Re: 11 year old daughter headache issues
Sounds like typical migraine troubles! I'm sorry that she has started with them at such a young age. My youngest brother, who is 10 years old, also gets migraines. I would definitely suggest seeing a doctor specifically for migraine treatment for her. If your current doctor has no concerns, I'd look into a specialist (your insurance can always refer you to one). It doesn't sound like anything life threatening, BUT it's no way to live life with getting frequent migraines that make you sick, and it's definitely important to treat them now and get them under control.
Since they are occurring more than once a week, it might be a good idea for a doctor to put her on preventive medication to get them less often and also let them be less severe. I completely understand the vomiting part... vomiting with a migraine is the worst and it's my own goal to get mine under control too! Then she will also need some medication to take when the migraines occur to help abort them. If she vomits too often, you might want to ask about a nasal spray medication, like Zomig. I find that I throw up my pills a lot, so definitely ask about the options.
Most of all, the doctor/specialist should be able to help find ways to identify what might trigger the migraines... and hopefully reduce some of them. They will probably recommend keeping a headache diary where you make note of the date, symptoms, and severity of the migraines and other headaches. I did this and realized that chocolate was a trigger for me, so I no longer eat it at all. I also realized that I'm quite sensitive to not having enough water, bright light, being in the heat for too long, not getting enough sleep, etc. Lifestyle changes can be made as best as you can to prevent these things from happening. For those that can't be prevented, medication may help. They might also recommend getting an MRI if you still can't determine the causes, just to rule out any abnormalities. If it's been regularly ocurring, it doesn't sound like anything life theatening.
Good luck and I hope she is able to keep them under control now so they don't keep occurring!