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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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172023 tn?1334675884
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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270405 tn?1293039221
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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270405 tn?1293039221
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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127124 tn?1326739035
My daughter started getting migraines around 5 yrs old.    Definately talk to the Dr.
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