I am a 29 year old adult and I have been having episodes of abdominal migraines for around 10 years.
Basically what happens to me is that I will go from feeling fine to a weird kind of queasiness to a full blown attack within 5 to 10 minutes. Usually the queasiness comes directly after eating, although not always. My sensitivity to light and smell increases during this pre-attack period. Things I normally enjoy become almost noxious. I can drink coffee all day but during these episodes I can barley stand to be near it.
My attacks come with severe and debilitating stomach cramps with cyclic vomiting that can last anywhere from 12 hours to 4 days. During an episode I am unable to keep anything down, not even water, and this has led me to the E.R. Several times and admittance a few times. Dehydration becomes a major concern during.
It took a long time and a lot of tests and hospital visits to find this diagnosis but I’m pretty confident it is the correct one.
I was wondering if there are any other adults who suffer from this on this forum. While it is relatively common in children it rarely carries on or develop in adulthood.