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I have been suffering from extreme Migrains - i have just entered my 2nd trimester.
What medicine is safe to take?
At the moment im feeling the only thing that would help would be to drill a hole in my head to relieve the pressure!
thanks in advance for any suggestions.
paracetamol is fine, but stay away from ibuprofen.
So panadol/herron :thumbsup:
i used to take panafen plus
apparently that is okay to take during pregancy
nothing with an anti inflammatory. just panadol but give your local chemist a call and ask if youre worried. You could try one of those stick things you put on your temples?
My doc told me that PANADINE is ok too.
panafen plus is ibuprofen and codeine and is not recommended in pregnancy http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:DbcM0mbWhJQJ:www.otispregnancy.org/pdf/Ibuprofen.pdf+ibuprofen+in+pregnancy&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=au&client=firefox-a
I just wouldnt risk it:no: unless your doctor says its ok.
yep codeine is category A, fine to use, so panadeine. As long as its not prolonged use as it can cause dependancy in newborns.
Hey there, sorry to hear your suffering so much.
I also started getting severe migraines at the start of my second trimester and they were so bad I was also vomiting quite a lot. I kept trying to take panadol but it was doing nothing and I generally ended up vomiting it up again. I eventually had to go to hospital to get re-hydrated and make sure everything was ok. They also gave me Panadine Forte. It is a fair bit stronger, and you need a script for it, but it gives a lot more relief.
I definitely recommend talking to your doctor, I spoke to the hospital doctor and my local GP who recommended I take the Panadine Forte once the migraine hits. Of course I try not to take it to often but after suffering from them for the past few weeks (am now 17 weeks) I know it is the only way to get relief.
I hope this helps, see your GP and hopefully you
can get a script for something stronger. I know there is always reservations about taking meds during pregnancy but the additional stress a migraine can put on you is not good for you either.
Good luck :flowerz:
You can actually take Mersyndol while pregnant, it is a category A, I get migraines too and that was one that my OB told me I could take.
My sis took panadine and mersyndol when preggas - both were OK by her dr - Cat A for pregnancy.
My OB perscribed Panadine Forte for my migraines - but I suffered the most agonising heartburn from it.
i've just come out at the end of a bad couple of weeks being sick... including excruciating headaches. i was informed by my gp and hospital staff that paracetamol was best (ie. panadol) but if that didn't work then codeine was ok. i was taking an over the counter form of panadeine which is a blend of both, and worked wonderfully.
i have taken mersyndol forte a few times while pregant as i have another medical condition that the pregnancy aggrevates and causes me extreme migrane like headaches that are unbarable. i rang the medications line and they said i could take mersydol forte, as anyone had any issues with this themselves?:bee:
If, like me, you are prone to them, the migraines will probably persist for a while. Mine are hormonal so yeah, spent a good chunk of my early pregnancy in pain.
Other things that help are neck massages, heat packs on the neck and shoulder and cool showers to contract the blood vessels in the head. Also, make sure you are drinking enough water. Dehydration (and low magnesium/zinc - are you taking a vitamin supplement? Do so if you aren't.) cause headaches.
With the panadeine, be sure to up your fibre intake, too, as it does have a constipating effect on many people.
All the best. I hope it gets better soon :hugs:
I'm writing a story about headaches/migraines for Cosmo Pregnancy mag.
I had pretty bad headaches through my first pregnancy - in hindsight I think I was very dehydrated, as it was summer. It was all new to me then - didn't know I should keep drinking litres of water!
But would also like to talk about other women's experiences of headaches and migraines during pregnancy - when did they start, how bad were they, what did you take? did you try any natural remedies?
If you'd like to share your thoughts for my article, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Digesic works really well for me with migraines and is safe during pregnancy. I didn't get migraines during pregnancy, but was given digesic in hospital when I had pneumonia and was pregnant.
I get migraines anyway but get terrible ones when I'm pregnant (& neuralgia sometimes too...ergh!). My last migraine lasted 6 days. I was not happy :(
Anyway...I take either Panadeine 15 or Mersyndol (there are two types - day & night strength & I react to one of them...the night one, I think...makes me go quite spacy, so I stick to the other one). Both are fine to take during pregnancy but not for long periods of time. Panadeine can also cause constipation, so it's best not to take it for too long at once.
best invention in the entireeeeeeeee world!!
i dunno if they are safe but i used mine whilst pregnant and my babies are perfect.
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