Patient Comments: Abdominal Migraine - Treatments

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What treatments have been effective for your child's abdominal migraines? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Alisoncs, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I'm 27, and I've had abdominal migraines for a decade. The doctor said I was too old to get them, but given that they sometimes come on at the same time as regular migraines, and they respond to Imitrex, they are clearly abdominal migraines. If your child is old enough for Imitrex, I highly recommend the 50 mg tablets. The generic is sumatriptan, and I have not noticed any difference between generic and name brand. On the other hand, Zomig did not touch the symptoms.

Comment from: BabyMomma, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

My daughter started having abdominal migraines when she was 7. She would get really sick, turn pale, refuse to eat or drink, and lose about 10 lb. in 2 weeks. Her episodes lasted for weeks. After she was diagnosed when she was 10, the only thing that worked for her was to adhere to a strict diet: gluten free, no nitrates, nitrites, fake sugars, or MSG, and limited citrus. I read every label, every time. She seems to be doing much better and is actually growing.

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