Our expert says:
In early pregnancy one needs to avoid medicine as far as possible. Some medications commonly used in migraine contain ergotamine which stimulate the muscles of the uterus, and lead to abortion. Often, the “migraine kits” obtainable from pharmacies without a prescription, contain ergotamine. Even codeine, an ingredient of many painkillers, has been associated with congenital malformations. Aspirin can cause bleeding and increase the risk of a miscarriage. Please try and see a physiotherapist - migraines are often triggered by muscle spasms in the neck and head area, or upper back and they can treat this to break the cycle of pain. If all else fails a once off Voltaren injection can be given but it is not recommended in pregnancy.
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