Abdominal migraine

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What is abdominal migraine?

Abdominal migraine is characterized by pain that occurs in the belly, near the navel or midline. Typically, this occurs in children who have a family history of migraines and go on to develop typical migraine later in life. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, pallor, and anorexia.

Common symptoms reported by people with abdominal migraine

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with abdominal migraine

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
abdominal migraine (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
abdominal migraine (1) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with abdominal migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with abdominal migraine

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
acid reflux elevated blood pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
abdominal migraine (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
rash or skin problems
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for abdominal migraine (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
abdominal migraine (1) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
blackouts
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia irritability
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with abdominal migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has abdominal migraine on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 4
30s 12
40s 8
50s 7
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 12
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 34

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from abdominal migraine patients who have completed their condition history
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