While migraines affect millions of adults and children, the symptoms can appear differently for the two populations.
Here are 5 examples how migraine affects children differently than adults:
- The head pain may affect the whole head rather than just one side.
- Attacks are shorter, sometimes lasting less than an hour.
- The headache may disappear but the child may feel sick or be sick and this may be worse than the head pain.
- There may be abdominal pain and no head pain.
- Car sickness is an indicator of migraine.
If you feel your child might be suffering from migraines, speak to you pediatrician or make an appointment with a Child Neurology Consultant specialist.