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A 27-year-old female asked:

can having weight loss surgery make my migraines get any worse ?

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Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Not likely: Generally I am not aware of migraines being related to the obesity or that they improve or worsen after bariatric surgery. You need to know that after the gastric bypass you need to stay away from nsaids such as motrin, ibuprofen, alleve, naprosyn (naproxen). Discuss the medications you use for migraine headaches with your pmd, neurologist andvd bariatric surgeon to make sure all are on the same page.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Unlikely: Am not aware that this surgery affects migraines in any way.
Dr. Marc Neff
Specializes in General Surgery
Weight loss surgery: Migraines can be the result of a variety of environmental, hormonal, and dietary factors. Some medications may be helpful in controlling the symptoms. Some patients have improvement in their headaches with weight loss. But, some patients may experience worsening of their headaches related to low blood sugar or dehydration. This could be compounded if there is any medication malabsorption.

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