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Migraines and Advil During the Pandemic

Hi! Hope all are safe and well. I know we are all increasingly stressed during this time. I thank you for any responses. Advil is the only thing that relieves my 6-8 migraines per month. I get a nice cluster of them during my monthly cycle. If I don’t take Advil, I’m more or so debilitated with a throbbing skull where I can’t even move. While this is already an issue of taking too much Advil, it has been noted that this can greatly affect symptoms of COVID19. Anyone else having these concerns? Thanks.

  1. Hi MK2019,

    Thanks for sharing your concerns. I know that this information was widely circulated regarding Covid-19. I wanted to note that it is important to mention any concerns you have to your doctor so they can give you specific medical advice, as we are not qualified to do so. However, from what I have read, there is no scientific consensus on the accuracy of that information. I wanted to share a few articles with you regarding this topic:
    https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/the-use-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-(nsaids)-in-patients-with-covid-19 and https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-patients-use-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-covid-19. I hope this is helpful. ~Melanie (Migraine.com team member)

    1. Ty!

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