Abdominal migraines: Dr. Li to the rescue — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Michelle,

    I am so glad to hear your daughter is doing better. I met Dr. Li in March while my daughter was getting a 5 day IV migraine treatment arranged by another doctor. Laura lost a lot of weight rapidly and her heart rate went dangerously low. She responded well, but has to go in again now. Can you share with me the medication Dr. Li recommended? I would love to find something that will avoid a 5 day inpatient stay!



  2. Hi Shari — so sorry to hear your daughter needs another treatment. Carmen was prescribed amitriptylene. She is completely controlled at 20 mgs. Carmen takes the medication at bedtime because it makes her drowsy.

    This summer we are going to try a supplement, coq10, which has shown great promise in controlling Abdominal migraines.

    I hope and pray your daughter, Laura gets relief from her migraines.


  3. Hi Dr Li
    My daughter is 17 and has been vomiting in cycles of initially every two weeks for 10 days to every 6 weeks for about 6 days. Will this condition go away on its own or should we try fat free diet and vitamins? Has this been known to help? What therapy do you recommend – does she need a therapist – has this cured people in the past.
    I look forward to your reply
    Kind regards
    Juliet Coe

  4. Hi. My daughter is 6, and has just been diagnosed with abdominal migraines. She has been suffering from episodes every 2 weeks or so of severe stomach pain and vomiting,lasting about an hour and has no symptoms at all between episodes. She has had a lot of testing, all negative. They did just put her on CoQ10 and carnitine, I am joping these will help. It has been so frustrating, during the episodes nothing helps and the pain is so severe, we have been to the ER twice. Same pattern every time. So glad we finally have a diagnosis and hopefully a good treatment.

  5. My daughter is 5 and we have been having an episode for 10 days now. What do you guys suggest I try? She is on amitriptiline right now, and is being referred to Wis Child Hosp this upcoming week. In the meantime, what else can I do? Also, what is the coq10 that you are going to try Michelle?