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What age did you first develop migraines or what age did your child?

Thinking granddaughter is getting migraine headaches. I know it's common and also common during adolescence. I think I started a little later though. Anyone??


Asked by m-avi at 10:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • 19 for me.
    I knew of a boy in 4-5th grade who would miss weeks of school at a time.
    They say boys will grow out of them at puberty, but girls grow into them. My husband had an aunt who suffered from puberty to menopause with them. I swear I am begging to go thru the change some days.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:45 AM on Oct. 20, 2013

  • I started getting them around the time of I got my first period at 14.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:01 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

  • Mine didn't start til 17, my cousin got them sooner, probably 12 or 13.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:01 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

  • When I had a head injury in the Military.

    Answer by KTElite at 11:06 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

  • 12 after I had a head injury while riding my bike

    Answer by Nimue930 at 12:53 AM on Oct. 20, 2013

  • in my twenties

    Answer by smiley745 at 11:02 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

  • I started getting them around age 11 or 12. My dd was about the same, though hers started as abdominal migraines. Right now she's keeping a headache diary to keep track of possible triggers.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:09 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

  • I never had them until after my son was born BUT hubby has had them all his life. I think his mom said he was 4 or 5.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:26 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

  • 9

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:22 AM on Oct. 20, 2013

  • I didn't know what they were, but I remember getting severe headaches with vomiting and the flashing lights (yes I can see them because they are cerebrally caused, not visually related) in elementary school. My daughter has gotten one severe migraine; it happened when she was four and sent us rushing to Children's Hospital for a CT scan because the pediatrician was worried there might be a brain tumor. She's gotten two or three lesser migraine type headaches since then, so we'll be keeping an eye out for trigger patterns, especially as she approaches puberty. I get a migraine with my period every month, plus migraines triggered by strong smells, wine, Aspartame, and drops in blood sugar. My mother and brother get terrible migraines, my mother's father got them, and his mother also got them.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:44 AM on Oct. 20, 2013