I know migraines can cause you to have nausea vomiting etc, but can issues with digestion cause migraines instead?
Whenever my friend takes a bowel movement, or is about to have one or just eats or drinks anything the migraine headaches start.
Headache affects burping to, so a need to burp is required.
Basically it’s been going on like this for weeks every single day.
If you haven’t contacted the doctor yet, that may be a good idea. Anytime we have new and/or different symptoms it’s always a good idea to discuss them with the doctor so he can rule out anything more serious.
Gardensatnight gave you great information! Eye strain can certainly trigger a migraine attack and photophobia (sensitivity to light) can trigger and be part of an attack. Let me share a few links with you on diet, triggers and seeing a true migraine expert, which can make all the difference.
Another thing to keep in mind is if we take pain relievers and/or migraine medication, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription, more than two to three days a week, can increase our risk of getting rebound headache or medication overuse headache. If we are in a rebound cycle it’s likely that we’ll have daily pain and our migraine attacks may be more difficult to treat. Too much caffeine, for those who are sensitive to it, can also create rebound headache. I had it due to caffeine (which is a stimulant) and have to restrict my caffeine intake to one cup a day! Here is information on rebound headache; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/stop-rebound-headaches/.
How comes her migraines last every single day! Even with medication
And when she tries to look into the mirror or at a screen the head starts throbbing.
Staring causes head pain.
It’s been like this weeks, any experience or insight please!?!?
Hmm… so she’s been to a headache specialist or neurologist? Do they have her taking some sort of preventative medication? If you haven’t been to a doctor that specializes in headaches, you need to go. Having a headache every day is miserable, as I’m sure you both know.
The pain with looking into a screen could be due to light sensitivity. Most people with migraine are more sensitive to light than average people who do not have migraine disease, and if your friend is having a migraine every day, she’s probably very sensitive and looking into a screen, which emits either fluorescent or LED light, and flickers (two things which are irritating to migraine brains in general) would be painful. I would suggest avoiding screens until this passes. They make special screens that are less irritating, but at the moment, it’s probably best to try to get her stabilized before you see what she’ll need going forward.
Another issue some with migraine encounter is eyestrain. I’m not sure if that would be the staring in the mirror issue, but I definitely cannot use my eyes when I’m having a migraine. Like I can’t read or do anything that requires my eyes to focus without intense pain. Staring definitely causes pain. It’s a known migraine symptom. You just have to rest your eyes until the migraine passes. So that may be what your friend is experiencing. That would be a good question for the doctor.
Has your friend looked up the information on the site about diet to see if she could be unknowingly eating foods that are common migraine triggers? When I first got sick, I didn’t realize that most of my (former) favorite foods were bad migraine triggers and I was filling my body with things that would trigger a headache every time I ate. Is her sleep schedule regular? If she’s light sensitive, what kind of light bulbs are in the house? If she’s having daily migraines, I would make sure to get her to a doctor.
She has not been to headache specialidt or neurologist yet. We will have to find this out so thanks for telling.
We have 100w ones in the house. And yes eyestrain is big issue.
Nothing has worked for her when it comes to medication including sumatriptanb unfortunately😖
Can i ask please, how come even drinking some water gives her migraine?
It’s like whatever she eats or drinks, it causes throbbing and stays everyday. Headaches just don’t subside. She has literally been disabled and can’t do anything.