Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, January 08, 2009 Tab, Community Member, asks

Q: My 4 year old is suffering from migraines. treatment suggestions?

My 4 year old daughter has been having a run of headaches. They had me treat her with a 1/2 of an Aleve 2ce daily for 3 days along with 6 oz of caffienated beverage. They also have her taking 100mg of Vit B2 2ce a day. She is so young. Anyone have any other suggestions for things I can do? The neurologist says the next step is nortriptiline. I don't want to use that being that she has a history of depression on both sides. I don't want to give her a seratonin boost that she won't need now. I will take anything anyone has to offer at this point. I am just so worried about her.

Answer This
Answers (2)
Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/ 8/09 6:35pm

Tab,

 

Periactin, an antihistamine, and propranolol, a beta blocker, are the two medications most commonly prescribed for Migraine prevention in children. Discuss your concerns with your daughter's doctor. He should be willing to discuss all options with you and let you take part of deciding what to prescribe for her.

 

If her doctor isn't able to help you, it may well be time to consult a pediatric Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

 

You and your family are bound to be going through a rough time. If you'd like some additional support, come join our discussion forum. You'll need to register again once there because it's a separate membership database, but you can use the same member name, email address, and password that you used here. You can find our forum at http://forums.healthcentral.com/discussion/migraine/forums. There's a special folder for discussing children.

 

Good luck,

Teri

Reply
bradleymomma, Community Member
7/ 2/10 12:47am

I was diagnosed with migraine headaches when I was 2 years old and they have unfortuntly been handed down to my four year son, his are so different than mine at first I didnt know what or how to treat them. But, they seem to ease with a cold pack on his head for 10 mins then changing to a hot pack for 10 then keep alternating them till he feels the pain ease. After that I give him a glass of whole milk and make him drink it rapidly. I know it sounds crazy but I have discovered that this works with my son, it saves time from the dr and can be done at home. Hope this helps and good luck.

Reply
Answer This

Important:
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By Tab, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/21/10, First Published: 01/08/09