Migraine Question of the Week, 12/8/10

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  • Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on MyMigraineConnection. Teri and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section. Dr. Krusz and Teri answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column.


    Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I'll be bringing you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.

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    This week's Question of the Week:

    Migraines that come with pregnancy?


    I have been suffering migraines since I was 8 years old, and I am now 26 with my first pregnancy. I have been on many medications throughout the years for the migraines, however Imitrex seemed to help a bit. If I don't take any medication like Imitrex then I will be incoherent, and in severe pain. Now that I am 5 weeks pregnant I ended up like most women do around this time - in front of the toilet. However it didn't stop. Every time that I drank water, every time I tried to eat, didn't matter what it was; I was in front of the toilet. I ended up going to the e.r. for severe nausea and vomiting with a severe migraine. The people there called it HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM. The doctor gave me some IV fluids, and some nausea medication called Zolfran, along with Percocet for the migraine (because I can't take Imetrex while pregnant). The combination really worked! However I am a bit concerned about the Percocet. I don't know much about pregnancy things, but I do know that pain meds seem a bit much for severe migraines during pregnancy. My question to whomever might be able to answer this:


    Is Percocet really safe to take during the first developing weeks of the fetus(es) for severe migraine relief?


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Published On: December 08, 2010