I have an allergy to acetaminophen. I'm almost 13 weeks pregnant. Are there any alternatives?
I'm having a difficult time getting into a doctor due to insurance. I should be able to see one before Christmas but I have had multiple migraines and am hoping for a little relief. I can't use cold or heat and am staying in a cool dark room but they still last up to three days. I have a history of chronic migraines which eventually lead to my serotonin syndrome diagnosis.
Your not being able to be treated with acetaminophen due to
allergic reactions may be a blessing in disguise. Acetaminophen has been
associated with causing ADHD behavior in children whose mothers were treated
with this OTC medication. Let's look at the alternatives to Acetaminophen:
should be avoided or taken with caution
after discussing with your doctor-
Many other OTC medications used to treat pain such as
Ibuprofen and Naproxen should be used with caution, avoided during the 3rd
trimester of pregnancy, and taken only after consulting with your physician. Also,
aspirin is contraindicated for usage by all pregnant women.
may be considered to treat pain safely in pregnant women after physician
The best options for treating pain in pregnant are natural
remedy herbs such as follows:
A prescription drug that may be considered by your doctor as
an alternative to acetaminophen is Tramadol/Ultram.
Natural treatments may include Muscle Massage, Epson salts
bathing, and Chiropractor manipulation.
Migraine headaches can be extremely painful and
deserve a through diagnostic workup to determine their cause. Treatment of
migraine headaches should be directed at
specific causes such as stress and hormonal. Identifying and removing migraine
headache triggers is highly recommended. Also, determine if your doctor
will suggest treatment options through phone/email consulation
without costing you the office visit expense.
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