Migraines in Children

Migraines in Children November 19, 2013

I think that we just experienced our first migraine in one of our children, and it threw me for a loop! In part, the reason that I am posting so late today is because I had my daughter home with me, even though she would have been perfectly fine to go to school. She woke up happy and feeling great, whereas for the past 48 hours she had been miserable with a splitting headache. In retrospect, I think that she may have had a migraine (or just a prolonged headache?) brought on by stress, and I am hoping that it was a one-time occurrence. This child is particularly in-tune with my emotional state :), which can be a blessing and a curse.

Have any of you dealt with migraines in children, and if so, how do you cope? It was truly awful, and at some point her stomach started hurting so she wouldn’t even take her Ibuprofin. We basically had her lying on the couch, lights off, with a cold washcloth on her head. Someone told me that she gives her children an ice-cold slushy to bring on a brain freeze, and that this can stop the migraine before it really starts. Sounds crazy, but I wonder if it works!

On a related note, I just heard something that sounds to me like an old wives’ tale, but I wonder if anyone has tried it. Apparently, if you drink 100% grape juice daily during flu season, your intestines become too acidic for the flu to take hold. Really?? Queen B, what is your medical opinion of this?

In any case, I hope that you and your family are happy and healthy this week! If you are sick, I hope that you feel better very soon. Mary, Queen of peace, pray for us!

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