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Migraine Gastroparesis Symptoms

Gastroparesis symptoms

Those suffering from migraine can also experience migraine symptoms relating to gastrointestinal changes such as constipation or diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In addition to the abdominal changes, one of the most significant aspects experienced by migraine sufferers is gastroparesis.  Gastroparesis is a condition whereby the stomach can actually become paralyzed at the time of an acute migraine attack.

Gastroparesis can cause even more complication to the migraine as it can prevent medicines taken orally from being effective. Due to the fact that oral medications have to go through the stomach to work effectively hence it does make sense that other forms of intervention may be necessary. This is an aspect of migraine management that are all too often overlooked especially by doctors who are uncomfortable in providing care to migraine sufferers.

Other forms of intervention in the form of medications such as rectal suppository, nasal spray or injection may have to become the medication of choice to abort an acute migraine, especially if the migraine has been present longer than 30 to 60 minutes. This is the approximate time period it takes for the stomach to start becoming sluggish or even stop absorbing nutrients, chemicals and medications.