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Migraine so bad i'm throwing up. What can I do?

Migraine so bad i'm throwing up. What can I do?

Medicine: Nausea and vomiting commonly accompany migraine headaches. If you are having migraines that are severe and frequent, you could benefit from a daily prophylactic medication. Ask your doctor what would be the best choice for you. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more


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Had 3 different symptoms of a migraine but now I have these feeling of throwing up how to treat this migraine ?

Had 3 different symptoms of a migraine but now I have these feeling of throwing up how to treat this migraine ?

Migraine + nausea: Nausea & vomiting are symptoms of migraine that can be managed separately w/anti-emetics. Depending upon frequency of migraine, you might consider prevention w/daily medication. Or just take meds ASAP to stop migraine early on before gets devastating. Chat w/your Family Doc about options. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/basics/definition/con-20026358 ...Read more

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Why did I start feeling faint and shakey after throwing up from migraine?

Why did I start feeling faint and shakey after throwing up from migraine?

Syncope: A migraine produces a host of changes in vascular tone in blood vessels that are in the brain. The end result of vasodilation of these vessels is a stimulation of central reflexes that stimulate the vagus nerve. This nerve in turn stimulates the stomach and has important nervous effects on the heart. The end result--vasodilation (low bp), along w nausea and a slow heart rate-a vasovagal event. ...Read more

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Solutions to migraine headache when trying to fall asleep and having that feeling of throwing up?

Solutions to migraine headache when trying to fall asleep and having that feeling of throwing up?

Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of migraine headaches and throwing up when i get my period?

What could be the cause of migraine headaches and throwing up when i get my period?

Menstrual Migraine: Some women have perimenstrual migraines due to hormonal changes. Your doctor can help you with them. ...Read more

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I have hypo thyroidism and I am prone to migraine with lot of throwing up. My temples are mostly swollen and pain ful if I apply pressure, pls help?

I have hypo thyroidism and  I am prone to migraine with lot of throwing up. My temples are mostly swollen and pain ful  if I apply pressure, pls help?

Temporal arteritis: can present with tender blood vessels in the temple. This typically occurs in people older than 60. A blood test called an erythrocyte sedimentation rate is done and will be elevated if there is an inflammatory process involving the temporal arteries. Treatment is with steroids. Scalp tenderness can occur with migraine but is not typically localized to the temple. ...Read more

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I have been throwing up non-stop for 24 hours. Not pregnant. No other symptoms. Huge migraine, shaking and dizzy. What can I do? Took zofran (ondansetron).

See a physican ASAP: If you have been throwing up continuously for 24 hours, you need to see a physician quickly to find the underlying cause. Make sure you keep yourself hydrated and get electrolytes in you as well. Fluid solution with sugar & slight salt will help you retain more water in your system. Store bought gatorade will also do the trick. Hope you feel better soon. Go to the er and get help. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Throwing Up (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more