8/13/07 #8 - Is there any such thing as abdominal migraine?

Ask the Clinician Health Pro
  • Full Question:
    Is there any such thing as abdominal migraine? What are the symptoms, causes, treatment, etc. So far I had listened about the headache/migraine. m.c.



    Answer:


    Dear M.C.;


    Abdominal Migraine is a form of Migraine in which the Migraineur generally experiences no headache, but does have more intense gastrointestinal symptoms - nausea and vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. The cause of Abdominal Migraine is the same as other forms of Migraine. It's a genetic neurological disease, and individual Migraine attacks are brought on by Migraine triggers. Triggers may be certain foods, changes in weather, bad sleep patterns, fluorescent lighting, and others. Treatment for Abdominal Migraine is similar to that for Migraine with aura or Migraine without aura. Migraine abortive medications such as the triptans - Imitrex, Zomig, Maxalt, etc., are often prescribed. Medications for nausea and vomiting such as Reglan and Phenergan can also be prescribed. You can read more in Abdominal Migraine - the Basics.

    Add This Infographic to Your Website or Blog With This Code:

    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.



    About Ask the Clinician:

    Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and Migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert.


    If you have a question, please click HERE. Accepted questions will be answered by publishing the answers here. Due to the number of questions submitted, no questions will be answered privately, and questions will be accepted only when submitted via THIS FORM. Please do not submit questions via email, private message, or SharePost comments. Thank you.


    Please note: We cannot handle emergencies or diagnose via the Internet. Please do not ask us to diagnose; see your physician for diagnosis.


    We hope you find this general medical and health information useful, but this Q & A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. For all personal medical and health matters, including decisions about diagnoses, medications and other treatment options, you should always consult your doctor. See full Disclaimer.

Published On: August 13, 2007