KIDS’ BEHAVIOR.
NBC’S KRISTEN DAHLGREN
EXPLAINS. >>Reporter: HE IS
ONLY 11 BUT ALREADY HE
KNOWS THE CRIPPLING PAIN OF A MIGRAINE.
>>I COULDN’T GET OUT
OF BED. IT WAS TERRIBLE.
I WAS CRYING OUT IN
PAIN. >>Reporter: WHERE
DOES IT HURT?
>>ALL OVER. >>Reporter: THE
POUNDING AND PRESSURE
DEBILITAING BUT IN CHILDREN MIGRAINES CAN
OFTEN GO UNDIAGNOSED.
ABOUT 10% OF SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN
SUFFER FROM MIGRAINES.
BY AGE 17, ONE IN TEN BOYS HAS HAD A
MIGRAINE, FOR GIRLS,
IT’S ALMOST ONE IN FOUR.
A STUDY SHOWS WARNING
SIGNS MAY BE ABLE TO TIP PARENTS OFF WELL
BEFORE THE PAIN
ACTUALLY STARTS. >>IF WE WAIT UNTIL
THE CHILDREN ARE
REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE AND CURLED UP, IT’S A
LOT HARDER TO GET THEM
BETTER. >>Reporter: DR.
HOWARD JACOBS LOOKED
FOR WHAT ARE CALLED PREMONITORY SIGNS, RED
FLAGS THAT A MIGRAINE
IS ON THE WAY. THE RESEARCHERS FOUND
41% OF CHILDREN SHOW
TWO CLEAR SIGNS, PROFOUND FATIGUE AND
SUDDEN MOODINESS.
UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE THEIR HEADS EVER START
POUNDING.
>>THE KEY WITH MOST OF THE MEDICINES WE
GIVE KIDS TO TAKE WHEN
THEY HAVE A MIGRAINE, THE KEY IS TO TAKE IT
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
>>Reporter: GRIFFIN AND HIS MOM KNOW THE
PATTERN WELL.
>>I START TO GET TIRED AND CRABBY AND
CRANKY.
>>IF I THINK THOSE SIGNS ARE THERE AND I
SEE ONE COMING ON, I
DEFINITELY MAKE SURE HE GETS A BIG GLASS OF
WATER, SOME I BEE
— I MEDICINE AND HAS TO

1 thought on “Advice On How Parents Can Spot Children’s’ Emerging Migraines | NBC Nightly News”

  1. Treat kids with Rx, because they get tired and crabby. The inference to the KEY being TAKE DRUGS AS SOON AS SYMPTOMS SURFACE makes me absolutely SICK! Magnesium is all that most of them need! MAGNESIUM!!!
    I suffered from migraines since a kid for many years. I have not had a migraine since I treated myself with MAGNESIUM!
    Sick and tired of greedy PHARMA.

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