Posted by: Kathy | 2009/09/18

Migranes &  Upset Stomach

I regularly get migraines, and it is always accompanied by an upset stomach. I was just wondering, why do migraines cause an upset stomach?

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Dear Kathy,

Migraines are often accompanied by gastro-intestinal problems such as upset stomach, diarrhoeia, and constipation, however the actual mechanism has not been adequately explained. What is more important though, is that when the cause of the migraine has been successfully diagnosed and treated, these accompanying symptoms automatically disappear.

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