Childhood Migraines

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Childhood Migraines
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 12:41pm

Does anyone else have a child who suffers from these?

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Fri, 02-03-2012 - 4:55pm
No MSG in his diet. I have not had his eyes check recently but he has been getting them for years. Since kindy I think actually. We don't have vision on our ins. so eye appts get pricey. We recently got care credit which we use at the dentist if I need to pay for anything more thana cleaning. DH said the eye dr. he has seen just started taking care credit so we are planning to get him an appt there soon.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:55pm

hello!! have you gotten his eyes checked?? my dd was having headaches and she got her eyes checked-and now she wears glasses. she doesnt have to wear them 100% of the time, but when she doesnt wear them-she gets headaches. if not that-maybe msg in his diet...my sister has a severe reaction to msg and gets headaches. if its not that, then i dont know.
hopefully he'll outgrow them. take care!!
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:28am
I have to agree with the journal. While my journal did not find any triggers, it did pinpoint that I do have warning symptoms of an upcoming migraine and knowing those sypmtoms makes me much better equipped to thwart one to prepare for it. It was tedious, but well worth it,

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 9:43am
nathanielsmom110100 wrote:
I've thought about this...I know I need to buckle down and do it.

And for my 'lifestyle change' I'm supposed to keep a food and exercise log and track my steps-- and so far I've done neither! LOL




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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:49pm
I've thought about this...I know I need to buckle down and do it.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 12:08pm

As tedious as it may be, one way to get at his 'triggers' for a migrain is to keep a journal-- one that includes what he ate and when, his complete daily routine, what is going on around him, the weather, and anything else that you thin may be a trigger.




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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 4:19pm
I have seen those pillows...might be worth me looking into for him. His usually rotate around stress or the weather. If we have a low pressure system coming through you can just about bet he is going to have a migraine.

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 6:18pm