Low dose aspirin may be used for prophylaxis

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.691b (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:691
  1. Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Senior registrar in obstetric medicine,
  2. Michael De Swiet, Consultant physician
  1. Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital for Women, London W6 0XG

    EDITOR,—Peter J Goadsby and Jes Olesen do not mention the use of low dose aspirin to prevent migraine.1 Migraine is common in pregnancy, both in women with a history of migrainous headaches and as a phenomenon related to pregnancy in women without such a history. Sometimes the presentation may be dramatic, with hemiplegic migraine. Migraine accounts for almost a third of neurological problems encountered in our obstetric medicine clinic and is the diagnosis in about 4% of all women referred.2

    Because drugs …

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