Adolescent Migraine

About 10 % of adolescents suffer from migraines, a moderate to severe headache that usually lasts between 2 and 4 hours.  Migraines are different from headaches in that they may cause dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light, and other effects.  Migraines are often inherited, and around 70 % of people affected have a close relative that also suffers from migraines.  The following are common migraine triggers:

  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Menstruation
  • Caffeine
  • Diet
  • Changes in eating patterns

We are looking for adolescents for a research study who:

  • are between 12 and 17 years of age
  • understand the difference between a headache and a migraine headache
  • have been diagnosed with migraine headaches for at least 1 year
  • have at least two migraine headaches a month

Please contact us if you are interested in having your child participate or call us at our Foothill Family Clinic North or South or Jordan River Family Medicine locations

Read more about migraines in adolescents here