There are times when people have all the accompanying symptoms of migraine headaches. However, they do not experience the headaches per se. What they feel is an acute pain in their abdominal region. These migraines are called stomach migraines. Stomach migraine is considered as a form of disease. The results of these migraines include recurrent vomiting and abdominal pain, often so intestinal that interfere with everyday life.
Because stomach migraine does not have the usual headache that migraine migraine, it can be very hard to tell when a person has stomach migraine. And although it is recognized as a serious type of migraine, there is little information about stomach migraines. Bulk of the available information relates to the symptoms of stomach migraine like sensitivity to light, irritability, diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc. It is more common in children but adults can still have this condition. These migraines are characterized by periodic bouts of abdominal pain that lasts for hours accompanied by paleness, vomiting and possibly fever. But little is written about the migraine itself
In children, it is very hard to diagnose cases of stomach migraines primarily because children can have a hard time communicating what they are feeling. They may also not be as keen in observing symptoms as adults. Also, when children undergo tests, often, the results do not show much information. This makes this condition very hard to diagnose. Also, it can be confused with other medical conditions such as appendicitis.
The likelihood that a child with abdominal migraine will still have migraines as an adult is high. But as the child becomes an adult, the symptoms of migraines will most likely change to something more typical such as that of head migraines. Because of this, it is necessary that the disease is understood early on so as to minimize its effect on a child. Migraines, in some cases, can have permanent consequences. It is best to treat a child very early in the migraine's progress. It also decrees the probability of the child becoming an adult with migraines.
When a patient is diagnosed with stomach migraines most doctors and specialists prescribe VPA or valproic acid to relieve suffering from those migraines. Some of them occur periodically. But for most of the stomach migraine cases that are infrequent, preventive or prophylaxis treatment is used. One example is Propranolol. It is a drug class known as beta-blockers. This medicine has proven to be effective in treating migraines in children. Medication for migraines in the head are used to treat migraines in the stomach. These medications include anti-nausea medications, triptans, etc. Other treatments include non-drug migraine treatments that have been helpful in both children and adults, such as relaxation techniques. Other medications include cyproheptadine and Midrin. These medications are known to affect the levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain. It also contains a mild sedative and acetaminophen.