A customer of ours recently called and asked my opinion on a drug her 7 year old son was being prescribed for migraines. Her doctor had given the prescription after a handful of office visits with the child complaining of serious headaches.

There was no investigation regarding what could be causing the headaches, or any discussion of eating habits or allergies, just a pad of paper and a have a nice day.

I understand there is no excuse for children to be in pain, and relieving that pain is the main priority, but address the cause. Don’t just cover up the problem.

I’ve written an article on Migraines in Children and I would hope parents would try everything first before relying on a potentially harmful drug to fix the problem.

Click to read: Migraines in Children.