D.G. asks from Fort Worth, TX on December 31, 2008
Grand Daughter with Head Aches
My 10 year old Grand Daughter has suddenly developed daily head aches. They last any where from two hours to most of the day. My Daughter and I took her to the doctor yesterday and she has advised we take her for an eye exam which we will schedule soon. She will then have an MRI to rule out any other problems. She also has issues with encopresis which is a severe constipation and mega colan. All of this has possibly lead to some problems with her self image. She is an other wise bright child that loves science and has lots of friends. My question is has any one else had a child this age with the headaches and how did they treat them? I don't want to get in the habit of giving her too much pain meds as that can make the problem worse. My daughter just lost her job due to down sizing so we had to put the children on CHIP but I don't think that should be an issue as far as her doctors are concerned.
So What Happened?™
Well I took my grand daughter to the eye doctor and she did need glasses. She was excited about that. I was glad to know she thought it was cool to ware them. We will see how the headaches go. The next step is her gastroenterologist and if the headaches don't go away the neurologist. Thanks so much for all the advice .
T.R. answers from Dallas on January 05, 2009
K.O. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
Sometimes a Chiropractor can help with the headaches. I use Chiropractors for many aliments I have and have heard others say that they couldn't get rid of headaches until they saw a chiropractor. Good luck and I hope see gets better soon.
D.S. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
Two of my children have had headaches that were triggered by allergies. They happen some parts of the year more than others, due to different pollens being in the air.
D.T. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
This may seem like some silly answers, but I thought I'd throw them out there for you to consider.
My sister got terrible migraines when she used a particular shampoo. (VO5) When she changed her shampoo, she didn't get them as often. Every time she would get a migraine, she would make a list of things she had done or eaten or used in the last 12 hours and she usually figured out what had triggered the migraine. You might try changing some of the products she uses.
When I was growing up, I had bad headaches for about a year. Had no idea how to make them stop. Then, I decided to get my hair cut to be more in fashion with everyone else. At the time I had long, thick hair down to my waist. I soon noticed I wasn't having my daily headaches. Turns out the weight of my hair was the thing giving me the headaches.
I hope it is something as harmless as these two ideas, but I wish you all well in finding out what is causing her headaches.
S.N. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
when my daughter was 5 she was getting headaches. it turned out she had a cavity and the root was exposed. she ended up needing a crown. headache gone.
i'm not saying that's what it is, but you never know what can cause a headache.
you might want to also consider sinus headache/allergies.
think outside the box.
C.M. answers from Amarillo on January 01, 2009
N.W. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
If she drinks milk I'd consider cutting it out. It is the number one food allergen, is mucous forming and can also cause constipation. Yeast is also a culprit for constipation. oxypowder.com is a product that helps constipation.
M.D. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2008
My daughter started getting migraines when she was 5. They went away for a while and have come back over the past couple of months- she is now 7-1/2. She has seen her doctor and he gave us meds for nausea. (Her headaches are so bad- that she sometimes throws up) She had a cat scan- which thankfully came back normal. Next week we see a pediatric neurologist to see what could be causing them. We did all these same steps when she was 5 and they found nothing wrong. Then she was too young for any meds. I dont think there is much they can give one this young. I have found when she gets them- to keep the room dark and let her rest, and usually she falls asleep. Good luck to you!
J.C. answers from Dallas on January 02, 2009
K.W. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
Good Morning D.,
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E.C. answers from Dallas on January 01, 2009
When I was in 4th grade, I was admitted to the hospital for 2 nights so they could do all sorts of tests on me to see why I was getting headaches.
They ended up diagnosing me with migraines. They gave me a prescription to take when I was getting a headache, so it's not like I had to take them on a daily basis.
Doctors now days are VERY cautious with kids. (This is a great thing!) My daughter had hurt her wrist and they couldn't see anything wrong in the x-ray, so they scheduled her for an MRI to rule out Leukemia. Horrifying for us adults who love them, but they just want to catch anything early so they can treat it before it is life threatening...
Chances are your grand-daughter is just having headaches from stress...