There are times when all your patient’s rescue strategies just are not working. The migraine episode is going on and on for several days, or it is worse than usual, or they are vomiting and getting dehydrated. Your patient has taken their usual rescue medications, perhaps done their usual thing when the rescue does not … Continue reading Visiting the ED or Urgent care
Since I am revisiting the topic of caring for kids with migraine, I thought I would jump right into medications next, treatment and then preventive. I am a firm believer in headache healthy lifestyle factors and their important for preventing migraines. I have discussed these quite a bit in the blog. So let’s talk about … Continue reading Revisiting Migraine part 2: abortive medications
So your patient has developed chronic migraine, which is defined as 3-4 migraine per week, 15 migraine days per month, and is predictably miserable. Developing chronic migraine does happen in pediatrics, but it happens much more often in older teens and adults. You’ve done what you could to prevent it from happening: did a course … Continue reading Chronic migraine, what to do?
So in the previous few posts I talked about the lifestyle factors important for migraine and headache patients. But even someone with excellent self-care, can still suffer from a migraine attack. After all, we have no control over weather changes, fire alarms, Aunt Betty’s strong perfume and other common triggers. So let’s talk about medications … Continue reading Migraine medications to the rescue