It started when she was 12, and got worse and worse. In the last two months it became daily. Shes always feeling nauseous after eating and get a lot of stomachaches. She has a problem with her jaw, but we took her to a doctor that gave her some exercises that help the headache in her temples, but not the one in the back of her head. We dont know what to do. Please help.
First off I am sorry you and your family are going through this difficult time.
I really hope you've been speaking a doctor rather than waiting as it progressed over three years. My best personal advice is that considering the length of time this has been going on, seek medical attention as soon as you can from a neurologist.
There are a lot of different things it can be but if it were my child I would get them in to see the doc asap. Possibly a neurologist if you can.
I wish you all the best and hope this resolved for your daughter.
Great answer DO, and Headaches please follow these directions as soon as possible, I remember a few years back they were always bickering about children getting headaches or migraines and finally YES AND PRETTY BAD AS AN ADULT PLEASE GET THIS CHILD INTO A Neurologist ASAP AS THE FIRST POSTER SAID I COULD NOT AGREE WITH HIM OR HER MORE. CHUCK1957 I AM SORRY BAD NIGHT THIS IS LAST QUESTION CAPS ARE BECAUSE OF EYES, AND HAVE TO LOOK UP LOTS OF STUFF DUE TO CHEMOBRAIN AND ON MY 5TH PAIR OF GLASSES SO i HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ME IF NOT JUST LISTEN TO MY FRIEND THAT POSTED SHORTLY BEFORE ME BUT WE HAVE TO GET THIS GIRL INTO THE DOCTOR. CHUCK1957
In addition to the great advice by JM & Chuck, I too would make an appointment with a pediatric neurologist ASAP.
If the pediatric neurologist cannot find a reason for the child's headaches I would ask to have a CAT scan done immediately.
My niece had numbness between her two eyes when she was having a routine eye exam.
The opthamologist fluffed the numbness off and didn't take her seriously.
After continues headaches and blurred vision my sister took her to another doctor.
Children's hospital did a CAT scan and found a quarter size tumor RT above her left eye.
Luckily they found it early and was able to remove most of the tumor.
Now I'm not trying to scare you but too often we don't take children at their word.
Hopefully, with the new doctor you will find an answer to her headaches.
Best of luck
I totally agree with FM and Chuck. If you have a University around you or within a reasonable distance, it's worth the trip to see a Pediatric Neurologist.
Go have the work-up done and treatment.
Let them set up a plan of care for your child to be followed up locally.
The Mayo or Cleveland Clinics cater to out-of-towners. They will streamline your consults so you can get at the root of the problem quickly and with fewer communication problems.
They carefully send the information necessary to your pediatrician.
I had several medical issues so we drove 3 days to Mayo in Rochester. I found that I did less running around than if we were at home. Appointments were made for us in very timely fashion so no days are wasted.
I'm promoting this because I wasn't sure if the trip was worth the travel and expense. It definitely was ! These places have the latest in technology and the specialists who do the research.
The hotels give discounted rates for patients and a free shuttle service so driving isn't necessary.
I'm trying to make this as successful and with as little stress as necessary.
I cannot even imagine what you are going through.
When they tell you that it's migraines and will improve with age, you can be reassured that nothing is being missed.
My prayers are with you and your family.
If you have a chance, will you give us some follow up no matter which way you go?
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