Quoting Rhodes40:“ wish those headache meds worked for me!!!!!!! i have a long history of headaches and migranes and my ... [snip!] ... wont give me fiorcet with codein even though my first ob said i could take it. so im stuck with a migrane everyday all day ”
I'm in the same boat. My OB's view is "if regular tylenol doesn't work, nothing else will either" which is bull because I've been on numerous different scripts that worked just fine, and one of them was the same thing my sister took during both of her pregnancies for herniated discs in her back. But she won't give me anything, so I suffer for the greater good.
As for all the herbals and such, thank you OP! I'm all about trying natural remedies before resorting to medicines, but a few of these are new to me and I will definitely be remembering them!
Also, a big no-no for herbals, do not use ANYTHING with Blue Cohosh, unless you are close to L&D and doctor said to. It can cause miscarriage (anyone watch True Blood? That's what Arlene used to try to terminate her pregnancy) because it stimulates the uterus into contracting. It's occasionally used to help induce labor, but obviously by that point we WANT our uterine muscles to push the baby out, where as in earlier pregnancy it should be absolutely avoided unless a doctor says otherwise.