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Have you considered acupuncture? Needles might freak a 10-year-old out, but I was almost 12 when my migraines started. They were unbearable and became increasingly worse. By the time I was 18 I seriously thought about suicide to end the pain. At 22 I had acupuncture for the first time. I improved slightly after about 6 treatments.(By the way, I was on Imitrex all this time). I traveled to Asia, found that codiene was over the counter there, and it did wonders for me, so I stopped the acupuncture. I relied on codeine for years (traveled to Asia regularly for work, and stocked up each time). Eventually I went to a different acupuncturist for back pain, told him also of the migraines, and he treated both. After 3 treatments I did not have to rely on codeine. 2 more treatments and I did not have a migraine for months. I haven't had acupuncture in years, but I now only get one or two headaches a year ( and pop codeine when I do) which is amazing to me. Just wanted to throw that idea out there for you.
Thanks for replying! Interesting about the acupuncture. I will have to keep that in mind as an alternative treatment when she's older.
The periactin seems to be working pretty well. Sometimes she has no headaches (usually in the morning) and by late afternoon the headache comes back but not very much according to dd. I'm sure the codeine would work well but I would be worried about giving it every day (she had daily headaches) and what that might do to her long-term brain development.