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What should I talk to my doctor about if I'm pregnant and have headaches?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
As soon as you know that you're pregnant, make an appointment to talk to your doctor about your headaches.

You will need to ask your doctor about:
  • Safe and effective non-drug treatments to control your headaches
  • Which medications you can safely take for pain and nausea
  • Which medications you can safely take to prevent headaches if this
           becomes necessary
  • What to do if your headaches get worse
Let your doctor know:
  • What your current headache pattern is like
  • If there has been any recent change in your headaches
  • If you are having any other medical problems besides headaches
  • What over-the-counter medications you are taking
  • What supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs you are taking
  • What prescription medications you are taking and who prescribed them
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

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