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Abdominal Migraine


What is Abdominal Migraine?

Abdominal Migraine is also known as periodic syndrome, Childhood Cyclic Vomiting. Abdominal migraine is an idiopathic disorder seen mainly in children between the age of 5-9 years old and more common in female than male. The attak of Abdominal Migraine occurs at ant time but frequently first thing in the morning on waking which lasts for 1 to 72 hours. It is mainly located in the upper mid-abdomen.

Symptoms of Abdominal Migraine

  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Flushing
  • Anorexia
  • Phonophobia - sensitivity to sound
  • Slowing of pulse rate

How to treat Abdominal Migraine?

  • Abortive medicines like Imitrex, Zomig, Maxalt, are recommended.
  • Simple analgesicmedicines may be useful in relieving attacks.
  • Low doses of tricyclic antidepressants and flunarizine, a calcium channel blocker, should also be given.








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