Morning nausea almost daily

Hi all,

Could almost daily morning nausea (including quite a bit of dry heaving) be part of VM? (please note: it is not pregnancy-related)

This particular symptom seems to occur on its own and not necessarily with other VM symptoms; usually always occurs late mornings and sometimes makes it hard to drink or eat at those times.

Could my daily morning black tea with milk (yeah, I know, it does have some caffeine…I’m bad!) be causing this?

Mentioned it to my doc, he gave me antacid pills but they don’t help. It’s been going on for the last 3 months, about 4-5 times/wk.

Anyone else have this? Thanks for your help in advance.

It could probably be part of migraine, and so many other things too. Have you seen a gastroenterologist/stomach specialist?

Do you take any supplements? I was taking some vitamins, which included zinc, on an empty stomach and they made me throw up or feel nauseous until I stopped them x

Bren
You aren’t taking any serotonin enhancing meds are you?
I know that the gut and brain are quite connected, so you might be getting some migraine activity in the gut. You can try taking meclizine, or promethazine to see if it helps?

Kelley

Bren,

Have you eaten anything all morning since the tea? It could be reactive hypoglycaemia, if you are feeling nauseous late morning and haven’t eaten. Try eating protein and small amount of carb an hour after breakfast and again early lunch, see if the nausea goes.

Christine

Chronic nausea is, for me, the crappiest part of my chronic migraines. It is finally improving some with the Botox, but I have had it all day every day for years now. It can definitely be a part of migraine, but first I would make sure it’s not something else (e.g. an ulcer) especially if it’s a new thing for you.

Thank you so much, all of you, for your kind and helpful responses.

I saw my GP and he is not sure what it could be. He gave me a drug called Motilium (domperidone) and sent me off for imaging of the upper gastrointestinal tract and abdomen. So far, the drug hasn’t done much as I continue to experience daily dry heaving.

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It could probably be part of migraine, and so many other things too. Have you seen a gastroenterologist/stomach specialist?

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No, but certainly good advice. The wait times can be very long, but it may be worth it if this problem keeps getting worse. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Do you take any supplements? I was taking some vitamins, which included zinc, on an empty stomach and they made me throw up or feel nauseous until I stopped them x

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No supplements. Glad you figured out the cause of your nausea and vomiting and it’s behind you now!

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Bren
You aren’t taking any serotonin enhancing meds are you?
I know that the gut and brain are quite connected, so you might be getting some migraine activity in the gut. You can try taking meclizine, or promethazine to see if it helps?

Kelley

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I am taking Zomig infrequently - only when I get those skull-crushing “I want to die so the pain stops” migraines which fortunately do not occur as often as they used to for me. I have no idea if its action on serotonin might have something to do with all of this.
Thank you for getting me thinking about the gut-brain connection. Very interestingly, my migraine and vestibular issues have subsided recently - maybe my migraine issues just migrated to my gut now after getting their kicks with my head! LOL. Thank you for mentioning those two drugs as options.

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Chronic nausea is, for me, the crappiest part of my chronic migraines. It is finally improving some with the Botox, but I have had it all day every day for years now. It can definitely be a part of migraine, but first I would make sure it’s not something else (e.g. an ulcer) especially if it’s a new thing for you.

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I hear you, Dizzy. And here’s to hoping things improve further, for all of us. Thank you for the good advice - it can be tricky when you have a new symptom come up.

Thanks again everyone - you folks are the best! :smiley:

Have you had a gastric emptying scan done? Delayed gastric emptying/gastroparesis can be seen in migraine patients. It’s not super common, but it happens. I fought a tough fight with gastroparesis, and still get flares of it from time to time. Motilium never did a whole lot for me. When things got really bad, I would do Reglan plus erythromycin (much lower doses than what’s used for antibiotic treatment) to speed things up. Reglan sucks and can’t be taken long term without risking major side effects, but some people do okay on it. There are other combos out there that people use as well, including some studied herbal treatments like ginger, fennel, and a mixture called Iberogast.

Check out this article: healthcentral.com/migraine/c … 282-5.html

I don’t get serious nausea, but my stomach always feels a little sick in mid to late morning.

Also, my motion sensitivity and tendency to get dizzy with movement is VERY definitely worse in the mornings.

The farther away I get from the previous night’s sleep, the better I feel.

I attribute these things to migraine.

Nancy