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Frequent headaches. Also have stomach cramps. Is it stress? Is it gas?

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Frequent headache ... Due to stomach or anything else?
I feel that gas is inside my stomach.
Little bit of tension too is there in my mind
One side Pains heavily. ( Some times Right some times left)
Posted Fri, 8 Jun 2012 in Headache and Migraines
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 15 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

I would like to know some more details on you problem to understand better and opine specifically.

Do you have pain or stiffness in the neck when you have headache ?
Do you get nauseous (vomiting sensation) during headache ?
Do you get frequent cold and nasal blockage ?
Is your vision fine ?
Do you get lot of burps due to gas in stomach ?

Waiting for your reply,

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Follow-up: Frequent headaches. Also have stomach cramps. Is it stress? Is it gas? 25 minutes later

During Headache i have little pain in neck too (to the side of head which is paining). I dont feel nauseous or anything else.
i feel little stress on my eyes. and i feel like gas is there in my stomach.

My eyes feel tired during headache
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 55 minutes later

Thanks for the reply.

Based on the information I consider the head ache you have is Tension Headache.

Such tension headache occurs in the presence of precipitation factors like:

Stress, usually occurs in the afternoon after long stressful work hours
Sleep deprivation
Uncomfortable stressful position and/or bad posture
Irregular meal time (hunger) , which also presents with gaseous abdomen.

Treatment involves natural methods like Yoga and meditation which improve the blood circulation and wash out the abnormal chemicals which accumulate in tension headache.

Also medications like Ibuprofen ,paracetamol and aspirin will work but the main and specific treatment when above fail is by medications amitriptyline,mirtazapine and venlafaxine.

Do practice Yoga and meditation if not working then you may have to visit an opthalmologist to rule out vision abnormalities and your treating doctor to be put on above medication.

Hope I answered all your questions. Please use any answer clarification before closing and rating this answer. I will be happy to explain or expand on any issue you may have.

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Follow-up: Frequent headaches. Also have stomach cramps. Is it stress? Is it gas? 2 days later
Thank you very much for the guidance sir,

Now I would like to know that bellow do mentioned conditions affects my headache?

I take my Lunch at 12:30 PM and dinner at 11:00 PM
Usually i sleep between 12:00Am to 6:AM
I work on computers for more then 5 hours a day
a little stress in my mind as i am staying away from my family.

kind request to provide the correction if any.
what shall be diet for day to overcome this situation

awaiting for your reply

Follow-up: Frequent headaches. Also have stomach cramps. Is it stress? Is it gas? 1 hour later
My head ache remains in one side of head only. either side some time left side some times right side.
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 4 hours later
Hi again,

Thanks for writing back.

I suggest you to have 2 more hours of sleep which can help you get relieved of the stress and the headache.

You can have normal diet but strict consideration has to be given for the timings.Timely foods will help you.

Wish you speedy recovery.

Please do accept my answer with a review if it was satisfying.


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