I’ve had a severe migraine for 5 days that goes away temporarily when eating, especially sugary foods?

I’m female, 22 years old and 8 weeks pregnant. I’ve had a severe migraine for 5 days that goes away temporarily when eating, especially sugary foods, but comes back shortly after. I’m experiencing sensitivity to light, throbbing, and it hurts when I move suddenly. My pupils look small/constricted. Paracetamol has no effect. What could the cause be? Should I be worried? I’m taking sertraline 100mg for depression and anxiety, and pregnacare original.

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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

I think you are anaemic ..you should do a CBC asap ..in this period of pregnancy you should be receiving ironfolic acid supplements..do you?
Have you made a CBC recently.??
Headaches that disappears with eating sugary foods are usually due to hypotension which can be caused initially with anaemia..

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
In my opinion you have Hypoglycaemic headaches which can also cause you eye problems , i recommend avoiding too much sugar which as you experienced reliefs headache for a while but headaches will keep coming unless you lower your sugar intake , eat carbohydrates and proteins
Also i recommend both fasting and postbrandial sugar tests , you have trunk obesity(abdomin sides back ) take seriously
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this may be due to side effects of sertaline or transient hypoglycemia due to increased metabolism.
get a CBC and electrolytes checked.
thanks

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Just reduction of migraine triggers lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, sugary foods will improve your condition