Is it normal to have a stomach ache with a migraine?

by Dr. David Watson & Teri Robert Health Professional & Patient Advocate

Full Question:

Is it normal to have a stomach ache with a migraine? I have a very bad headache with stomach pains. I am also very tired and a little dizzy. This has been going on for over a day. Jenna.


Dear Jenna;

A stomach ache can be a symptom of a Migraine. You can find more information about the phases of a Migraine and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine. If these are new symptoms for you, you should see your doctor to be sure they are from a Migraine and not something else.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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