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gases in her stomach severe headaches like migraine

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My wife keeps getting severe headaches like migrain and we have seen so manu
Doctors but without any solution she also has gases in her stomach
And I think they are inter related could you help in finding a solution
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replied January 9th, 2012
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Well yes, a bad gastric reflux and gas in abdomen can cause headaches. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into by a carbon urea breath test and a combination antibiotic tried. Many a times a persisting H pylori infection can be the cause behind acidity not responding to treatment.

Other than this, it is difficult to diagnose the cause of headaches on net. Sinusitis, refractive errors of the eye, migraine, cluster headaches, brain tumors, high blood pressure, tension headaches, temporal arteritis, pinched cervical spinal nerve, TMJ, poor or disturbed sleep etc are several causes of headaches. Dental pain and ear ache due to infection or impacted wax can cause similar symptoms. Please consult a headache and migraine specialist to rule out these causes one by one. Hope this helps. Take care!




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