Here's how it goes down:

1. Light Sensitivity

2. Headache/"My Forehead Hurts"

3. Upset Stomach/Throwing Up

4. Tears

I took my daughter to the doctor today because I couldn't figure out why she was tired all weekend, wouldn't eat, was sensitive to light, threw up, and had a headache.  C'mon!  My son has been getting migraines for at least 4 years.  Why I didn't realize that was what was going on is beyond me.  My kids are 8 1/2 and almost 7.

What is it with migraines?  I need to do some more research. For David, we think that he gets them when he has been active and not hydrated properly.  He loves to run and play hard and he sweats a lot, so it doesn't take long for him to dehydrate which leads to a migraine and throwing up.  He knows the signs now and we are getting better at preventing them, but they still happen.

I didn't get headaches when I was a kid.  I never had a migraine until after I had kids and they are not as intense as what I've seen other people go through.  Chris gets horrible migraines. 

Is this something that is more common then it used to be or are we unique?  Does anyone else have experience or advice for kids with migraines? 



04/02/2014 7:48pm

I had terrible migraines, starting in my teens! For me they were hormonal. The medication Imitrex was a life saver for me, but once I became a heart patient, I couldn't take it any more. I would have week long migraines, sensitivity to light and sound, sick to my stomach... They ruled my life. For me, a hysterectomy ended the migraines, thank you,Lord!!!! Not a cure for everyone. Migraines, I was told, are not inherited but are "familial", running in families. My dad, my paternal grandmother and my paternal uncle all had migraines too. Whew!


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