My 8 1/2 yr. old daughter suffers from daily constant head pain on the top of her head. She has had a CT scan (normal) rountine blook work (normal) and has seen a neurologist (Neurologically she is fine). My question is what should my next step be to figure out what is causing this pain. It has already been 3 months since onset. Thank you, Debbie.
It's time to consult a pediatric head pain specialist. We don't have our directory of specialists here yet, but you can find a listing of pediatric specialists HERE.
If you're giving her anything for the pain, either over-the-counter or prescription, those medications taken more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing other headaches called medication overuse or rebound headaches. You can find more info on that in this article:
Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires
Every person who has headaches or Migraine disease should be told about MOH by our doctors because knowing about it in advance could save us a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, we're not.
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Published On: April 30, 2007