For some of us who have migraines, the nausea that often occurs during migraine attacks can be the worst of our symptoms. It can be more severe and debilitating than the pain of a migraine attack. Moreover, it can truly wreak havoc with any oral medications we might take during a migraine. Many migraineurs have commented that keeping their meds down during a migraine is one of their biggest treatment challenges because of severe nausea and vomiting.
BUT, Here's a Vital Question:
Is the severe nausea and the accompanying vomiting truly making the meds, "not stay down?" The very, very important answer to that questions is, " Probably not entirely. " You may have read about gastric stasis and how it can keep oral medications from absorbing correctly and being optimally effective. That's not uncommon, but even if gastric stasis is a problem, SOME of the medication can enter our system within seconds of swallowing it.
Here's a Huge Problem:
Some of the same migraineurs who have commented t...
When you have a Migraine attack, do your Migraine symptoms include nausea and vomiting? If so, do you find yourself reaching for your toothbrush during a Migraine as a result? If you do, you may be harming your teeth while you freshen your breath and the taste in your mouth.
You may have seen some of the television commercials, magazine articles, or other information recently that advise us not to brush our teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and beverages. There's a good, solid reason for this advice. When we consume acidic foods and beverages, the acids from them stay coat our teeth and temporarily soften the enamel on them. Brushing our teeth immediately can brush the acids into the enamel layer and damage the softened enamel.
Nobody wants to discuss it, but the same thing happens when we vomit. The acids in our stomach that are there to digest foods get on our teeth and can soften the enamel just as the acids in foods and beverages.
So, what can we ...
This article has been updated. For the most current information please go to the new article , Thank you! Abdominal Migraine is a form of Migraine seen mainly in children. It's most common in children ages five- to nine-years-old, but can occur in adults as well. Abdominal Migraine consists primarily of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. It was recognized as a form of Migraine disease as links were made to other family members having Migraines and children who had this disorder grew into adults with Migraine with and without aura. Most children who experience abdominal Migraine eventually develop Migraine with aura and/or Migraine without aura. The diagnostic criteria for abdominal Migraine, as established by the International Headache Society, are: A. At least 5 attacks fulfilling criteria B–D B. Attacks of abdominal pain lasting 1-72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated C. Abdominal pain has all of the following characteristics: midline location, per...
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