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What is the treatment of abdominal migraine?

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In brief: .Depends

If they are occurring frequently, i will give a migraine prevention medications.
One thing that you have watch out for, is the use of triptans such as imitrex (sumatriptan). It can make these migraines without headaches worse.

In brief: .Depends

If they are occurring frequently, i will give a migraine prevention medications.
One thing that you have watch out for, is the use of triptans such as imitrex (sumatriptan). It can make these migraines without headaches worse.
Dr. William Shaffer
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a specialist

Abdominal migraine may be more common than medical professionals realize.
As this variant is more common in pediatric patients they sometimes are mistaken for gastrointestinal illness. If you have been given a diagnosis of abdominal migraine, you should see a specialist for treatment. Neurologists who have done headache fellowships or specialize in migraine are ideal. Ask your doc for a referral.

In brief: See a specialist

Abdominal migraine may be more common than medical professionals realize.
As this variant is more common in pediatric patients they sometimes are mistaken for gastrointestinal illness. If you have been given a diagnosis of abdominal migraine, you should see a specialist for treatment. Neurologists who have done headache fellowships or specialize in migraine are ideal. Ask your doc for a referral.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Usually in children

Abdominal migraine, to put it as simply as possible, is involves pain in the abdomen, even when there's no headache.
Typically, the pain lasts about two hours, but anywhere from 1-72 hours. Between attacks, things are fine. Sometimes there are other symptoms, such as nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light, irritability, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache (though not always).

In brief: Usually in children

Abdominal migraine, to put it as simply as possible, is involves pain in the abdomen, even when there's no headache.
Typically, the pain lasts about two hours, but anywhere from 1-72 hours. Between attacks, things are fine. Sometimes there are other symptoms, such as nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light, irritability, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache (though not always).
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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