My 8 year old gets headaches when she gets hot. Weather it's in the winter or summer if she starts to get hot she's down and sometimes it's for the rest of the day. She was diagnosed with migranes at the age of 5. In the summer I try to prevent them but I can only do so much. She drinks water and has a neck cooler. We tried the gatoraid the other day, just before she went out to play I had her start drinking it to see if that helped any. It didn't seem to do anything different than water does. She's a kid and wants to run and play so I can't keep her form running and playing wheather it's inside or outside. I'd just like to stop the headaches! I am looking for some answers I guess, since the doctors can't help.View Thread
Yes she has been to a neurologist and was diagnosed with migraine headaches. I am calling today to get her back in. I just know they will want to put her on a preventitive medication, and that worries me a little. She is 8 and was diagnosed at the age of 5. She gets headaches from motion so riding in my truck she'll get a headache within a few minutes and she gets a bellyache along with it sometimes.View Thread
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