My 13 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Aura Migraines. She has had 2 episodes and they have been 40 days between them. Her doctor told her that if she starts to see the black dots/before her vision goes dark she is suppose to take 2 tylenol and lay in a dark room. Each time she has had these migraines it happened after she was exercising when it was hot out. My question is will she grow out of this or will it be a life long problem? We are suppose to keep a journal and one thing I noticed is that she menstruated two days after the episode and she gets really bad cramps. My poor child. What can I do to help? Thanks so much! Maureen.
In your question, you talked about three things that can trigger Migraines -- hot weather, exercise, and the fluctuations in hormone levels caused by the menstrual cycle.
There's no way to predict if she will "grow out of this." U...
The heat wave we've been having in most parts of the country has made many people a bit crabby. Even those who like heat tend to wilt when there is no break. However, for many elders, extreme heat can be much more than uncomfortable. Extreme heat can kill.
One of the many clues that my mother-in-law was ready to move across the avenue from her condominium to a wonderful nursing home was her response one hot summer to an intense heat wave we had here in the Dakotas (yes it gets hot on the prairie).
She would have every window shut tight and her fan and air conditioner turned off. No circulation. No cool air. Nothing but dead heat.
I'd get the Ac and fan turned on - not too cool, but some air moving - before I left her from my daily visit. Sure enough, when I'd get back the next day her condo was like a hot tomb. Suffocating.
I'd reset everything, she'd undo it. Every day the same. One day, I found her even more parano...
Definition Heat intolerance is the inability to be comfortable when external temperatures rise. Alternative Names Sensitivity to heat; Intolerance to heat Considerations Heat intolerance often produces a feeling of being overheated and can cause heavy sweating. Heat intolerance usually comes on slowly and lasts over the long-term. Common Causes Amphetamines such as appetite suppressants Caffeine Excess thyroid hormone ( thyrotoxicosis ) Menopause
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