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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. &...
Full Question: For as long as I can remember I have been having bouts of abdominal pain, nausea and occasionally vomiting. I am now 69 and the vomiting is mainly absent. As a child the vomiting was sometimes severe with delirium on a few occasions. About five years ago, a physician diagnosed abdominal migraine which he told me was relatively common in children but that most adults "got over it." Any comments appreciated and advice about medication/prevention, etc. Mary. Answer: Dear Mary; Your observation is correct: a lot of the severe abdominal symptoms seem to diminish over time. I like metochlopramide (Reglan) which is cheap, effective and free of sedating side effects. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to r...
I have been having off and on severe headaches for about two years now. They seem to be brought on by either stress or dry hot air hitting my face (like a car heater or just a heat duct blowing on me) I have been using a humidifier in the winter at home and at work, which has seemed to help somewhat. When they come on, I am very sick to my stomach, and my head feels like it is in a vice grip. Then I become very sensitive to light and noise. I can't take normal medications, because I have had a kidney transplant. The headaches started before the transplant and continue to this day. Do you have any ideas as to what this might be? Does it even sound like a migraine? My paternal grandmother had migraines and my sister does as well, but infrequently and normally before her menstrual cycle. Any suggestions or ideas for me? Jill .
What you describe could be Migraines, especially given your family history of Migraine. However, nobody can di...
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