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Monday, February 09, 2009 xsamx, Community Member, asks

Q: Ive never had a migraine before, im experiencing 1 now, could this be a sign of pregnancy.

I am having other pregnancy symptoms but was wondering if this could all be connected. Ive been to the docs who have confirmed im having a migraine aswell as a tension headache yep you read it right both in 1 go, the thing is im not stressed or anything. Replys would be truley grateful. Thanks for your time.

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
2/ 9/09 1:41pm

xsamx,

 

Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Some people who have this disease, have frequent Migraines most of their lives; other have only the occasional Migraine. Hormone fluctuations are a common Migraine trigger in women. It's possible that your homonal changes of pregnancy are the first trigger you've encountered that was strong enough to actually bring on a Migraine attack.

 

I've known other women who experienced their first Migraine during pregnancy. For some, the Migraines stopped during or after their pregnancies, and they only had them during pregnancies. For others, the Migraines continued after the pregnancy.

 

Tension-type headaches can also trigger Migraines.

 

Here are some articles that might be helpful to you:

 

     •  Tension-Type Headaches - the Basics

     •  Migraine Without Aura - the Basics

     •  Migraine With Aura - the Basics

     •  Role of hormones in causing (TRIGGERING) Migraines?

 

Hope this helps! Good luck with your pregnancy.

Teri

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