Daughter gets nausea and cramping for 2 days. Abdominal Migraine?

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    I have a 13 year old daughter that gets nauseated and sometimes stomach cramping with it about 4 times a year that usually lasts 2 days. She won't eat and can't go to school. She feels miserable during these times. i usually give her medicine for acid reflux (Nexium or Prilosec) with Mylanta and it has no positive effect. Could these be abdominal migraines? She has had nausea for the last day and a half with no stomach pain. She has a chronic condition of some sort. What do you suggest? Sara.


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    Dear Sara;


    Yes, this could be abdominal Migraine. For more information, see Abdominal Migraine - The Basics.

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    Our suggestion? Take your daughter to the doctor to find out if this is abdominal Migraine or something else and what to do for her when these episodes occur.


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Published On: January 17, 2012