05/12/08 #4 - Disabled son with morning Migraines?

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    Is it common for a migraine sufferer to always have a migraine at the same time of the day?  When my son gets his migraine it is always first thing in the morning.  He says he had the "bad dream" during the night.  He has had migraines since he was ten years old and had a stroke. He takes topamax (75 mg. 2x a day). He is mentally disabled.  Thank you, Donna.
     

     

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    Dear Donna;

     

    Waking with Migraines is most often a sign of a problem with sleep. It can be too much, too little, disrupted, or poor quality sleep. It can be difficult to discuss these issues with children. Try taking notes of anything you notice about his sleep and discuss it with his doctor. In our practice, we often find tizanidine (Zanaflex) taken at bed time is often helpful in improving sleep patterns and preventing those morning Migraines. A discussion of such issues with his doctor is definitely in order.

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Published On: May 11, 2008