Hello, I have been suffering from increasingly frequent migraines for the last 3 years and have tired various treatments. I am now on candesartan which seems to help with the pain but not with the frequency. I'm now getting one every 2 days. Anyway, I'm sort of coping, but the reason I'm posting is that my son has just started having migraines too. They come on very suddenly, give him both a headache and bad tummy ache and make him feel unwell, nauseous, withdrawn and unhappy for up to 3 days. At the moment I am giving him 1 tablet of ibuprofen round the clock as soon as it starts and then occasional paracetamol in between. He gets very little relief from this though. For the last three weeks he has had an attack every week and it is leading to quite a lot of missed school. ( I tend to let him have 1 day off and then send him back even if he is still feeling a bit off). Has anyone had any experience of migraine in this age group? Any suggestions re acute treatment or any preventatives that might work? We have a paediatrician appt in the pipeline but want to try something else soon.
Also, does anyone have experience managing this with school and how best to approach it?
It's horrible when you see your child suffering with something that you've struggled with for ages and you understand the implications (plus you know they've inherited it from you!) ☹️