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What My daughter is 30 and has suffered with migraines for about 2 years now and sometimes they come and last for days. She has had an MRI and all kinds of test down but they cannot find out why she gets them and nothing relieves them when they come. Well she is now 7 weeks pregnant and has been hospitalized 3 times for these headaches. She is now in the hospital again and has low potassium a 3.0 and low magnesium and has had a migraine for 3 weeks now that is sometimes unbearable. A neurolgist and her OB/GYN are working together but nothing seems to work. They have given her morphine, Topomax some other stuff and now she is on Midrin can any of these medications harm the baby in any way? She was seeing a chiropractor for a while for her TMJ and his treatments seemed to help with her headaches a little, Can TMJ and migraines be linked and do you think acupuncture could help her. Thank You, Pat.
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With all the woes of pregnancy, I didn't think things could get any worse. I only have a few weeks left, so I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, I caught a horrible head cold from a co-worker. It always amazes me that nobody uses their sick days when they're actually sick. Instead, they save them up and come to work sick, only to give the illness to everybody else. Anyway, that's a whole other issue. The bottom line is, I was so sick that I had to take time off from work and use a day I was saving for maternity leave. The worst part is that because of my pregnancy there's not much medication that I am allowed to take. But, I'm used to it. As a stroke survivor and on blood thinner medication , I've dealt with this issue for years. My doctor gave me a little rundown on what's safe for me to take. It's always best to check with your own doctor before taking any medication while pregnant or on blood thinners. For headach...
Last April, the FDA ordered pharmaceutical manufacturers to stop making unapproved painkillers. These were drugs that were developed long before FDA approval was required and included morphine sulfate immediate release tablets and oral solutions, hydromorphone and oxycodone. You can read more about that here: FDA Orders Halt to Production of Unapproved Painkillers – Gives One a Reprieve This week the first of these drugs came back on the market when the FDA approved Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution for the relief of moderate to severe, acute and chronic pain in opioid-tolerant patients. This medicine will be available in 100 milligrams per 5 mL or 20 milligrams per 1 mL. This is the only FDA approved morphine sulfate oral solution currently available at this concentration. Although the use of this medicine to manage pain has been common practice for many years, this form and concentration of morphine was not FDA approved until now. This action is part of the ...
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