Migraine Headache in Children - Treatment

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What treatment were effective for your child's migraine headaches?
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Published: February 06

My 11 year old daughter gets a migraine once every 1-3 months. Her triggers seem to be dehydration and lack of sleep. Her first symptom is visual aura. We were lucky to discover that the smell of a very strong menthol/mint oil will stop the headache. She still usually vomits and sleeps even if the menthol smell helps with the headache. .

Published: December 01

My son has had migraines for 3+ yrs. They typically last 6-24 hours. He sleeps in a dark room and Tylenol helped at first. Then his migraines increased to 4-8 times a month. We started Imitrex. .