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Migraines and Breastfeeding

I've suffered from migraines for 6 years now. I get them about 2 times a week and since i am bf the medicines i can take are limited and usually dont help. Benadryl has helped but i have restless leg syndrome, and benadryl makes it worse. Vicodin does help, but i don't have insurance to keep getting it filled. I now know not to ever eat things with MSG in it. Does anyone have any remedies to prevent them, and relieve them?

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Asked by RenaJean at 12:32 AM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Health

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  • I have migraines and I'm BFing as well. I take advil and snuggle down with an ice pack on my head and pray. You can check and talk with your doctor or LC about what is best for you. GL


    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 12:47 AM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • I take warm showers in the dark and use a heated mattress pad. I was told to stay away from red foods, seems to work. I also read that gatorade can help with migranes. I don't like it so I haven't tried it.

    Answer by t1gger143 at 2:48 AM on Jan. 20, 2009

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