9/17/07 #7 - Bouts of abdominal pain, nausea and occasional vomiting?

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    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.
     

     

     

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    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.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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Published On: September 16, 2007