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My 12 year old daughter has inherited headaches and

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My 12 year old daughter has inherited headaches and migraines from my family. For about 2+ years her neurologist had her taking Periactin to help prevent the headaches. In beginning of taking medications she would occasionally feel the start of a headache and abruptly vomit, with no pre warning. She would then feel perfectly fine. Sometimes she would vomit with no sensation of a headache and no stomach pain or nausea....Completely out of the blue.
The vomiting stuff stopped.
The beginning of June talking with her neurologist we decided to ween her off of her prescription, as she'd had hardly any headaches, and no stomach issues.
Starting the middle of July, the stomach/vomiting thing has started up again. It has happened from July 15th until today the 15th of August. Only 1 of the 4 times did she feel a twinge of a headache immediately before vomiting. The other 3 times, she felt perfectly fine before. Then perfectly fine right after.
Please help!! Worrying every time she leaves.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for this question.

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing medical doctor with over 10 years experience

This does sound like migraines to me.

What about a preventative med like inderal?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it :)

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