10 Year old with constant severe headaches

Nicola - posted on 02/28/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 10 year old daughter has been complaining of headaches for past 2 months. They first were very short and once a week maybe twice. I took her to doctor who wasn't concerned suggested i keep a headache diary and maybe it dues to modern technology computers, phones etc though she is not much of a user and doesnt watch tv i limit her time on computers and TV. They started to get worse occuring every few days, worse in morning, doesn't seem to fully go away but lessens then comes back super strong, no pain medicine for kids helps. No vomiting though sometimes feeling slightly sick due to serverity, lights dont hurt her eyes etc. Took her back to doctors they again werent worried but said it doesnt sound like migranes and continue with diary and come back if worse. For last 10 days they are worse, now every day, much wors ein morning even waking her during night on some occasions. She is tired and has less energy but otherwise well in herself. Took her back to doctor yesterday who started talking to her about school, is anything worrying her, does she like her teacher etc. My daughter is very happy little girl and we have a very open relationship , she loves school and never wants to miss any because she is very popular and social and there are no home upsets. Doctor said bring her back in 2 weeks and watch, but i don't feel happy im sure is nothing sinister but cant shake the worry my intuition is telling me somethings wrong but the doctors are not taking things serious i feel like taking her direct to A n E at hospital and demanding tests but may come accross nuerotic

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/28/2013

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Nicola, if you're feeling something more is happening, keep after your physicians until they investigate. I agree that an MRI at the very least may be in order!

Dove - posted on 02/28/2013

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An MRI is an excellent idea and not an unreasonable request at all. Has she had her vision checked recently? Going to the eye doctor to rule out vision trouble and demanding an MRI would be my first two steps here.

Patricia - posted on 02/28/2013

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I don't blame you. I think a MRI would probably be a good idea to rule out anything and then you can go from there. Have you thought about switching doctors?

My daughter also gets them and hers are from allergies and also hormones. I notice when she is super crabby she tends to get them.

I hope you can get some answers. I would demand some answers

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Nicola - posted on 03/01/2013

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im from the UK things are different here everything is national health service (NHS) its all free which means they are tight ass gits :s its a hard fight for anything private care is rare and hard to find

Dove - posted on 03/01/2013

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They won't see her in the hospital if she's not screaming in pain? That's ridiculous. It hurts more to scream in pain when your head hurts. I've dealt with headaches my entire life. They started getting worse around 15 and it wasn't THAT hard for my mom to get me an MRI. I think I'd find another doctor if I were you.

Did you tell the doctor you want her to have an MRI asap? They work for you, so if the doctor isn't doing his/her job... You need to find one who will. The MRI may or may not help anything, but can rule out (or confirm) quite a lot.

Patricia - posted on 03/01/2013

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Poor babe!!! I pray these will go away soon and you can see a doctor and get your questions answered.

Nicola - posted on 03/01/2013

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thank you ladies, yes she has had eye test all is fine in that area and doctor said they wont see her in hopsital unless screaming in pain when i take her in, they have referred me to a peadiatric specialist could take up to 3 weeks for an appointment im still not happy she also gets short sharp pains lasting 5-30 seconds inbetween headaches these are very painful

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