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    Kidney BUN level & Migraines
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    An_205122 posted:
    I have been suffering from a migraine for over two months without interruption. I have been through CT's, MRI's, X-Ray's, Spinal Tap, Blood work and the only abdormality is my Kidney BUN level is a 7. I am also experiencing cardiac flutters and excessive coughing after each cardiac episode.

    Has anyone ever seen kidney issues affecting migraines?
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    allie_bf responded:
    Dehydration, which will show up as an increased BUN, is a pretty well known trigger for migraines, especially in the summer months.
     
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    An_205123 replied to allie_bf's response:
    I thought about that, as I am in AZ, but my BUN is extreamly low, rather than high...
     
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    Timothy Collins, MD responded:
    BUN is really a measure of your bodies metabolism of nitrogen containing proteins and a measure of how well your kidney's are working.

    Low BUN is not something to worry about, and has nothing to do with headaches.

    Unfortunately most people have no clear cause for migraines, and the tests you have had are very very good at finding several diseases including tumors, strokes, MS, aneurysms and infections of the brain.

    Is your doctor trying anything to stop the headache or suppress the headache? If not, ask for a consultation with a headache specialist.
     
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    michiru2001 replied to An_205123's response:
    Mine too!!

    I had a pretty intense headache/migraine event many years ago and have since had some bad headache/migraine issues. When I look back at the analysis of that first event, the only abnormality I found was a very low BUN (4) and BUN:Cr (5).

    It was also written off by the neurologist as "not eating well enough"... which I don't think is remotely true....


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