Q: I was migraine free for four months of pregnancy. I had a C-section and migraines began three days post-pregnancy. After an epidural, I was given Percocet.
Could my migraines have returned because of a narcotic rebound? What drugs would you have used for a chronic migraine patient?
Women who have acute migraine may be more likely to have complications when giving birth, including preterm delivery, preeclampsia, and low birthweight. These findings, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Health System,
were presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in April. Continue Reading
If a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headaches suddenly develops a headache that worsens, she could be at risk of serious complications,
according to a study that appeared in . Neurology
In particular, the researchers said the headache could be a sign of preeclampsia, a serious medical condition that can place both mother and baby at risk.
Headache experienced during pregnancy or in women who have recently given birth is usually not cause for concern. But a new study suggests that in this group of women, healthcare professionals should be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, which may point to a significant underlying health condition.