KatSproule's picture

Pain killers such as Tylenol Good or Bad?

I just found out That I am pregnant. I Get really bad headaches all the time. I always have. I was wondering if it is bad to take pills such as Tylenol bad while you are pregnant?

Whoops_there_he_is's picture

That is a question you should discuss with your obstetrician.
With the history of headaches, I would ask you doctor.
Congrats! Best wishes to you!

Crosby, MN

acitez's picture

Tylenol taken as directed is usually well tolerated. I'd talk to a pharmacist, they consult for free.

concerned mom's picture
concerned mom

If you have to take anything, Tylenol is probably the safest drug during pregnancy to help reduce fever. As for the headaches, have you tried warm compresses? Of course you shld always consult w/ your OBGYN first before using any medication (even over the counter drugs, vitamins, ointments, etc. Hope this helps. Good luck!

2xstepmom's picture

Make sure you are getting suffiecient sleep and drink plenty of water. Dehydration can cause headaches during pregnancy, when you need to be drinking enough water for two.

Only2boys's picture

I just read that two glasses of Gatorade will take away a headache. Give it a try, instead of the tylenol.

Do you by chance have sinus or allergy problems that cause the headaches?

Talk to your obsetrician or midwife for advice.

mayamay's picture

If you need to use a pain medication, the way to minimize the risk of addiction is to take your medication BEFORE the pain gets really bad. If you wait until you are in agony before you take the drug, you are likely to develop a psychological dependence which is very difficult to overcome.

SecretB5StopsAcne's picture

Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medication may not work as well. For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose in the recommended amount of water, then drink.