Have you ever had a migraine headache? Have you ever had stomach problems so severe that the pains are similar to a migraine headache, except they are in your stomach? Has your child had those symptoms? The severe abdominal pains could also be accompanied by persistent vomiting. Young children often have just such episodes, without any headaches. They are called stomach migraines. They are real, and they are painful. Those not treated adequately as children often grow to be adults who have the problem.
Stomach migraines often start in children. Children with migraines often grow to become adults with migraines, according to experts. The abdominal pain that accompanies a stomach migraine may often last up to two hours. That pain may be accompanied by headache nausea, vomiting, flushing, and pallor. There is no headache or fever with such episodes.
According to the article, Stomach Migraines, on http://www.headacheupdates.com, medical doctors widely accept the fact that stomach migraines are real. The bad news is there is not much news about how to treat it. There has been some success in treating the disease with Valproic acid (VPA).
If the stomach migraines are less frequent, migraine medicines are used. These can include anti nausea medications, NSAIDs, the triptans, and Midrin. What medicines are used can be determined by the age of the patient. Sometimes, if the attacks are frequent, the same preventive therapies used for migraine headaches and headache remedies used in treating severe headaches can be used.
According to the article, Are You Suffering From Stomach Migraine? on the healthcenter.com, a stomach migraine usually starts in childhood. Afflicted children often suddenly have acute, sudden stomach pains that are unexplained. These are then followed by the other symptoms described earlier.
Such attacks might be two or three hours in length. Those affected by stomach migraine are usually sick for 72 hours. If stomach pain lasts more than three hours, this might be a sign that the person has stomach migraines. Another indicator that a sick person might have it is that the disease comes on with no apparent reason. In addition, those with stomach migraines often get worse if they are exposed to light, smells, stress, or anxiety.
While stomach migraines are common in children, the problem is if the child that is afflicted with the disease does not receive adequate treatment, he is much more likely to have the problem as an adult.
Stomach migraines can also temporarily have their vision affected. They may only see part of something they are focusing on, all the while seeing only an aura around the rest of whatever it is they are looking at.
According to the article, Abdominal Migraine, on http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com, the disease is rare in adults, unless they were afflicted with it as children. It is fairly common in children, however, with 2-4% of all children having it.
If you have a child who has any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Stomach Migraine, no author listed, headacheupdates.com
Are You Suffering From Stomach Migraine? no author listed, thehealthcarecenter.com
Abdominal Migraine, no author listed, relieve-migraine-headache.com