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Migraines and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have terrible migraines also with IBS, and other gastro problems. Had all the test done. Colonoscopy, tube run into stomach. Nothing showed up. I have heard that people with IBS also suffer with bad gastro problems as well.
( I’m not talking about the nausea that comes with a migraine, but constant gastro issues) mainly IBS.
Anyone else struggle with this?/

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  • aks868
    3 years ago

    Absolutely! I have IBS and migraines. I have heard it said that our GI tract is our body’s second brain. It releases as many hormones as the rest of our body–or something close to that. Anyway, I get a lot of hormonal migraines, and I often have IBS as a precursor or a trigger to migraines as well. I have been having my GI and neurologist communicate with each other so that one doesn’t prescribe something that will aggravate the other. For example, my neuro initially wanted to give me anti-inflammatories, but they would upset my stomach so much that I would go on a merry-go-round of IBS-migraine-IBS days, so we had to try other things.

  • Kimwal author
    3 years ago

    My neuro said the many people with migraines often have IBS. Strange uh?

  • Luna
    3 years ago

    I struggle with bloat many days. The medical profession finds no reason for it except as gastric stasis as a side attraction from migraine. I do not have nausea and vomiting just bloat. Can’t find any way to really over come it. It just comes and goes. What a gas… ha ha!
    When I clicked on the blue IBS in your story it took me to other articles that talk about IBS. Hopefully they had some insights in them.
    I know that IBS by itself can be difficult. Have a cat with it.

  • michae
    3 years ago

    have same symptoms
    has to do with VIRGO RISING OR virgo moon
    y r not the thinker
    you r the eternal presence
    behind the thinking
    be still
    become aware BE IN THE N O W

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