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Migraines with neck/shoulder pain and upset stomach

I have been suffering from migraine since very long. When it started, it used to be gone by third day on its own without any medication.But gradually, the severity, frequency and duration of the my migraine has increased. Normal paracetamols , ipuprofen do not work for me. I used to take Vasograin to stop the throbbing pain but nowadays, it also does not work. My trigger factors have also increased during this course of time. Now, I can feel that any kind of neck or shoulder pain is going to be converted into migraines. I am not sure if there is any spine or nerve related issue. Also, I have always been suffering from nausea, extreme vomiting, upset stomach, indigestion, belching during migraine attacks and vice-versa. So, now I feel that my stomach and migraines attacks are related in some ways. Are these symptoms common in migraine or it is too much for a migraine attack? Please help or suggest if you are facing same problems and what solutions have you found?
P.S.- I have had my MRI, CT scan and Endoscopy for stomach done in previous years. Everything’s normal there.

  1. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your story with us. You're not alone in having these symptoms, many of us with migraine experience them as well. It's not uncommon to have stomach issues which can be part of the migraine attack.
    There are a number of options to treat migraine including medications, supplements, devices, complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications, and most of us use a combination of these.
    I would encourage you to reach out to your doctor and see what options he/she has to offer. Finding one who is well educated in migraine and headache disorders is essential.
    Please keep me posted, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team

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