Migraine Headache in Children


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Comment from: NM, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 18

I don't normally post anything anywhere but I must say this article is really helpful, thank you. Right now I am dealing with migraines of my 9 year old son for the very first time, so I am in research mode as everything is new to me, but I must say that the described symptoms and guidance are spot on. My son was prescribed naproxen after 2 days with headaches, and after the first dose he managed to sleep a lot better than without it, and much better than with OTC Motrin as we tried before.

Comment from: Ayushi, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 04

All of a sudden my child said that her head was moving and started vomiting. Her physique become ill as per her description. While she has migraine headaches she dislikes any light or sound. It seems irritating for her.

Published: February 06

My 11 year old daughter gets a migraine once every 1-3 months. Her triggers seem to be dehydration and lack of sleep. Her first symptom is visual aura. We were lucky to discover that the smell of a very strong menthol/mint oil will stop the headache. She still usually vomits and sleeps even if the menthol smell helps with the headache.

Comment from: Concerned Mom, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 01

My son has had migraines for 3+ yrs. They typically last 6-24 hours. He sleeps in a dark room and Tylenol helped at first. Then his migraines increased to 4-8 times a month. We started Imitrex.

Published: May 24

My 8 year old son has been experiencing these crippling migraines since he was 4.I find Calpol,water and a cold face cloth on his forehead hepls him as well as a very quiet dark room

Comment from: mommab4, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 12

Because my 6 1/2 year old son can get anywhere from 1-4 headaches/migraines a week, I hold off on Tylenol for as long as possible. He usually goes to my room which is dark, cool and quiet and "sleeps it off" for up to 20 hours! He wakes a few times for more water but NO FOOD, or to vomit. We use ice packs a lot which help, but do not eliminate the headache, especially since he says the pain moves around from head, eye sockets, ears etc. These headaches/migraines started 6 months ago.


A migraine is a result of neurological (nerve) dysfunction. See Answer

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