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My friend has a bad headache and her stomach hurts. What should I do?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Migraine?

Headache with significant stomach upset is more common with migraine headaches, which need to be treated differently than the common muscle tension headache.
A good question to ask is whether light bothers his/her eyes with the headache. This would tend to confirm migraine headache. The special treatments for migraine include triptan medication (like imitrex) with our without something for nausea.

In brief: Migraine?

Headache with significant stomach upset is more common with migraine headaches, which need to be treated differently than the common muscle tension headache.
A good question to ask is whether light bothers his/her eyes with the headache. This would tend to confirm migraine headache. The special treatments for migraine include triptan medication (like imitrex) with our without something for nausea.
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