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January 31, 2023

How to treat a migraine when you are pregnant?

Pregnancy, cure migraine?
Migraine is a vascular disorder whose attacks, very painful, occur at more or less regular intervals in almost one in six women. Although its exact causes have not yet been elucidated, it seems that they are related to hormonal variations.
The good news is that during the pregnancy, the hormone level stabilizes at a very high level. The vast majority of migraineurs thus see their symptoms diminish considerably, or even disappear completely!
When the troubles persist ...
However, the first trimester is a delicate period, during which migraine episodes still appear ... And there are also those for which the second and third trimesters bring no relief. During the pregnancy, the only approved analgesic is paracetamol, often very insufficient! Consult a doctor, who can adapt your usual treatment.
In the meantime, the usual advice is to lie down quietly in a dark room, use cold compresses on the neck or hot water on the base of the nose ... Keep a diary and write down what you eat, which may have upset you, and the appearance of migraine episodes can be a good way to identify the trigger for your seizures.
Other tracks
Since the usual pharmacopoeia is no longer accessible, it may be an opportunity to test new types of medicines: acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy sometimes give good results. It may also be that the use of an orthoptist relieves you, if your migraines are in fact optical origin.
Finally, if you suddenly suffer from severe headaches, accompanied by unusual pain in the upper abdomen, consult without delay! This may be the signal of a toxemia of pregnancy or pre-eclampsia, which must be treated as soon as possible.


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