Migraine off and on for a week at 36 weeks

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Re: Migraine off and on for a week at 36 weeks

Postby alviarin » Sat Sep 13, 2014 02:37 pm

I would also request a 24 hour urine. My OB wanted one anytime there were any changes. This last pregnancy I was almost induced for a migraine at 36 weeks, since my BP had gone up above my normal baseline and my protein level was trending up. I was also being seen twice a week at that point. Fortunately my migraine responded to medication and I was able to hang in there another week.

I'm one of those ladies with mostly negative or trace urine dips even when spilling diagnostic amounts of protein based on a 24 hour urine test.
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Re: Migraine off and on for a week at 36 weeks

Postby jenh » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:38 am

One of the difficult things about PE is that many symptoms could be warning signs, or they could just be regular pregnancy stuff, or they could be unrelated. If I were you, I'd want to run basic blood work and a 24 hour urine test. How often do you check your blood pressure? For many women, it starts fluctuating up and down before it goes up and stays up. Checking a few times a day with a home cuff can help you see what's going on. Sorry you're dealing with the headaches.
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Migraine off and on for a week at 36 weeks

Postby klweee » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:47 pm

I'm a normal migraine sufferer but haven't had any since the first trimester until now at 36 weeks. And I just can't seem to shake this one. My pre-pregnancy blood pressure is usually 120-130/70-80. During pregnancy, it went down to the 110's/50-70. Now at 36 weeks it is back up to my pre-pregnancy levels. My midwife has only checked for protein in my urine once a month or so ago and found none. I have no swelling, no vision changes, no pain in the upper right quadrant. My midwife has prescribed fioricet but I don't want to take it due to the risks. My question is...does this sound like a pre-e? Did anyone have pre-e that only presented with a persistant headache? What should I be doing to be my own advocate?

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