Headache in pregnancy

Headache is a frequent symptom in women of childbearing age and during pregnancy

Dawn A. Marcus

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • Headache is a frequent symptom in women of childbearing age and during pregnancy
  • Benign and pathologic headaches may change in response to changes in estrogen after conception
  • Treatment options are limited during pregnancy, a variety of effective medication and nonmedication treatments are available and should be offered to women with benign headaches that persist into the second trimester of pregnancy
  • Pain 2001, 89:107–110.This article reviews current literature demonstrating an important role for central sensitization in migraine symptoms and pathogenesis
  • Headache 2001, 41:351–356.Large-scale pregnancy outcome data from the Swedish Medical Birth Registry of 905 treated pregnant migraineurs, including 658 patients who were using sumatriptan

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