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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

School

Being in a supportive environment has resulted in fewer migraines. Making sure your child has teachers who understand your child's triggers, support the headache hygiene your child needs, and help to draw your child's attention away from the pain will enable your child to cope during school.

Learn more about the impact of migraines during the school day.

8 comments:

Dan said...
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Daniel Pitts Winegarden said...

My wife and daughter both suffer from migraines with similar triggers. During her junior year in high school our daughter missed more than 60 days of school with severe, persistent migraines. We finally found a physician familiar with contact point migraines. Despite our neurologist telling us migraines couldn't be sinus related the weather sensitivity suggested a sinus connection to us. Our ENT confirmed it and nasal surgery corrected the sinus defect that had the bony structure of the turbinators pinching soft tissue against the septum. She went from 10 or 12 days of migraines to 1 a month. MSG and the start of her cycle are still triggers, but far more manageable. There's an easy test to determine if migraines might be caused by contact points.

Linda Anderson said...

I used to have migraines and pain pills just made me sick to my stomach. I started using magnets on my head when a headach would start or if you start feeling like one is coming on. It may be something to think about. As long as you don't have a pace=maker, you can use them. Good luck
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi I got your blog off one of the news sites. I have a 10 year old who started having migraines when he was in preschool his comes in cycles like he'll have them 2 or 3 times as week every other month. When he gets them they are severe disabling him, heavy sweating, vomiting, sensitivity to light, lethargy. I have tried Periactin didn't work, nasal sprays, patches, Migone Plus from native remedies to no avail. Kinda fed up with prescription drugs soo many side affects. I am glad I am not alone I couldn't believe that's what he is diagnosed with.

greg crowley said...

My name is Dr Greg Crowley I am a board certified atlas orthogonist. which is an advanced chiropractic degree. While not all chiropractic treatment are a great fix for migraine relief I encourage you to research Atlas Orthogonal and feel free to get in touch with me at drgregcrowley@gmail.com and I can get you more information about our treatment protocols. Our office currently has a 90% success rate, 50% experience complete recovery, no more migraines, 20% report decrease in intensity severity and frequency with %10 reporting decrease in frequency. I hope this helps. Please contact me I would love to be able to help you help others.

Stephanie said...

Do you still blog about migraines? My son situation sounds identical to your child's.

Matt said...

I know how difficult migraines during school can be. My triggers are exercise and stress, so last spring about 5 minutes before a college final I got hit with a migraine. Luckily I had my medication with me. It helped alleviate the pain a little bit, but I had to sit in class with my eyes closed for about twenty minutes, then take my final. I appreciate your blog, even though I'm not a kid the ideas are helpful! Thanks!

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It is hard to build a support system for your child when burdened with migraine.very little children who can not spell their pains and fears become vulnerable to distress and depression.