Can children’s migraine symptoms differ from those in adults?

Migraine FAQs: Can children’s migraine symptoms differ from those in adults?

Migraine symptoms in children and migraine symptoms in teenagers are frequently similar to those found in adults.

However, keep in mind that symptoms of migraines in children may be different from those adults experience:

  • Children's migraine symptoms often start and worsen quickly.
  • Children complain of stomach discomfort often, which may be a sign of abdominal migraine.
  • Children's symptoms may last only one hour or a couple of days.