Re: 8 year old son with chronic headaches
Painman offered a lot of good advice on things to look out for. I'd also definitely look out for patterns after eating to see if any foods might trigger headaches, especially if the 3-4 times follows an eating pattern. I can't eat chocolate because of headaches/migraines and many people are surprised to hear about that. Another thing I'd look out for would be sleeping patterns. Under or oversleeping can do it, as well as not sleeping well in general. I used to sleep on my stomach and learned that it can cause headaches and neck issues for some people (and others are lucky and never have this problem). I also switched to a contoured memory foam pillow and that has been wonderful for headaches! Good luck with everything and I hope you can find what might be causing them. I don't blame you about trying to not give headache medicine often.