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Pregnant with migraines

  • By Meic

    Hi migraine friends,

    So I am (finally) at the third trimester, but my migraines are terrible. They always are during the first trimester and this is my second time making it to the third trimester due to slot of misscarriages.
    I have such a hard time staying motivated and finding any form of energy to make it through the day. I do have a great support system, both medical and family wise. But still… and I know that after giving birth there will be about 6 months of hormonal storms that feed the migraines.

    Does anyone have any household advice for me? I have hemiplegic migraine. That in combination with the hormones is no joke to go through 🙁

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Meic,

    Thank you for your question – we’re glad you’re here!

    I am sorry you are having a rough third trimester – I remember how awful my migraine attacks were during portions of my pregnancies as well.

    For those of us with migraine disease, it’s important to keep change to a minimum. Of course that’s much easier said than done! By this I mean maintain a regular sleep schedule, stay hydrated, and avoid as many triggers as we can. Unfortunately there are triggers that can’t be avoided like fluctuating hormones and barometric pressure changes. And having said that we can be the “perfect” migraine patient and still have a migraine attack. I can share our section on migraine and women I hope is helpful; https://migraine.com/living-with-migraine/hormonal-migraine-the-basics/ .

    Hopefully others will be along shortly to share their experiences with you.

    Nancy

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  • By BrownT

    Hi Meic
    I noticed in your last sentence a reference to this being no joke.
    In reading you heading, I read into it a playful thought. (I recognize there are many types of humour and not everyone appreciates all types. I say this with only the intent to share a chuckle that your heading provided to me.)

    Ya, some days I feel “pregnant with migraines” too. I might rate today as a twins day!

    Thanks for sharing

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