alviarin wrote:I've had pre-e three times, and countless migraines, but I have never experienced the "pre-e headache". Even with severe preeclampsia with my first.
My doctors never told me of a way to differentiate between a migraine or a pre-e headache. Basically once I was in preeclampsia territory (blood pressure and/or proteinura trending up) they took any migraines very seriously. And wanted to know about any possible symptoms, including head pain that didn't respond to OTC meds.
I was almost induced a few days early this last pregnancy because of a migraine. Fortunately it responded to medication and went away, but at the time my doctor was very close to sending me to L&D and starting an induction.
Basically I would take any possible pre-e symptoms seriously. And that that sounds like a really good question for your friend to discuss with her doctors. In my case, my OB wanted to know about every possible symptom once my BP went up from baseline, including migraines. I was checking my blood pressure at home every day as well.
Hope this helps!
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