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imhawda
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   Posted 10/26/2015 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
My 13 year old boy have been suffering from migraines for the last 2 years. They occur approximately twice a year and last from 7 to 9 days. During his migraine attacks he stops all activity and spends his time in his room away from sound and light. He's very sensitive especially to sound (it seems that sound is amplified in his head because even the smallest of sound disturbs him). During these attacks he also experiences shocks in his head which at times are very severe. I feel helpless because nothing can help him, he just have to wait for the pain to go away. Any suggestion please?!!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 10/26/2015 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you taken him to the doctor? I suggest that asap.

Try heating pads that heat up in the micro wave with lavender scent
placed on the head or neck while he is lying down.

Peace
Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

imhawda
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   Posted 10/26/2015 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Tks for yr reply Trina. The first time he had an attack he was hospitalised for 6 days during which he underwent a number of tests including MRI and lumbar puncture which all resulted negative. He was also seen by 2 different neurologists who all diagnosed an "unusual" type of migraine. We tried different pain killers but nothing seems to work. It looks like he just have to live with the pain until it eases away. cry

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 11/4/2015 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
No he does not.

I have tried 6 med combos and now am on the one that works only 2 meds.

I finally made an appointment at John Hopkins in Md. It was that or go to the Cleveland something....

Point is I received a correct Diagnosis in 2009. See my signature. TN. HC ATFP. My pain level is daily a 3-4, very managable.

My neuro just passed and I have just started seeing a doc at the Thomas Jefferson Headache Clinic in Phila. My pain has ramped up to a 7-9 daily in the past 6 mos. This tends to happen, stress, meds need adjusting, weather changes, etc...

3 weeks ago new doc upped one med 100mg per day over 2 weeks and gave me a 10day 'break the pain cycle med' I am back down to 2-4 daily on the 0-10 pain scale.

NEVER NEVER NEVER give up.

Call your insurance, see if they have a transportation coverage for specialists when referred. I you don't know unless you ask. These docs are FLOODED with people with headaches.

I am not belittling pain for anyone, however, One persons "head exploding" is another persons 'hangnail" so the docs just process clients as they can. Most don't even look at your face, unless questions are asked directly.

I wish you and your son the best, Please let us know how you make out.

Get mad Mom and use that energy to be proactive.

kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/brain_nervous/migraines.html

migraine.com/migraines-in-children-and-teens/

www.migravent.com/blog/migraine-treatments-2/best-10-hospitals-in-the-usa-for-chronic-migraine-patients/

Peace and strength
Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Post Edited (BnotAfraid) : 11/4/2015 8:20:19 AM (GMT-7)

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