Did you know a first grader could get migraines? I didn't. But Benny's been struggling with this for almost a year now. I've been hesitant to write about this and I'm not entirely comfortable now. It's just such a mystery.
We've eliminated foods that are likely triggers. That worked after 3 in a row last September. But the migraines came roaring back in January – one a week (almost always on Mondays) for six weeks so far this year.
We're doing what we're supposed to – keeping the food and activity diary. His blood sugar's been steady around all but one episode (when he went low) and the doctors don't think it has much to do with diabetes. I'm now investigating allergies, but I am so frustrated and sad for my little guy.
The migraines are all the same. Huge, horrible screaming headache, then he throws up, then he sleeps for a while. There is one funny thing to share (and if I don't laugh, I'm only going to cry). When he wakes up, Benny's always super hungry and he always asks for something you would never want if you'd just puked. "Do we have any tacos?" "How about some meat loaf?" He settles for Ritz crackers and ginger ale, but I know he wants to sneak into the kitchen. At least that hasn't changed.
I'm happy to hear your legit advice about migraines, but please think twice before posting. I'm still mad about the guy last week trying to convince me his magic shake would cure Benny's diabetes.