If a young person has a migraine that keep returning, it may be time to see a doctor. It is important to find a doctor that is a childhood migraine specialist. If you’re having trouble finding one, ask a local neurologist to help you find a migraine specialist.
Therefore you should take a migraine journal to the appointment The journal should describe past migraines, how long they last and what the child was doing immediately before the migraine symptoms began.
Also, let children or teens know what to expect of the doctor’s appointment. Most doctors exclude any other cause of the pain before they diagnose migraines.
The doctor may:
Take blood samples
Measure blood pressure
Ask you to record information about the migraine pain in a journal
Suggest changes in lifestyle to reduce migraine pain, such as getting eight hours of sleep, avoiding caffeine, reducing stress, exercising regularly etc.
Teach relaxation techniques
Order brain imaging tests, such as a CAT scan or MRI to rule out any other cause of the pain