Hi, I had my baby 14 months ago and everything is fine with her. She is right on target with everything! I took Imitrex throughout the pregnancy on a little as needed basis, but I took it because I HAD too!!!!!! I didn't feel good about it! I didn't want to take it! I felt guilty taking it! There was nothing else that would make my migraines go away!
I actually think that I am pregnant right now and I will go through the same worry with this baby as I did with the first baby! It is so worth it though. You will be fine. If you feel like it tell me more about your situation. I would love to hear about it.
Well, here I am at 16 weeks pregnant and I can't believe it. However, I am still having migraines. The migraine doctor told me that I could only take 2 Tylenol, 2 Benedryl, and drink a Coke. That has helped for the most part. He also added Reglan which is a class B drug (it doesn't help at all though). I thought in my second trimester headaches were supposed to get better and they have done the complete opposite. In the last week I have had to take 4 Imitrex, compared to the 4 I took the whole 1st trimester. I don't have another ultrasound for 4 weeks and I am freaking out that I killed the baby or it is going to be severely mentally handicapped. I teach children like this and am so scared that something will be wrong with this baby. I will NEVER forgive myself if something goes wrong. Sometimes I don't even want to be pregnant because I would rather hurt myself than the baby. After all that wishing that I would become pregnant, now I think we would have been better off adopting.
Any advice? Thoughts?
I'm not on Facebook, so I can't contact you through there and I don't want to post my email, so this is the only way we can talk, I think?View Thread
After all that we have been through with not getting pregnant for 4 and a half years and 5 IVFs, we are pregnant!!! I just found out Friday! I have a migraine right now and I am scared to take an Imitrex. Please reassure me that I am ok or give me your opinion. I don't want to be selfish and just help myself feel better and then hurt the baby!View Thread
Who told you that you CANNOT try to get pregnant while taking Imitrex, the ENT or your OB-GYN? My OB-GYN, psychiatrist, and fertility doctor all told me to continue taking the Imitrex until I found out for sure that I am pregnant. Even though we have decided to adopt now, we haven't put having a baby out of our minds. I certainly am not going on any birth control! I will continue to take the Imitrex and the Zyprexa has really been helping, although, that is not ok for pregnancy either. I am hoping that the Zyprexa will ween me off of the Imitrex and I will be migraine free (or at least 1 or 2 a month instead of 18-20!) Then I won't have to worry as much.
I wish you the best of luck with your migraines. Did your ENT suggest having surgery on your deviated septum?View Thread
My Thanksgiving was nice. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. That is so sad. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Darn these headaches. I wish they would come up with a miracle drug!
So sorry to hear that you are not pregnant! Don't give up!
I have been virtually migraine free for the last week. I have only had one migraine. I don't know if this is because of the Zyprexa, or if it is because the hormones from the IVF are finally out of my system, or if it's because I'm not getting my period! Who knows! I have also quit chocolate for the last two weeks.
The home study went wonderfully and now we are filling out tons of paperwork; however, it is much easier that worry about a migraine in relation to getting pregnant (and easier than getting pregnant!) If one more person tells me, "Oh, now that you are adopting you'll get pregnant," I am going to sock them!!!!!
Keep me posted with your migraines, getting pregnant, your Grandpa, and anything else!View Thread
Thanks so much for relplying and thinking of my husband and myself. Our home study has been moved to Tuesday, but that's ok.
In answer to your question...how often do I get migraines? It used to be just a this summer that I got about 18 a month (for the last 5 years or so). I would get 9 Imitrex pills @ 100 mg. (becuase that's all that is allowed through the prescription company) and cut them in half. Starting Nov. 1st I have had one everyday except this past Mon., Tues., and Wed. in which I still took 1 excedrin migraine a day. Therefore, really I am getting one almost everyday of the month.
Glad to hear that your neurologist said to take the Imitrex, but yes, it is confusing when all of the Drs. are saying something different. My OBG-YN and 2 of my fertility doctors told me to keep taking it because it would be worse for me; however, it killed me to take it, like you, because you feel like you're killing your precious baby.
Good luck and let me know either way if you are pregnant. I am praying for you and thinking of you too. Hang in there. These migraines are a pain, but a baby will bring such pleasure.View Thread
Just wondering how you are doing. We are not pregnant and have given up on IVF and getting pregnant on our own. We are starting with adoption and have our first home study on Friday. We are excited! No more worrying about Imitrex. I may have found a solution to my migraines...Zyprexa. No headaches for 3 days (knock on wood).View Thread
Thank you so much for your response. I am just trying to get through until Tues. when we have our pregnancy test. I have had to take Imitrex 2 more times. I think I am getting rebound headaches. I suffer from depression too and also take Prozac and Xanax. The fertility doctor and my psychologist told me to keep taking the meds. including the Imitrex because I would get more stressed out. I went to the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago and have seen a neurologist. The Diamond Headache Clinic was absoultely no help, it was very disappointing, nor was the neurologist. I have had migraines for 10 years and they just keep getting worse.
Thanks for telling me about your successfully having a daughter and having taken Imitrex. My husband and I are so sad we haven't gotten pregnant yet. I just found out another one of my friends is pregnant today and that just depressed me even more. I just feel that even if I do get pregnant, will I have done something to hurt the baby by using the Imitrex and what if I get a migraine while I'm pregnant.
Thanks for listening and I am trying to stay peaceful.View Thread