My son is 8 and gets frequent headaches / migraines and abdominal headaches. Sometimes resulting in vomiting and occasional shakiness in legs. What are your recommendations to help? Thank you. Sandy.
Have you taken your son to the doctor for these headaches or Migraines? When you say, "abdominal headaches," do you mean abdominal Migraines? You can find more information on them in Abdominal Migraine - The Basics .
If your son is experiencing three or more Migraines a month, we generally recommend preventive treatments. For children, Periactin and propranolol are often the first choices. There are also some supplements that can be effective - Coenzyme Q10, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and magnesium. To treat a Migraine when it occurs, you could discuss Maxalt with your son's doctor. Maxalt is a triptan medication that works to stop the Migrainous process, thus stopping t...
I experiences moderate headaches accompanied by many of the symptoms typical of classic migraines. Even after the headache passes, the other symptoms remain. I am sensitive to noise, become pale, nauseous, and suddenly fatigued, All I want to do is go home and lay down. After resting, not sleeping, I feel somewhat better, but not particularly hungry or wanting to do much. I usually feel better the next morning.
Is this a type of migraine? Pam.
The symptoms you describe experiencing after the headache passes could be symptoms of the fourth potential phase of a Migraine attack, the prodrome. You can read more about the phases of a Migraine attack in Anatomy of a Migraine .
We can't tell if you're having Migraines. That question can only be answered by a doctor who can review your medical history and family medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and perform a...
The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has designated the first week of June as
National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW). This year marks the 15th annual
observance of NHAW, and the observance falls on June 1 - 7.
NHF Executive Director Suzanne Simons commented,
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Awareness Week. Our theme this year points out the importance of empowering
sufferers to recognize that headache is treatable and they can take steps to
take control of their condition."
In observance of NHAW, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is announcing a
series of events across the country in order to educate the public about types
of headache and their impact on daily living, as well as stressing the
importance of seeking an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatments. This
year's National Headache Awareness Week takes place June 1-7, 2008. Nearly 21
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