February 6, 2010 9:41am CST
Help! My 9 year old came home from school yesterday screaming and throwing up, after getting her cleaned up and having her explain how she felt, I believe she had a horrible migraine headache. I have only had one my entire life so I really don't know how to help her. After talking with her some more, I think it began yesterday morning when a little boy in her class had a laser pointer and she was watching the light on the wall, she said he was moving it very fast. Of course, I told her to not look at the light from laser pointers. I did have her take a warm bath to wash her hair (she threw up in it) and that seemed to help some. But here it is, 18 hours later and she is still trying to sleep it off. What do you do to prevent and/or relieve migraines? Do you avoid certain foods? Certain environmental factors?
• United States
6 Feb 10
Thank you for the response. Changes in pressure make sense. My daughter came downstairs a few hours ago and said "There's something wrong down here, my headache was gone upstairs, but now it's back" I think it was simply from being up there and then moving down here. I just hope she doesn't go through this a lot, because seeing her in that much pain makes me cry also.