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ask: I'm here mother and don't want nothing to happen to her.My ? IS WILLO SHE BE ALLRIGHT

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My daughter has migraines and has paralysis with them vision she can't see her face will turn red in areas on her face and here speech is backwards there for awhile her head didn't hurt but her neck would hurt real bad. The doctors here in Oklahoma City don't know much about migraines and they have tried to give here tripins medication and she said that could mess her up because she has hemiplegic migraines. She has an appointment for OU medical in April it's taken her 9 months to get there. Every doctor she hasa been to trys to give her medication she pours out her purse and show the doctor what medicine she has allready been given.

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lioness111

Full Moon-I just want to tell you that I have put you and your daughter in my daily prayers. my
husband suffered from migrains all of his life. His could be controled with medication. Best wishes
and good luck to you!! lioness 111.

March 17, 2010 - 11:03am
fullmoon

Lioness I hope your Ok are you sick with headaches too?? It's so awful to see some one you love with these migraines Carisa's are hemiplegic migraines shes had one experience with the paralysis when she was coming home from the grocery store and all she could do was slap her feet together to get her families attention. they were in the car with her. I hate that we don't have the care here in Oklahoma City like other places do. All we can do is keep praying.

March 17, 2010 - 7:40am
fullmoon

Thank you for being there for the up lifting I'll let you know when she goes to the doctor 6ht of April

March 16, 2010 - 6:30pm
fullmoon

Thank You for your taking the time for reasuring me on my daughter. I'll let you two know about it when she goes to the doctor on the 6th of April

March 16, 2010 - 6:28pm
lioness111

Pat you are the greatest! I envy very intelligent, sucessful women. Would that I could. Lioness 111
said that. By the way , thanks for being one of the people that came to my rescue-when I could not
log on. Everyone is so nice and helpful.!!!

March 16, 2010 - 6:16pm
Pat Elliott

Hi Sandy - Thanks for writing back. I can certainly understand why you would be scared because your daughter has migraines, and I hope that it's providing you with some comfort that she's going to be seen by the specialist. While there is a general belief that migraine headaches are rare in children, the reality is that they are not. The challenge for a parent can be finding medical professionals who will provide the appropriate level of treatment.

One of the things that may help you is to learn as much as you can about migraines in order to help guide your daughter, and to prepare a list of specific questions ahead of the doctor visit so you can make the most the time you get.
Here is the link to our reference page on migraines:
http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/migraine

You might also be interested in the following resources:
American Council for Headache Education
http://www.achenet.org

American Headache Society
http://ahsnet.org

The National Migraine Association
http://www.migraines.org

The Migraine Research Foundation has recognized the need to know more about children with migraines and has launched some programs that I think will interest you. They note: Information is lacking for sufferers, parents and medical professionals, and research is minimal. Here's what they do have, and more information about them, and a list of specialized treatment facilities for children with migraines around the country. (Unfortunately none are in Oklahoma.)
http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/for-our-children.html

Sandy, it has to be painful for you to see your child in pain, and I hope that these resources will be helpful to you. Please let us know what you think, and if you have more questions. We wish the best for both of you. Pat

March 16, 2010 - 5:51pm
fullmoon

i WAS JUST WANTING SOME REASURANCE SHE'LL BE ALLRIGHT iT SCARES ME WHEN SHE HAS THESE MIGRAINES THERE NOT JUST A PAINFUL HEADACHE THERE A NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE. THANK YOU sANDY

March 15, 2010 - 7:33pm
Pat Elliott

Hi Anon -
Thank you for writing, and welcome to EmpowHER. I can understand why you would be concerned about your daughter and would want the best possible treatment for her. If I understand your comments, she has been under treatment for migraines and she is going to be seeing a specialist at OU.

OU Medical Center, including The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, is Oklahoma's largest and most comprehensive hospital. I'm sorry you had to wait nine months for an appointment, however It's pretty common today for appointments with specialists to take a long time.

I'm not sure what question you're asking, or how we can help you. Can you please clarify what you're asking so that we can assist you? Thanks, Pat

March 15, 2010 - 5:51pm
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