My almost 8 year old daughter suffers from migraine every now and then. Especially when she’s stressed. Besides oral medication, are there any home remedies to cure it? She would cry nonstop and it breaks my heart
Take her to see a pediatric neurologist ASAP! Migraines in little kids are unusual,and should never be ignored.They can point to something much more severe going on for her. If she is diagnosed with migraines by the neurologist, the neurologist can provide medication to help stop the migraine, even after the migraine been going on for several hours. Especially in the summertime, insufficient water intake can cause a really severe headache in the back of the head. It’s not a migraine, but it hurts almost as badly as a migraine. And in any case, as someone else pointed out, she should be drinking a lot of water to help flush her system and to avoid dehydration. Little kids seem to get dehydrated much more quickly than adults do and don’t understand that they aren’t drinking enough water. Gatorade is also good because it has electrolytes to help control the fluids, salt to help retain a bit of fluid, and sugar to help with the energy. But you really can’t beat just drinking enough water.
People who suffer from migraines almost always have a relative who also has or had migraines, so you might want to check w/ other family members to find out if anyone else in your family has or had migraines. The neurologist will want to know that as well.
Maxalt and Imitrex are two of the newer class of drugs that are not analgesics (pain killers) but actually stop the causes of the migraine, the dilation of certain blood vessels related to serotonin levels in the nervous system. (Serotonin is one of the neurotransmitters in the nervous system, chemicals that transmit nerve impulses from one nerve to another.) I would expect that if your daughter is experiencing migraines, the doctor would order one of these newer mediccations for her, and they would stop the migraine attack.The doctor has several of these medications to choose from, and if one doesn’t work, the doctor can change the meds around to find one that does work.
I have suffered from migraines for many years, and it is a hard disorder to deal with at times. I hope that you will hwlp youe daughter begin to control her migraines, as they can be some of the worst pain anyone could ever imagine.
by: Megumi D
on: 17th July 08