My 8 yr old has always gotten bad headaches. I took him to the doc who said he just needed to drink more water/stay hydrated. Well his headaches haven't gotten better, they are worse. When he gets a bad one he has to lay down and sleep it off.
Is there anything a doctor can do for migraines? should I take him back? Or is this something he just needs to live with?
Answer by wendythewriter at 3:11 PM on Sep. 8, 2012
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Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 3:38 PM on Sep. 8, 2012
My 15 y.o. son started having them as a 12 y.o. We did find some triggers ...dehydration .exhaustion ,some foods but she also said because of a pattern she thought it was hormonal.The next year he hit puberty hard ,we chose to go with prescription strength Advil.
The school was very co-operative.At first sign he would go to the nurse eat a snack ,drink some water ,take his meds and sleep about an hour.He would still have a dull headache but could return to classes.He had quite a few for about 18 months but as puberty is slowing down so are the headaches dramatically.Our doc did do some blood work.
Start keeping a diary of what he was doing ,ate ,drank and how much sleep he got beforehand when he gets a headache.It will help you figure out what is going on. Good luck....poor kid.
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