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Sunday, November 15, 2009 gab47, Community Member, asks

Q: 12 yr old son has a headache all the time

My 12 yr old son has a headache all the time (for the past two months). It is beginning to wake him from sleep. What could be causing this?

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
11/17/09 2:59pm

Hi gab47,


We really want to help, but are unable to answer your question online. This can be answered when a doctor reviews your son's medical and family medical history, discuss his symptoms, and conduct a complete exam in person.


Has your son been diagnosed with Migraines? If not that would be the first step, getting an accurate diagnosis from an expert, a Migraine specialist. See here's the thing - neurologists may be fine doctors, but they treat so many different conditions like MS, epilepsy and stroke it is hard for them to be experts in any one area. Migraine specialists are just that, experts who treat patients with one disease- ours - Migraines and headache disorders. 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.


Good luck, and do let us know how he is doing, ok?


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By gab47, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 11/15/09