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What do kids with migraines go through?

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Children with migraines can have pain on the front or both sides of their head. It usually feels like it's throbbing. The pain can last less than an hour or as long as a day or so. In severe cases, it can last about a week.

Sometimes, kids with a migraine feel dizzy or sick to their stomach. Their vision might be blurry. Sounds, smells, or bright lights may bother them.

Young children with migraine might not have pain. Instead, they may have stomach problems and dizziness that keep coming back.

From: Your Child and Migraine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Migraines: What a Pain."

National Headache Foundation: "Children's Headache Disorders."

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines in Children."

The Migraine Trust: "Guide for parents and carers."

Mount Nittany Health: "When Your Child Has Migraine Headaches."

Women's and Children's Health Network: "Migraine: A really bad headache."

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Migraines: What a Pain."

National Headache Foundation: "Children's Headache Disorders."

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines in Children."

The Migraine Trust: "Guide for parents and carers."

Mount Nittany Health: "When Your Child Has Migraine Headaches."

Women's and Children's Health Network: "Migraine: A really bad headache."

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

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