What is a Migraine?
A migraine is NOT just a bad headache! Migraine is a complicated and debilitating neurological disease that can affect the entire body. While the symptoms vary from person to person, the primary symptom is usually severe reoccurring pain in the head, which can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to touch, sound, light, and odors. Migraine attacks can have an enormous impact on your school, work, family, and social lives. In fact, it is the sixth most disabling illness in the world.
Migraine in Kids
Adults aren't the only ones who suffer from migraine- kids do too! It has been reported in kids as young as 18 months old. About 10% of school-age children suffer from migraine, and half of all migraine sufferers have their first attack before the age of 12. While kids generally have fewer and shorter attacks than adults with different symptoms, they can be just as debilitating and quality of life threatening. Kids who have migraine are absent from school twice as often as kids who don't. They have trouble keeping up in school and even participating in after school and weekend activities.
To learn more about childhood migraine, check out the Migraine in Kids page!
Or check out the Just for Kids page to find information about childhood migraine in an easily understandable format and tips for children with migraine!
Goals of this Website
to provide information about Childhood Migraine to kids (in a kid-friendly format) and adults
to provide tips and tools to help kids to better manage their migraines
to let kids with Childhood Migraine know that they are not alone
To learn more about this website, check out the About page!