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Can you have stomach migraine?

I used to have migraines that just affected one side of my head. As I have got older, these are rare but I do have terrible cramps in my stomach from time to time when I get stressed. Could this be a migraine but affecting my stomach or is it IBS instead? Thank you

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi 1rkxc84,

    Thank you for your question. Acephalgic, or silent migraine can present like a migraine attack without the headache phase. You can read more about that here;

    I wish I could tell you whether or not this was a migraine attack or IBS, but only your doctor can do that. I would encourage you to have a conversation with him/her to figure out what is going on.

    Please keep us posted,

  • Beef
    1 year ago

    I’ve been suffering from intense abdominal cramping and urethral burning and I thought it might be abdominal migrains but whenI take my migrain pill sumitritain it doesn’t help with the pain at all so don’t think that’s what this is. I don’t know about yours sorry your in pain

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