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What causes Headache along with Nausea and Vomiting and its Homeopathic remedies

Headaches are very common and in many cases are accompanied with nausea and vomiting. It can happen from various causes and the most common among it is migraine. The severity of the complaint varies from mild to severe. Homeopathy offers a natural and effective treatment for headache with nausea and vomiting. Homeopathic medicines gradually help in reducing intensity and frequency of this complaint. In acute cases, they help to reduce the pain first and once they overcome the pain, these medicines help to eradicate recurrence of this complaint by targeting the root cause behind it. As this complaint can arise from various causes some of which are quite serious like very high blood pressure, low blood sugar, meningitis, it is advised to consult a physician to rule out the cause behind the headache and take proper treatment. Always consider taking any of the homeopathic medicines under supervision of a homeopathic doctor and never self-medicate.

Homeopathic Medicines For Relieving Headache Along With Nausea And Vomiting

1. Ipecac – Top Recommended Medicine

Ipecac is a leading medicine to manage headache with nausea and vomiting. Throbbing pain is felt in the head. Pain can be one sided. Heat is felt in the head. Redness of the cheeks may follow. Drowsiness can attend the above symptoms. Though pain may occur in any part of the head, in most cases it is felt in the back of the head and neck. Pain may extend to shoulders in some cases.

2. Iris Versicolor – With Nausea And Vomiting Having Sour Taste

This medicine is highly effective for cases in which headache occurs along with nausea and sour vomiting. The pain is most marked on the sides of the head and forehead above the eyes. There is a feeling of a band around the head. Sometimes it is one sided pain. In some cases, pain alternates between the right and left side of the head. Along with the above symptoms, heartburn, burning in the stomach, sour belching may be present. Vertigo can also occur. In some cases, blurring of vision may occur before the onset of headache. The headache may get worse with rest and better by movement. It is a top grade medicine for managing headache caused by acidity.

3. Nux Vomica – When Headache Gets Worse From Light, Noise, Mental Exertion

This medicine can be considered when the complaint gets worse from light, noise and mental exertion. The headache troubles a person more in the morning and gets better by the evening. Along with nausea and vomiting, dimness of sight may be experienced. It is also indicated when the complaint gets worse after eating food or from taking coffee. There is sour vomiting along with headache. In cases needing nux vomica, there may be constipation with a constant ineffectual desire to pass stool.

4. Carbo Veg – With Nausea And Weakness

Carbo Veg is a suitable medicine when there is headache along with nausea and weakness. There is sensation of constriction around the head. In most cases, pain begins from the neck and goes up to the head. A pressure is felt on the sides of the head, top of head and in forehead above the eyes. Head may also feel very heavy. The pain gets worse after eating. There is excessive gas in abdomen along with distension. It is a well indicated medicine for headache that occurs when the head gets overheated.

5. Robinia – For Headache With Belching And Intensely Sour Vomiting

It is a very beneficial medicine for headache with belching and vomiting of intensely sour fluid. There is dull headache along with heaviness in the head. The headache gets worse from movement. Robinia is the main medicine to manage headache that arises after eating flatulent food (means food that causes gas accumulation in stomach). There is marked acidity in the stomach with heartburn which gets worse at night when one lies down.

6. Pulsatilla – With Nausea And Sour Bitter Vomiting

Pulsatilla works well in cases of headache with nausea and sour bitter vomiting. First headache occurs followed by vomiting. Afterwards, pinching or gripping pain in abdomen is felt. Pain in the head gets worse on the sides of the head and in the eyes. The pain is more when a person is confined to a room and it also gets worse from lying down. Pain gets better in the open air. Pain may also be relieved by applying pressure over the head. Nausea and vertigo attend headache. Pulsatilla is also the best choice of medicine for headache occurring few days before menses along with vomiting. Loose stool and chills may attend it along with scanty menstrual bleeding.

7. Cocculus Indicus – With Intense Noise Sensitivity

This medicine suits people who have marked noise sensitivity. Noise is unbearable and the least noise causes nausea and vomiting in such people. They also have sensitivity to light. Mostly they complain of pain in the back of the head and neck. The pain worsens from lying on the back of head. This medicine is also indicated for headache during periods.

8. Bryonia – When Constipation Attends

Bryonia is well indicated when there is headache along with nausea, vomiting and constipation. The stool is dry and hard in cases needing it. The headache may begin in the morning on rising up and tends to increase as the day progresses. The headache gets worse from movement, even from the movement of eyeballs. There is relief in pain from tying a cloth band around the head.

9. Sanguinaria Can – When It Is Better By Lying Quietly And From Sleep

Use of this medicine is indicated when there is relief in complaint from lying down quietly preferably in a dark room or from sleep. In cases requiring it, the pain starts in the morning and keeps increasing during the day. There is a feeling as if the head would burst. The pain especially occurs on the right side that begins from the back of the head and then radiates from there and then settles above the right eye. Vomiting may be of mucus or food.

What Causes Headache Along With Nausea And Vomiting?

1. Migraine: It is a disorder in which pain occurs on one side of the head, mostly pulsating type. It is frequently attended with symptoms like nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to noise and light. Other accompanying symptoms include weakness, irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. An aura may be experienced by some people having migraine. Aura is a set of symptoms that occur before the onset of headache which include flashes of light or spots in front of the eyes, temporary loss of vision, tingling sensation in arms/legs/face or difficulty in speech.

2. Food poisoning or stomach infection: It happens from eating or drinking contaminated food. It leads to symptoms including loose stool, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, fever and headache.


3. Common Cold/Flu: These are upper respiratory tract infections affecting nose, throat, larynx, trachea. Both are mostly caused by viruses and have quite similar symptoms but the symptoms are more severe in flu as compared to common cold. The symptoms include runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, fever, headache, fatigue.

4. Stress, Anxiety, Depression: These can lead to headache attended with nausea.

5. Taking excessive alcohol or caffeine

6. COVID -19: It is caused from infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus and causes symptoms of mild to severe intensity. It can cause headache, nausea and vomiting. Its other main symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, weakness, loss of taste and smell and shortness of breath.

7. PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and Menstrual cycle: PMS refers to a group of symptoms that a woman tends to experience few days before the onset of menses. Hormonal changes before and during menses can lead to headache, nausea, vomiting. In most cases it may occur around two days before periods or during the first three days of periods.

8. Food allergies: Certain food allergies can lead to nausea and headache. In some cases, migraine attack is triggered from certain food allergies. Some of the food allergens includes – dairy products, wheat, and citrus fruits. The allergy symptoms may include gas, bloating, loose stool, hives (itchy bumps on skin), headache, nausea, vomiting.

9. High Blood Pressure: A severe headache with nausea, vomiting can be indicative of very high blood pressure (hypertensive crisis).

10. Low blood sugar

11. Meningitis (inflamed meninges which are the protective membranes covering brain and spinal cord) and traumatic brain injury

12. Kidney disease



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