right now.

 

Carol - May 9

I suffer from severe migranes and now that I am PG i can no longer take medication for it. I have had them a couple of times where I couldn't get off the toilet fast enough to turn around and puke!! It is terrible. My DR gav me darvoset, but that was a joke - like a high dose tylenol. I wish that there was something I could take for it. When I get one, I just cry because I think of my medication in the cabinet that would make it all go away and I can't take it!! If anyone has found anything that helps, I would love to know.....Oh my headaches last from 15 to 24 hours....

 

Jbear - May 10

My doc told me none of the usual migraine medicines are safe during pregnancy, because they work by constricting blood vessels in your head, but they also constrict the blood vessels in the placenta. I tried Fioricet, but the last time I had a migraine I called the doctor and told him I didn't like to take that because it made me too out of it, so he prescribed darvocet, and it worked pretty well for me, but it did make me nauseated. You're lucky if yours only last a day, mine are usually three days, and I know when it's coming because everything starts to seem a lot brighter to me. I also end up seeing black spots (which sends me running to walmart to check my blood pressure).

 

PMOLSON - May 10

I GET THEM TO I WAS JUST AT MY APPOINTMENT COMPLAINING OF IT TYLENOL DOES NOT WORK FOR ME IT NEVER HAS SO SHE SAID TO START DRINKING A HALF A GLASS OF POP W/CAFFEINE IN THE MORNING AND IF I GET A HEADACHE TO TAKE A NOTHER HALF A CUP WITH TWO TYLENOL AND IF THIS DOESNT WORK SHE WOULD GIVE ME A STRONGER MEDICATION TO TAKE FOR THEM YOU REALLY HAVE TO BUG THESE DOCS TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOU THE HOLE POP IN THE MORNING THING HAS WORKED FOR ME SO FAR I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I HAVE ANY MORE HEADACHES BEST OF LUCK [email protected]

 

Angela - Australia - June 18

I understand how you all feel. I am 18 weeks with my second baby and have just come out of hospital where I have been for the past 9 weeks on drips and pain killers every 3 hours. unfortualely this also happened in my first pregnancy but it is all worth ir when you hold your baby!

 

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