My son is 3 years old. Just recently he has started having pains in his head. They don't happen very often. Not even on a weekly basis. When he does have them they are usually on the left side of his head, he grabs his head and cries during the pain, and the pain usually lasts about 10-20 seconds. When the pain is over he is completely fine and is back to playing or whatever he was doing. He has no other symptoms and is otherwise healthy and happy. Does anyone know anything about this or do you have a child experiencing the same thing?
MY DAUGHTER WILL BE 3 IN MAY AND SHE HAS JUST STARTED HAVING THE VERY SAME THING,SOME DAYS IT WILL HAPPEN AFEW TIMES A DAY,OTHER TIMES NOT AT ALL.BUT SHE SCREAMS WITH PAIN EACH TIME. HAVE YOU MANAGED TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS,IF YOU HAVE COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW. SHE IS SEEING THE DOCTOR IN THE MORNING SO I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I FIND ANYTHING OUT.
I haven't actually found out anything from the doctor but I have done some research online. I have found something that fits the symptoms exactly that you might could ask the doctor about. It is called "Ice Pick Headaches" which is considered a form of cluster headaches and is considered a primary headache which means there is no underlying cause for it. Please keep in touch and let me know what you find out. If for some reason you cannot contact me on this forum my personal email address is: ***@****
Thanks! I am sorry to hear about your child having these pains (I know how scary it is), but it is nice to know I am not alone!
Hiya, i took Kaitlyn to see the doctor yesterday and she couldn't work out what it is. She said there's a few pea sized glands up in the back of her heck so shes not sure if its a virus. I'm to take her back in a week if shes still having them and she'll be referred to a specialist. Hope your little boys ok,thanks for getting beck to me. I'll keep you informed on what i find out. Thanks again. Kelly
I am sorry to hear about your son. It is very strange that they are all about the same age and suffering the same signs and symptoms. Please keep us informed and I will try to do the same as things come together. You may also reach me at my personal e-mail address that I posted previously.
Good Luck! I will keep your son and your family in my thoughts and prayers!
I know these postings are from months back but if anyone is reading this and has any input , i would really appreciate it. My son is also suffering from these same symptoms. he is 4, and i am so worried. md thought it might be viral, but this has been going on 3 weeks with no relief. we have an appointment with a neurologist but it's not for a month. please help!
my 2 year and 8 month old daughter just started doing the same thing? She plays fine and happy then screams holds her head and looks at me crying? I run to her pick her up to comfort her and she cries for a bit and then seems ok again - though yesterday she sat on me a while wondering what is going on probably?! like i am!
I took her to A&E twice and they didn't know what was wrong as they checked her eyes ears and heart beat etc and all was well and ok.
It's just these odd pangs of pain she just gets suddenly out of the blue when she screams for a bit then seems ok after.
I'll ask the dr about ice pick head aches. She is at the age of toddler 'ness' where she is often banging her head into doors etc so maybe this is because of an old bang to her head?
I experienced the same thing with my lil girl last night! She just turned 3! She was playin just fine and as I sat next to her she just grabbed the back of her head and let out this horrible scream! She was cryin so hard that she couldn't catch her breath and then 103 so seconds later she was back to her active self! I just don't underdstand what happen!
I know this post is very, very old, but my 2.5 year old daughter has begun to experience the same symptoms you described in your son. It has happened about 8-9 times in the past 2 months. She will be playing, sometimes suddenly turn, sometimes not, and all of a sudden a 15-20 pain will occur on her left side of her head that will cause her to stop what she is doing and cry. I have done blood work and x-rays, both have come back normal. Just looking to see if anyone has received any answers? My pediatrician does not seem concerned as she is otherwise completely happy and healthy. I am debating a second opinion.
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