5/26/08 #4 - Something that can actually stop migraines during pregnancy?

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    I have had migraines as long as I can remember. I have quit taking preventatives because I would like to become pregnant. So...my search is to find something that can actually stop my migraines. The latest one I have tried is Relpax, but it works no better than others. My neurologist has prescribed me pain relievers because nothing else works. I can have a low grade migraine for weeks. Pain and pressure behind one eye & nausea are almost a constant. Any great suggestions?





    Dear Dawn;


    If you get pregnant your obstetrician takes over many of the medication decisions. Certainly triptanss can be used during pregnancy (they are category C). The most stringent requirement, for me, is that a woman takes no medications for the first 45 days of the pregnancy, when baby’s organs are being formed. After that, many medication possibilities and opportunities open up. Certainly, intravenous magnesium sulfate can be a splendid treatment for refractory migraine during pregnancy, if the obstetrician has no objection. Good luck in your search for answers, and you may want to contact a Migraine expert.

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Published On: May 26, 2008