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
- Extreme fatigue
- 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.