Constant stomach pain, daily Migraines?

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    Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back.

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    Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.

     

     

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    Dear Chrissy;

     

    Stomach pain can be a symptom of Migraine, but what you're describing could be something else entirely. That said, nobody can diagnose via the Internet. That can be done only by a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination.

     

    In your case, you may actually need to see two doctors. A gastroenterologist would be the type of doctor to help you figure out what's going on with your stomach. For your Migraines, if your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

     

    Don't lose hope on the Migraine front. We have many treatment options, and a specialist will be able to help you.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: January 12, 2010