Patient Comments: Abdominal Migraines - Signs and Symptoms

What were the signs and symptoms of abdominal migraines for you or your child?

Comment from: MN Mom, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 09

When my daughter tells us her eyes hurt, that"s the first clue. Then she experiences cyclic vomiting for 3 to 4 hours. Once the vomiting stops, she needs to just sleep for about 4 hours. She will often shiver when she is in the vomiting stage and will cry, and gets very lethargic. She"s learned to avoid things like the merry go round, which has triggered episodes, but there are times with no obvious trigger.

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Comment from: Gisele, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I have suffered with abdominal migraines for years and just today asked my physician for help. I usually get cold, feel like I need sleep, but my body will not sleep and then the vomiting and dry heaves begin and can last hours. Today I was given Zofran to see if that helps. Sleep is what brings it to closure. The article was very helpful.

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Comment from: Victoria, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 26

My child has had intense pain on and off for 10 days, residing in lower back kidney area and abdomen.

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