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Migraines

(8 Posts)
LisaM81 Sun 08-Feb-15 08:41:52

Hi all. Im 33 years old and until last week I had never had a migraine. Im 34 weeks pregnant with my second and have had 2 migraines in a week. I have read all about preeclampsia but I dont have any othet symptoms (that I can tell) and I didnt have it with my first. I know hormones can affect headaches but I didnt have it with my first (now 2 and a half). Has anyone else experienced this? I think Im gonna ring the midwife to be on the safe side......

allypally999 Sun 08-Feb-15 12:56:38

I've only heard of migraine sufferers NOT having them when pregnant so yes ask a professional!

Hope this is short-term as they are awful - good luck!

LisaM81 Tue 10-Feb-15 18:52:06

Thanks. I went and had blood pressure and urine checked and everything was fine so who knows what has caused it. I hope it stops just as fast though!

FaFoutis Tue 10-Feb-15 18:59:12

I have lots of migraines and I had pre-eclampsia with my first pregnancy. The two can be quite similar in the way they feel, so keep getting checked for pre-ec if you have more.

wfrances Tue 10-Feb-15 21:07:23

i have severe migraines but none whilst pregnant(4 times)
ring the midwife.

PrincessOfChina Tue 10-Feb-15 21:10:18

Another who has migraines at least monthly (hormonal) but none while pregnant.

It could though be connected to hormones I would guess.

OhFlippityBolax Wed 11-Feb-15 17:37:52

I'm a chronic migrainer (more than 15 a month) and the only time I get respite is in pregnancy.

Please seek medical advice

elfonshelf Wed 11-Feb-15 18:22:01

Another with severe migraines which went away when pregnant.

I was fortunate as none of the big hitter drugs are safe in pregnancy.

No idea what might be causing them, but if you need something for the pain, you could ask about codeine as opiates are very safe.

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