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Pregnant. Headache, stuffy nose, weight gain. What to do?

Hi, I am 34 weeks pregnant and haven't had a migraine since getting pregnant but I have had a terrible headache on my left side for 2 days now. My nose will always be stuffed up when I lie down also. What should I do? I eat homemade food with lots of fruits and vegetables. I've gained 8 kilos so far and I'm not overweight.

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Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will answer it as best I can.

Most migraine medications are contra indicated in pregnant women because they cause birth defects in the baby, as such I would recommend you avoid them.
Another common reason for having a headache during pregnancy is a condition known as pre-eclampsia, in your blood pressure rises considerably.
So see your doctor so he can run some tests to check if you are indeed suffering from pre-eclampsia.
If you dont have it then you can consider taking medication like beta blockers or amitriotyline, both are relatively safe for use by pregnant women.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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