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15 year old with night time migraines
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peripie posted:
My son is 15, and has had nightly migraines for the past year. They are so severe that he has been unable to attend school. We have tried amitriptyline. Topomax, combo of amitriptyline and topomax, indomethican, acupuncture, chiropractor, and sleep studies. He has also taken high dosages of magnesium oxide and b2. We have had 2 hospital stays to try to break the cycle, but they were short lived. I am desperate to find some relief for him, as he is becoming quite depressed. Any suggestions? His neurologist calls him one of his toughest cases ever.
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NJRocks responded:
My 16 year old daughter has had chronic everyday migraines/headaches for over a year as well. We also have tried numerous medications with no lasting results. I feel for you and know how hard it is to watch your child suffer. My daughter was out all last year from school and this year is now out again. I am looking into a possible dietary cause such as gluten intolerance or yeast allergy.Hard to determine,though and our neuro who is highly regarded in NYC doesnt seem to think its food related. We tried going gluten free for 30 days no change however t is possible that gluten was still present in some of the food she ate.We have been to so many different specialists my head spins. Also chiro, acupuncture even psychiatrist to make sure it is not emotional. Wish you luck and maybe look into a food allergy if you have not done so yet.


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