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What causes severe headache and vomiting after having food?

my girlfriend is experiencing intense headache for the past few weeks. we seek doctors advice and all they give are pain killers and muscle relaxants. but what all this does is made her headache more painful and more frequent. now she hardly can eat too because everytime she eats something, she will vomit it all out. what is the problem?
Thu, 7 May 2020
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Hello,

Headache with vomiting is indicative of tension headache & migraine. Other medical cause can be dehydration, low BP, low glucose level, stress & anxiety.

If you all are sexually active take proper birth control precautions, you have not mentioned it here. Headache with vomiting may be a sign of pregnancy if your girlfriend has delayed or missed periods.

Help her stay away from anxiety & stress, she should avoid oily, spicy food & exposure in bright light. Let her stay well hydrated, she can take ORS & soup, water or any other warm beverage to keep her body electrolyte system well balanced.

Get her clinically examined in ER, her vitals should be normal. She can take Advil or Motrin for pain & an anti emetic medicine to avoid vomiting.

She should avoid addictions if any, take food in small amount 4-5 times a day. Exercise regularly & take adequate sleep.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K
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What causes severe headache and vomiting after having food?

Hello, Headache with vomiting is indicative of tension headache & migraine. Other medical cause can be dehydration, low BP, low glucose level, stress & anxiety. If you all are sexually active take proper birth control precautions, you have not mentioned it here. Headache with vomiting may be a sign of pregnancy if your girlfriend has delayed or missed periods. Help her stay away from anxiety & stress, she should avoid oily, spicy food & exposure in bright light. Let her stay well hydrated, she can take ORS & soup, water or any other warm beverage to keep her body electrolyte system well balanced. Get her clinically examined in ER, her vitals should be normal. She can take Advil or Motrin for pain & an anti emetic medicine to avoid vomiting. She should avoid addictions if any, take food in small amount 4-5 times a day. Exercise regularly & take adequate sleep. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Nupur K