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Migraines and your Children

Some are now saying that migraines in children can in some way be linked to behavior disorders.  One study on children and migraines, published in the journal Cephalagia and involving 1,856 kids from ages 5-11, found that children with migraine headaches had a significantly higher risk for behavior disorders. The finding is in line with results from previous studies showing that children with migraines have a higher risk for depressive disorders, anxiety, and behaviors such as hyperactivity and attention problems.

Behavior problems could be a trigger for migraine attacks in children, or they could be a result of migraines. "It is hard to tease out the link between problems like depression and hyperactivity from migraine because all these conditions are common in children," says Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, associate director of neurology research and professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio. "Both behavior problems and headaches need to be checked out. The most important thing is to realize that children do get migraines. In fact, migraines are one of the top five childhood disorders, even more common than childhood asthma."

Migraines can start at any age, for boys they are more common before age 7 and for girls after puberty they are most common.

Here are some signs you can look for to help recognize migraine in children:

  • A pounding type of headache - younger children may have pain on both sides of the head or across the forehead.
  • Pain that limits the child's activity or is made worse by activity.
  • Pain that is moderate to severe (most migraines are more moderate than severe)
  • A headache that lasts from one to 72 hours
  • A headache that comes with nausea or vomiting
  • A headache that's made worse by sound or light

Very young children who can't complain of pain may become quiet, pale, and sweaty. Children may have visual changes before a migraine starts, called a migraine aura. 

To minimize migraines in children, Dr. Hershey recommends that parents make sure their child:

  • Drinks enough fluids. Dehydration is a common trigger
  • Avoids caffeine. Caffeine in soda or energy drinks may be a trigger
  • Eats healthy foods and eats regularly. Skipping meals is also a common trigger
  • Gets enough exercise. Exercise reduces stress, which could be a trigger
  • Gets enough sleep. Most kids need nine hours or more
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Monday, 20 August 2018