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8/9/07 at 12:28am
your doc should have been able to give you a list of things to start eliminating one by one as a test. If not, google, or start buying or checking out migraine books. Some of the triggers are surprising. My biggies are scented products, tea, and bleu cheese. MSG is one that affects a lot of people and it's in a lot of foods, though it shouldn't be as much of a problem for anyone who frequents a NFL site. Nuts and cheeses bother some people, some are bothered by vinegars and yeast or yeast products like breads. Throwing sleep schedules off is another one of my triggers, I absolutely have to go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time every single day. Being a boy he probably doesn't have hormonal triggers.
Go to Amazon and just type in Migraines and see all the book titles you get.
.... Hopefully it will be an easy enough thing to figure out. Is it possible for heat to trigger a migraine? Sometimes I think he is really sensitive to heat. He gets really hot with bright red checks when he spends anytime outside on a warm or hot day.
I haven't been able to read the whole thread, nak, and it's 11:30 pm here.
But, that said, I wanted to quick tell you about my DS.
He is 6, has had headaches, exactly as you describe, only on his forehead, not anywhere else, although sometimes it engulfs the head, but rarely.
Took him to check his eyes, they are fine.
Took him to Ped., says it's sinus, allergies, must put him on allergy meds. I wasn't satisfied with that, as there was no proof, and just seemed like a catch-all kind of response.
Was talking to a friend of mine, also a Chiro., and she said bring him in, what else do you have to lose? I was a bit skeptical truthfully. He saw her for a few weeks, about 2x/wk. His headaches are GONE!
Viola, that's it! I was so amazed and delighted, and he is so happy they are gone. What a relief.
Now I take him in maybe twice a month just to make sure everything is okay, or when he complains of a headache again.
So, fwiw, I say try it, what do you have to lose? Besides, that beats having him on meds any day!
Hope this helps