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Recognizing & Treating Children’s Migraines

Up to 10% of school-age children have migraine. Think a child or teenager that you love might be one of them? Listen to Children’s Migraines: How to Recognize and Treat Them, today’s HealthTalk webcast, to learn more.

The hour-long show starts at 7 p.m. EST tonight, Wednesday, July 18. About 10 minutes before the webcast, go to the program’s description page and look for a link that says “Join the Program.” If you miss the live show, it will be available archived by the end of the week.

A. David Rothner, MD, and Donald W. Lewis, MD, will be guests on the show. Their impressive bios are available on the webcast program page.

7 Responses to Recognizing & Treating Children’s Migraines

  1. Angel says:

    Towards the end of the school year, my 12 yr old daughter started getting some bad headaches, and may have had her 1st migraine : /

    Unfortunately I’m not the only family link, so the poor girl will probably have them from time to time. Upcoming hormones aren’t helping either.

    Fortunately, tylenol, ice packs, Head On, and rest in a dark room help her.

  2. Diana says:

    This is such an important topic. I started getting migraines when I was 6, and I was essentially left to fend for myself by my doctor.

  3. Kerrie says:

    There’s also the speculation that the longer migraines (and other headaches) go untreated, the more likely they are to turn chronic. That worries me so much.

    I hope that doctors are becoming more aware of the problem than when Diana and I (and many other readers) were kids, but know that it is slooooow going.

    Kerrie

  4. Carma says:

    My son has had pain in his eye against the bridge of his nose and across his forhead very frequently lately. You can see that he is in pain, his eyes get glossy and dark under them. All he wants to do when this happens is either lie quietly or go to bed. He is 4 yrs old. I suspect migraine, since I am a severe chronic migraineur but we have had him checked by the pediatrician and the eye doctor and they keep saying allergies. The eye doctor even suggest sinus. From what I know about sinus they are usually migraines that are missed diagnosed as sinus infections/headaches. And I am not sure if allergies would really cause pain over your forhead. In any case I would love to know if any one knows of a good doc for kids migraines.

  5. Lisa says:

    Carma,..I was told the same thing with my son. I started a headache journal, to show my doctor that they were not allergy related. Children’s’ Medical Center in Dallas Texas has some of the BEST Neurologists in the US. I’d ask your Doctor for a referral. And start a headache journal, it can help you figure out triggers to his migraines. There are medications out there to reduce the migraine headaches. It is tough having a child with this condition, my son started when he was 4 he is now 10. We just learned to cope, be there for him and help him through it. Good Luck to you and your son.

  6. lissy says:

    i am a 13 year old girl. i started getting pains behind my right eye about a month ago. My friend told me it could be migrains. So i started to research them. This website came up and has helped me so much. They don’t hurt as much as they used to. Thank you for putting up this website.

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    Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad the site has been helpful.

    If you haven’t seen a doctor yet, I really recommend it. Treating them as soon as possible — both each migraine episode and overall — will likely make your treatment easier. Over time, the brain appears to learn how to be in migraine mode and the longer you wait, the harder it can be to break the cycle.

    Take care,
    Kerrie

  7. jordan says:

    when i first started geting migrains they hurt a lot i couldnt see in one eye and i vomited a lot
    now they dont efect me mutch

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