Video: Doctor talks about migraines during pregnancy


JOININING US NOW WITH MORE INFORMATION IS DR. YVES DOLE. GOOD MORNING. THANKS FOR COMING IN. IT HAS TO BE A CHALLENGE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT KIND OF MEDICINE YOU GIV DR. DOLE: I HAVE NO PROBLEM PLAYING WITH NO — NO PROBLEM WORKING WITH NEUROLOGISTS. ESPECIALLY MIGRAINES. A LOT OF PATIENTS GET PREGNANT AND THEY DON’T REALIZE IT. THERE ARE MEDICATIONS THAT MAY CAUSE MALFORMATIONS.>>TO MIGRAINES GET WORSE WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT?>>THEY ACTUALLY GET BETTER. IN THE SECON AND THIRD TRIMESTER THEY MAY GET BETTER. A SMAL PERCENTAGE MAKE IT WORSE. AND A SMALL ME IT THAT SMALL PERCENTAGE MAKE IT THEIR FIRST MIGRAINE. — SMALL PERCENTAGE MAKE IT THEIR FIRST MIGRAINE. TACTICS, SUCH AS GETTING ADEQUATE REST, PRENATAL MASSAGES CAN RELIEVE A LOT OF HEADACHES, NOT JUST MIGRAINES BUT TENSION HEADACHES.>>PREVENTION IS KEY. WHAT CAN YOU PREVENT THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE? DR. DOLE: THERE IS FRUIT CLASSICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH MIGRAINES. COMMON TRIGGERS MAY BE CHOCOLATE AND CHEESES, CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL. WE CAN ISOLATE THOSE CAUSES. TELL PATIENTS TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM. ESPECIALLY WITH A LOT OF CHOCOLATE GOING ON. KAREN TELECOM CORPORATION’S, WHAT I TELL PATIENTS IS IF YOU HAVE ANY, — ANY CHRONIC ISSUES SUCH AS MIGRAINES, COME SEE AN OB/GYN. A LOT MAY HAVE CHRONIC ISSUES THAT LEAD TO MALFORMATIONS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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