How Migraines Affect Children (Different Than Adults)

by ih-chi admin

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.

 

(Source: MigraineTrust.org)