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Migraine headaches for 2 days, stomach is distended like i'm

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migraine headaches for 2 days, stomach is distended like i'm around 4-5 months pregnant.. No appetite all day today, pain in lower back, nausea, Haven't voided in over 24hrs. Very sleepy all the time, feel exhausted
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: I used to have horrible migraines until I got my daith pierced in my ear back in june- and these are the first migraines I've had since
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: LMP was around Oct. 24. and my stomach was completely fine. It literally went completely down to normal size then all of a sudden I look huge in my stomach area again. I have a history of ovarian cysts- had ultrasounds done had a few rupture and was told that I had a collection of fluid in my abdomen. was about 8 months ago.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Was your blood and hormonal work up normal?

What is your age?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I haven't had any recent blood work . I'm 29
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't have a phone. I'd rather try to text please.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
are we done?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of hormonal issue. The most likely causes are thyroid and prolactin disorder. You may consider asking your doctor to get the following work up;

1) Thyroid function tests.

2) Prolactin

3) FSH

4) LH.

Meanwhile increase your fluid intake. If you do not feel like voiding in next 4-6 hours, you may need to go emergency room for evaluation of the kidney function tests.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

There are two types of medications used for the treatment of migraine;

1) To abort the attack


Dopamine antagonists



2) To prevent the headache


Valproic acid, gabapentin

Calcium channel blockers

Beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants

There are dietary triggers known which should be avoided. Common triggers are

a) chocolate,

b) aged cheeses and meats,

c) wine and beer

d) citrus fruits.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
will the hormone prolactin cause my breasts to produce milk? I haven't breastfed in 18mos. - but still producing milk.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Yes exactly, prolactin is the likely culprit here.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Your doctor should also get an MRI of the brain to look for the pituitary gland abnormality which secrete prolactin. A microadenoma (small enlargement) of the pituitary can cause headache and prolactin increase. These would need medication called Cabergoline for 3-6 months.

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