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   Posted 12/7/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
my 3 yr old is having what seems lke migraines she's had two attacks in three weeks, the last one a week ago was very severe,i thought it was meningitis
My gp told me she is too young for migraines
Just wanted to know if anyone knows of a three year old that was diagnosed

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   Posted 12/7/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know of a three year old (which doesn't mean it isn't possible). I DO know that I go to a neurologist who specializes in migraines, and one of the patients is only 6 years old. At what age did your gp say migraines started?

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   Posted 12/7/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I have not heard that you can be too young or too old to have migraines. I have a friend who's little boy was diagnosed at 5 years of age. Keep in mind that a GP is not a migraine/headache specialist, I would consult someone who is.

Hang in there, it is hard to diagnose sometimes when it doesn't fit into physicians little "box"

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   Posted 12/8/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't known any migraine patients that young, but from some research I've done, I've discovered that migraine does indeed occur in children 3 years of age and indeed younger.  They are known as juvenile, pediatric or childhood migraine.  I think the reason that so few doctors are familar with these cases is the difficulty that accompanies diagnosis.  Here are some links.

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   Posted 12/10/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with migraine when I was 4 so i cant see why a 3 year old can't be you cant choose when u start migraines (though at times I wish you could)

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   Posted 12/11/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for info, will definetly be speaking to peadatrician on tuesday next week about it
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