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Child headaches

My 8 year old has been complaining of headaches and dizziness. The first I heard of it was yesterday, but my husband said she told him that about a week ago (Growl). I plan on making her an appointment because to me I don't want to mess around with anything. Today the school nurse called and told him that she was at the nurses office complaining of a headache, and that she passed all of her vision screenings. Anyone ever had a child whose had headaches this early on? Any advice? Thanks!
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My oldest son had headaches for most of his childhood.  At one point they did an MRI.  He was eventually diagnosed as having migraines.  Even children can get them.

I can't remember what, if anything, we did about it.  I'm not sure that back then, there was much to do about it.  

I'd take her the doctor, as you are planning.  
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I started getting migraines at a very young age.  I think I was around 10 or so.  Back then, I remember my doctor having me try a bunch of meds to see what, if anything would work.  I don't remember any of the meds working all that well, but it was a long time ago.  I think what worked best for me at the time was a combo of ibuprofen and tylenol.  I would talk to her doctor first before giving any medication.  Her headache may be caused by something else.  

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Oh, one more thing.  Next time she has one of those headaches, see if her laying in a dark room with a cool compress helps.  That may help even more than any medication.
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My daughter started getting migraines around 5 yrs old.    Definately talk to the Dr.
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