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Abdominal Migraines

Has anybody over 50 experienced abdominal migraines? If so can you please tell me what the pain is like?

  1. Hi , Thanks for your question. Although more common in children, it is quite possible to experience as an adult. There is a helpful forum thread where this topic is discussed. You may want to check this out. - https://migraine.com/topic/adult-abdominal-migraine/. While others may be along shortly to share what they experience, in the meantime, this overview will also provide you with what the typical symptoms are & what they may feel like. - https://migraine.com/migraine-types/abdominal-migraine/. Sure hope this helps, but please reach out anytime!

    1. Hello Sandyands.
      I joined migraine.com to basically ask this same question.
      I am 58 years old and a week ago tomorrow we were at our daughters home when I developed crippling pain just below my navel. It was so severe that I couldn’t stand. I felt that I was going to pass out and had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance. They said I was ashen looking and I was drenched in perspiration. It scared my family and me. Amazingly all test results were normal, after much blood work numerous xrays and ctscan. They gave me so much pain meds fentanyl then dilaudid, that I am still experiencing some rebound.
      Since then I have been educating myself on what to do if this occurs again.

      1. Hi, I was diagnosed at about 48 years of age. It was a long time coming. I didn't understand where or why I had such horrific pain in my stomach. The pain was so bad I would faint. My children witnessed some of these fainting spells and were very scared. This disrupted my whole family. I even was misdiagnosed with appendicitis and had an appendectomy. Finally after I moved to Ann Arbor, MI saw a wonderful GI specialist and was diagnosed properly. I haven't had a fainting spell since.

        1. I30un4, I am so glad to hear you were able to get a proper diagnosis and you are feeling better as a result. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. ~Melanie Merritt (Migraine.com team member)

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