I get migraines about 1x a week and can function for part of them but my son (16) gets them several times a week or ones that last for days. He missed more than 70% + of school days and social activities. I just don't know what to do at this point. We have recently changed neurologist from a pediatric one to an regular and he said he was on very low peds doses of meds and switched him to adult doses as he is the size of an adult. This doesn't seem to help. Last… read more
I am 19 years old and have the worst migraines in my whole family, up to the point where I also missed more than 70% of school. I had migraines every week which lasted for up to 4 days. Last October I switched to a new medicine, lamotrigine. This is usually used for epileptic people, but for me, this did wonder. now I have a migraine once a month and it is less intense. so maybe you could try that for your son! I hope something will work.
My daughter has begun having them much younger than I did. I have learned that the meds like imitrex work to stop my migraine for awhile but then I get an even worse rebound migraine. If you haven't already, you might read up on rebound migraines. It won't solve your son's problems but maybe it can slow things down a bit. The intensity of my rebound migraines is sooo much worse than a regular migraine.