Nausea / Vomiting and Migraine: 10 Facts

Nausea / Vomiting and Migraine

  1. N/V: one of the most common symptoms of migraine.
  2. Childhood N/V disorders may be migraine or indicate future migraine.
  3. Nausea could be an early sign of migraine – hours before headache (if there is headache).
  4. There’s no nausea in occasional tension-type headache (TTH), but could be in more constant or chronic TTH.
  5. Typical treatment of migraine often fights N/V also (ie triptans, biofeedback).
  6. Many patients take suppositories, transdermal meds, etc. to avoid problems with pills that go through the digestive system.
  7. Some medications specifically fight N/V, such as metoclopramide, dimenhydrinate, and promethazine.
  8. Some supplements may treat/prevent N/V,such as feverfew and ginger.
  9. Talk to your doctor.  It can be dangerous to take multiple medications/supplements at the same time.
  10. Common sense: Stay hydrated, relax, and eat bland foods when you can.

For more, check out Migraine nausea, Nausea – still a Major Migraine Problem, and for specific general information on the headache disorders mentioned above, the 2nd Edition of The International Headache Classification.

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  • Migraine is a result of the imbalance in nutrients. To counterbalance that juices like carrot, beetroot and cucumber juice.

  • Selena Wilson Sep 26, 2013

    “Migraine is an imbalance in supplements”?..excuse me, what is your medical degree?
    Even years of scientific study by actual scientists and doctors have not yielded an answer as to the cause of migraine, which attacks the body with a host of symptoms and is treated as a neurological disorder. The reigning theory at present is actually that it is caused by a genetic mutation and that is why it seems to run in families.
    I know this because I actually follow the migraine research foundation’s official web page.
    Perhaps before stating something as fact, you should know that it actually is fact.

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