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My 15 year old daughter has been complaining of a stomach ache off and on for a few months. She has even ended up in the nurse’s office at school a few times. How do I know if she really has a stomach ache or if she is just trying to avoid going to school?
There are many reasons for stomach pain and stomach aches so it might take some investigation to get to the root cause of the problem. First, you and your daughter may need to discuss her diet and lifestyle.
· Eating on the run?
· Skipping meals?
· Eating fast food?
· Drinking soda, sports drinks, coffee, energy drinks? Mega sized drinks?
· Does she eat meals with the family?
· Eating a balance of car...
Is it normal to have a stomach ache with a migraine? I have a very bad headache with stomach pains. I am also very tired and a little dizzy. This has been going on for over a day. Jenna.
A stomach ache can be a symptom of a Migraine. You can find more information about the phases of a Migraine and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine . If these are new symptoms for you, you should see your doctor to be sure they are from a Migraine and not something else.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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