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Migraine with cyclic vomiting

I will be 72 in a few days. I've had migraines for as long as I can remember but before ever being diagnosed. When my family was still at home, I always wondered why it was that I was the only one who was getting sick so often. Once my headache starts I also start vomiting - continuously. Thankfully my headaches don't last more than one or two days. Most often, once the headache starts to leave,I am slowly able to start a sip of fluids.. There are times the vomiting does not stop and I have to make a trip to Urgent Care for rehydration fluids. That seems to stop the cycle of vomiting thankfully.
I am wondering if anyone else has a similar kind of experience?

  1. Hi GramNeNe,

    Great question! Thank you for reaching out and asking. I've not experienced this before, but it certainly sounds awful. Hopefully others will be along shortly to share their story with you.

    In the meantime, I would encourage you to seek out help from your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. Once you have an accurate diagnosis, you'll be able to learn about your particular type of migraine and/or headache disorder and get the proper treatment.

    Best of luck!
    Nancy

    1. Hi GramNeNe....

      I am so sorry that you are having to go through this! I have Chronic MIgraine Syndrome and often experience nausea and vomitting..

      My doctor has prescribed an anti-nausea medication I actually take daily as part of my daily preventative regime. I would check with my doctor to see what they would recommend for you. As my Migraine Specialist felt very strongly that the nausea must be controlled very quickly if the migraine is going to get controlled.

      Hope you feel better!

      Gretchen
      ShakinthePainAway
      Contributor- Migraine.com & ParkinsonsDisease.net

      1. Hello GramNeNe,

        I wanted you to know how much I sympathise and understand what you are experiencing. I had the same experience of vomiting once the migrane took hold. I could go on like this for 3-4 days. It is so frightening. Like you I also ended up in A&E and on a drip with fluids, by which time I was very week. I am 51.

        I also agree that trying to work with a professional to identify the type of migrane and potentially the source of the migrane is so important.

        I have managed to keep my migranes at bay now for a long while (with exercise and food choices) and wish I was able to help someone else. I know all cases are different.

        I hope your experience will improve.
        Take Care

        1. Hi MMFTK,

          Thank you for sharing your supportive comments with us. I'm thrilled to hear you've been able to reduce your migraine attack frequency - YAY!!

          Please keep us posted,
          Nancy

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