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Old 11-17-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

 
Old 11-23-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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Re: what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

are you the one with the headache? if not is the teenager male? female?
What have you tried? have you been to the doctor?

 
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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Re: what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

Topamax is really good for migrains. Talk to your doctor though, it does have some side effects, as does any medicine.

 
Old 11-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

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are you the one with the headache? if not is the teenager male? female?
What have you tried? have you been to the doctor?
15 yr old male--motrin is the only over the counter product that some what helps---not intrested in meds with questionable side effects or without long term studies-- anything natural out there? missing too much school because of light sensitivity and pain when headache starts---then he has to sleep ---doctors suggest heavy duty meds or grin and bear it--have tried food eliminations and sugar control, peppermint aroma
sleep seems to be the only remedy
any other ideas?--previously on tegretol/carbamezapine for seizure disoder but has been seizure free for 6 years without meds and will not do blood tests as they have triggered seizures in the past

 
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Re: what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

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are you the one with the headache? if not is the teenager male? female?
What have you tried? have you been to the doctor?
15 yr old male--motrin is the only over the counter product that some what helps---not intrested in meds with questionable side effects or without long term studies-- anything natural out there? missing too much school because of light sensitivity and pain when headache starts---then he has to sleep ---doctors suggest heavy duty meds or grin and bear it--have tried food eliminations and sugar control, peppermint aroma
sleep seems to be the only remedy
any other ideas?--previously on tegretol/carbamezapine for seizure disoder but has been seizure free for 6 years without meds and will not do blood tests as they have triggered seizures in the past

 
Old 11-23-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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Re: what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

seizure meds are also often used with migraines and depression. Have you been to a neurologist? if you want to try the natural way, see if there is a chiropractor in your area that is a naturapath. I go to one and it has helped me a great deal. Just remember even natural supplements, still have interactions like prescription meds. I take a natural progesterone to control my hormonal migraines, but it is still a hormone replacement and comes with the same risks that synthetic hormones do.

 
Old 11-26-2008, 01:53 PM   #7
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Re: what to do for a teenager with a migraine headache that won't go away

Have you considered a possible problem with food intolerance. My daughter said her headaches were so bad she would say she felt like aliens were eating her brain. We found later through a food intolerance blood test (ThinkRite systems) that a hand full of foods that came up positive on her test were causing the problem. After we removed the problem foods from her diet, her headache left within a day and a half and never returned.

 
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