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Liver/Galbladder associated with Migraine

  • By Jo1950

    Have been having gallbladder attacks last three weeks. In the research I have been doing, there’s a strong association with liver/gallbladder issues causing migraine/headache.

    The toxins building up in the gallbladder/liver can trigger a migraine. My migraines have been out of control last several months and now going thru gallbladder attacks which are quite severe. So, waiting out the gallbladder attacks to see if I can either pass a stone or go to the ER for further intervention……………..arugh !!

    So, thought this was an interesting bit of information to pass along here 🙂

    Debbie

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  • By Jo1950

    One more thing, with the beginning of my liver disease, I had a blood test for ammonia in the blood, which mine was high. I have been fighting the high ammonia levels in my blood last two years and my HMO has not been great in getting to the bottom of what’s causing this. But I do have NAFLD (non alcoholic fatty liver disease).

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    HI Debbie!

    I’m so sorry you are having trouble with your gallbladder and liver. I hope they find some answers on your liver soon!

    I had my gallbladder out in 2001 without complications, thankfully.

    When our body is out of whack, or homeostasis, a migraine attack may be triggered. So for example when I have a cold/virus I see an uptick in my migraine attack frequency. Just like our strong triggers, when organs give us trouble, this may increase our migraine attack frequency.

    Fingers crossed this resolves ASAP!!
    Nancy

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  • By Jo1950

    Hi Nancy ~ Thank you for responding to my post *smiles*. I had to fire my current primary doctor as he did not want to treat me with this gallbladder issue and was refusing to even see me, which I don’t get. He refused to refer me on to a GI doc too, so since I am with an HMO, I got rid of him and will be seeing a new primary on Monday. There was no patient quality with this doctor which shocked me.

    The liver/gallbladder connection has soo many vital functions for the body and right now this condition is making me feel soo unwell and out of sorts. Fortunately I found Maxalt MLT and that is helping stop the migraines dead in it’s tract.

    I was surprised while watching several YouTube videos that migraines were the top symptoms when a liver or gallbladder goes awry. But I guess when any organ has difficulty a migraine can present itself. The body is soo complicated and when functions are compromised then the body becomes vulnerable.

    Glad to hear that you suffered from no complications when you had your gallbladder out in 2001 🙂

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Thank you for the update Jo1950,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your primary care doctor, but happy to hear you’ll be seeing a new one. I hope your visit when well!

    Looking forward to hearing more from you,
    Nancy

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  • By Dawn

    Oh wow I’m going through bloods now and liver and blood pallet are not right gotta have more test next week scary isn’t it wen it ur liver I’m worried trying to stay calm and not get my stress level awake or I bring on aura hope your ok with it now good luck x

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  • By Jo1950

    I understand Dawn ~ My migraine has been very active the worst my liver becomes. I am due for a liver biopsy next week.

    I had to cut out alot of friends recently who are just not there for me anymore and were causing undue stress, which is sad because I need them now more than ever.

    What are your next steps?

    Debbie

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    • By Dawn

      Aw wish you all the best
      Hope your ok I understand what you you mean stress is not good

      I just never ever thought about my liver only now because of my blood test

      And seeing your post
      I’m going for more test when I get results from those I guess I will have to go through more test and just see were I go from there all I know is I’ve had so many attacks this last year it’s played hell with me and I knew there was something wrong glad I seen your post thank you for your reply hope all goes well chin up xxxxx

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