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10 year old daughter suffereing from Migraines
An_240812 posted:
My 10 year old daughter started suffering from migraines around April 2011, It started with severe constant, dizziness for 4 months. Now she gets some relief for a few weeks, followed by another attack of dizziness, stomach aches and headaches. This tend to last about 5-7 days.
She is missing school, gaining weight, and has lost her desire to do anything.

Is there a parent out there who has gone through this and could give me support?
carpetcrawler5 responded:
Has she seen a dr? With that many headaches and missing school, she needs to take preventative meds. Also it sounds like a unique type of migraine with dizzyness that I've heard of.
nlt71 replied to carpetcrawler5's response:
we have seen a neuologist. most drugs are not for
nlt71 replied to carpetcrawler5's response:
Sorry about the last reply. I was having Android issues.
She has seen a neurologist. He doesn't like giving children strong meds. He prescribed butterbur as an alternative to the drugs. She is having more good days and less of the dizziness, or at least it seems like it is less. We have reduced the refined sugar in her diet, but I have also noticed that last two major migraine were 28 days apart. This leads me to believe it is hormornal and genetic. One side of the family has a history of migraines.
I also noticed that some foods triggers migraines, such as chocolate milk, and pepperoni sticks.
nlt71 responded:
After a year of searching and seeing a GI specialist for IBS. It was finally discovered that milk products were the cause of her migraines, dizziness and stomach aches. After three days of being off of all milk products she felt much better. She has lost 2 inches from her tummy and over 5 pounds. Her energy is back. She participated in track this spring. She is currently seeing a dietician and is on a food reintroductory diet to see if there are any other food issues.

It make me wonder how many other people who suffer from migraines and IBS actually have food intolerances or allergies.

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