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ibs and migraines

why does ibs cause migraines i have a migraines for 6 days now and have been told it is very common in ibs but not told why.just incase i was checked for everything else bloods head ct etc all normal .it is in realation to nerve supply and if so does anybody have any tips etc --not really looking for med advice here

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How are you? Researchers believed that the dispersed pattern of symptoms
in IBS suggests that some agent, such as a hormone, may be
acting systemically, resulting to higher incidence of migraine. This link may be helpful:
http://www.meridianinstitute.com/reports/headache/Appendix%20D.pdf
Take care and Regards.
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Hi,

How are you?
A large number of clinical studies have found the association between IBS and migraine.
Migraine patients are more prone to IBS and vice versa. The association is still being worked out and the role of brain gut axis is being studied. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released from the intestine and is also involved in the pathogenesis of migraine.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16419571
Hope this helps!
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489725 tn?1280056153
thanks guys
have read both and very informative info indeed
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