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Full Question: My wife suffers from Migraines. She is 19, nonsmoker and nondrinker. Recently (for a little over a week now) she has started complaining of severe and sharp head pains and nausea. She said that it was unlike any pain that she has previously had. She also has problems with severe head pains while trying to have a bowel movement, as she has to strain very hard to do so lately. Tonight was the first time her severe head pains have turned into throbbing pains and from there they went back and forth, until she had to take some medicine for Migraine pains. All of this started, like I said, a little over a week ago, right after she had a few bad Migraines almost back to back (about 3 in roughly 2 weeks). My question is, can her severe pains be caused from Migraines and can that also cause her to have those pains while straining to have a bowel movement? Can an overabundance of stress cause this? I hope you can help to shed some light on this subject for me. Thank You, James. &...
Emesis; Vomiting; Stomach upset; Upset stomach
It is important to stay hydrated. Try frequent, small amounts of clear liquids, such as electrolyte solutions. Other clear liquids -- such as water, ginger ale, or fruit juices -- also work unless the vomiting is severe or it is a baby who is vomiting.
For breast-fed babies, breast milk is usually best. Formula-fed babies usually need clear liquids.
Don't drink too much at one time. Stretching the stomach can make nausea and vomiting worse. Avoid solid foods until there has been no vomiting for six hours, and then work slowly back to a normal diet.
An over-the-counter bismuth stomach remedy like Pepto-Bismol is effective for upset stomach, nausea, indigestion, and diarrhea. Because it contains aspirin-like salicylates, it should NOT be used in children or teenagers who might have (or recently had) chickenpox or the flu.
Most vomiting comes from mild viral or food-related illnes...
When we have a migraine, we need our medications to work. We need them to work consistently and as quickly as possible. Researchers are finding, however, that if we're nauseous when we take oral triptans (medications such as Imitrex (sumatriptan), Maxalt (rizatriptan), Zomig (zolmitriptan), etc.), we may not achieve the relief we need. One study , which reviewed the evidence from two large clinical trial databases, showed this to be problematic.
"The objective of this paper is to review evidence showing that migraine patients who are nauseated before using oral triptans tend to have a poor treatment response, as well as to establish a framework for further investigation of the association between response to oral medications and pretreatment nausea among migraineurs."
Response to Oral Triptans In Patients with Nausea At Baseline:
Researchers reviewed the impact of nausea before taking oral triptans from two large clinical trial databases.
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