reply to post by CoolerAbdullah786
Hi! I have had migraines all of my life and they run in my family, almost all of my relatives have them. Mine were worst as a child and slacked off
a LOT after 30. I got them 2-3 times a week from age 4 or 5 and I was officially diagnosed in about 4th grade when they hooked up wires all over my
scalp and flashed images at me, at the Air Force Academy Hospital in Colo Spgs. The only thing we knew for sure would trigger them was if I was very
excited, like because we were going to an amusement park or birthday party, and lost my appetite/skipped a meal as a result. Once we pinned that
down, my Mom would force me to eat a sandwich or something on days with big events, and that helped a lot. Over the years I have tried Ergostat,
Fiorinal, Beta Blockers, Imitrix and Midrin, plus a couple of others I can't remember. Midrin worked best for me and also for my Dad and my Grandma,
but nowadays, I find Excedrine for Migraine works almost as well. They won't let you give that to the litttle ones though, my son gets them too, and
they only let me give him Tylenol and Advil until he was around 14 and hit the required weight. For me, as a kid, They would last 2-3 hours with
multiple episodes of throwing up, after which I would feel better and fall asleep until the next wave of pain and nausea woke me up. Mom kept a
plastic trashcan by the bed for when I couldn't make it to the bathroom in time. Good tip - if you put one hand on your child's forehead and the
other on the back of the head, and apply moderate pressure it helps a lot. I used to beg my Dad to squeeze my head when it was very bad.
In worst case migraines, head to the nearest Urgent Care or your doctor, and they can do several things to help. Usually they give you a shot in the
hip that knocks you out for about 12 hours and takes away the pain and nausea. I have also had them put me on oxygen and give me an IV. Lots of
times, you get very cold right before the throwing up, so keep blankets, bathrobes, slippers and maybe even a hot water bottle handy.
The good news is, as an adult, mine reduced considerably, to bi-monthly or less, and after 30 I still get them but not to the point of throwing up,
most of the time. In fact, I've only thrown up with migraine once that I can think of in the past few years since I passed 40. Now I sometimes get
the Aura - zig zaggy shimmering lines across my field of vision, with no pain, and that usually passes in 15-30 minutes.
Good luck, hope this helps! Make sure your child doesn't skip meals when overexcited.