Granddaughter, possible Migraine, doctors not taking seriously?

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    Since age 2 I have had migraines, my son the same. Now my 5 year old granddaughter is showing the same signs, twice to hospital screaming in pain. The only thing diff is she complains constantly about thirst. Does this even go with migraines. Thank you for your time. And yes we will get medical help but it is hard to convince a doctor to take children's complaints seriously. Donna.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Donna;


    Yes, thirst can be a Migraine symptom. You can find information about the four possible phases of a Migraine attack and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine.

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    This is important too - if your granddaughter's pediatrician doesn't take her complaints seriously, it's time for a new pediatrician.


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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: August 02, 2013