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Suffering from migraines, taking vasograin. What med should i give to child?

Hi doctor, I suffer from migranes since I was very young now I am currently taking vasograin when I have an attack, my daughter is 10 and has been suffering from migranes for about 3 years, her migranes are akccompanied by nausea and vomiting at times paracetamol does not help she usually gets them 2--4 times a week, my mothers sister also had the problem, wat can I do to help relieve her of the headaches or what drug is best for a 10 year old. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query. It appears that your daughter has attacks of migraine quite frequently. If such a patient comes to me, first of all I would like to confirm the diagnosis of migraine by taking a thorough history, including site of headache, unilateral or bilateral, any visual symptoms like flashes of light, lacrimation, precipitating factors etc.
after confirming migraine, i would like to start with a prophylactic(preventive) medication like flunarizine or propranolol or divalproex which will prevent the future attacks from occuring or decrease their frequency and/or severity.
the choice of medication will depend upon detailed assessment of the patient about which will suit her better.
further, if she still has headaches, i would like to give her paracetamol or naproxen as SOS (onneed basis). vasograin is not a very good drug for children.
I would suggest you better take your daughter tosome psychiatrist/ neurologist for her proper management. looking at the tender age of your daughter, it is not advisable to self medicate.
hope i have satisfied your query. for any further clarification,please feel free to contact me.
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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