Why Did I Have No Migraines During Pregnancy And Now They Are Back?

Question

Asked by mommyof4

Why Did I Have No Migraines During Pregnancy And Now They Are Back?

I had migraines starting after I had my 3rd child. 4 years of pain and then I got pregnant with my 4th child (a surprise) I had no migraines the entire pregnancy, now My baby is 6 months old and the migraines are back! They are not just menstrual migraines, though most are close to menstruation they are also very weather related. Why did pregnancy stop them and cant we simulate pregnancy to stop them again?

Answer

mommyof4,

Yours is not an unusual situation. Quite a few women experience fewer or no Migraines during pregnancy. Some are less fortunate and experience more Migraines during pregnancy. This is due the the dramatic changes in multiple hormones during pregnancy.

Hormone therapy is rather a "crap shoot." It helps some women, makes things worse for some, and makes no difference at all for yet other women. The only way to find out is to work with your doctor and give it a try.

Good luck,

Teri