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  • Health Professional Training - Migraine
    other headache disorders THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders Latest News Latest News and Research from the Migraine World 17th July 2014 Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Health Professionals and Migraine Health Professional Training Health Professional Training Any upcoming Health Professional training events will be listed here Our events generally receive CPD points and our talks are delivered by experts in their field 23rd May 2014 BASH Educational Meeting on Headache Belfast The British Association for the Study of Headache BASH edcuational meeting will be held on Friday 23 May 2014 at the Hilton Hotel Lanyon Place Belfast from 9 15am to 4 45pm Please see links below for details BASH Invitation Letter 23 May 1 BASH Programme BASH registration letter Home Health Professionals and Migraine Health Professional Training Health Professional Training Any upcoming Health Professional training events will be listed here Our events generally receive CPD points and our talks are delivered by experts in their field 23rd May 2014 BASH Educational Meeting on Headache Belfast The British Association for the Study of Headache BASH edcuational meeting will be held on Friday 23 May 2014 at the Hilton Hotel Lanyon Place Belfast from 9 15am to 4 45pm Please see links below for details BASH Invitation Letter 23 May 1 BASH Programme BASH registration letter Donate Now Will you help us to continue our work We are only too aware of

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  • Migraine in Children & Teenagers
    Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine in Children Teenagers More From This Section Diagnosing Migraine in Children Diagnosing Migraine in Children Headache is a cause for concern and should be brought to the attention of a medical practitioner in order to eliminate other more serious conditions It is important to remember that the majority of recurrent read more Headache in Children Headache in Children Migraine in Children vs Adults There are no hard fast rules but the following differences would not be atypical Attacks usually shorter in children usually less than 24 hours Headache not as severe or in some read more Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Keeping a headache diary accurately records the frequency severity and duration of attacks and can help to identify triggers which may help to prevent future migraine attacks It also monitors the read more Migraine Triggers in Children Migraine Triggers in Children Trigger factors commonly identified in children can include Certain foods such as cheese citrus fruits chocolate fizzy drinks or preserved meats Missed meals In some cases a light snack before any extra read more Migraine at School Migraine at School The school principal class teacher and or school nurse should be informed of a child s susceptibility to migraine This will ensure that proper action is taken in the event of an attack i e that a child is allowed to lie read more Migraine and the Leaving Cert Closing date for schools to apply for reasonable accommodation for the 2015 Leaving Cert session is May 19th 2014 For information on the Leaving Cert 2014 2015 please contact the State Examinations read more Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine in Children Teenagers More From This Section Diagnosing Migraine in Children Diagnosing Migraine in Children Headache is a cause for concern and should be brought to the attention of a medical practitioner in order to eliminate other more serious conditions It is important to remember that the majority of recurrent read more Headache in Children Headache in Children Migraine in Children vs Adults There are no hard fast rules but the following differences would not be atypical Attacks usually shorter in children usually less than 24 hours Headache not as severe or in some read more Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Keeping a headache diary accurately records the frequency severity and duration of attacks and can help to identify triggers which may help to prevent future migraine attacks It also monitors the read more Migraine Triggers in Children Migraine Triggers in Children Trigger factors commonly identified in children can include Certain foods such as cheese citrus fruits chocolate fizzy drinks or preserved meats Missed meals In some cases a light snack before any extra read more Migraine at School Migraine at School The school principal class teacher and or school nurse should be informed of a child s

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  • Diagnosing Migraine in Children - Migraine
    Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Diagnosing Migraine in Children Diagnosing Migraine in Children Diagnosing Migraine in Children Headache is a cause for concern and should be brought to the attention of a medical practitioner in order to eliminate other more serious conditions It is important to remember that the majority of recurrent headaches in childhood are either tension type headaches or migraine A diagnosis of migraine in a child is made if headaches are recurrent and if two of the following symptoms are present pain usually on one side of the head but sometimes on both sides vomiting or nausea vision disturbances or strange sensations history of migraine in close family members parents or siblings Migraine Equivalents in Children Children can also present with a group of symptoms which do not include a headache at all Instead symptoms such as stomachache loss of appetite nausea and vomiting may be the major part of a child s attack making migraine harder to recognise in children This is known as Abdominal Migraine and typically it evolves in more typical migraine after puberty The abdominal pain can be dull sore or intense and is usually located around the middle of the abdomen around the navel Sometimes vertigo and head tilt can be part of a childhood migraine attack Investigation is frequently required to rule out other causes of migraine like symptoms in children Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Diagnosing Migraine in Children Diagnosing Migraine in Children Diagnosing Migraine in Children Headache is a cause for concern and should be brought to the attention of a medical practitioner in order to eliminate other more serious conditions It is important to remember that the majority of recurrent headaches in childhood are either tension type headaches or migraine A diagnosis of migraine in a child is made if headaches are recurrent and if two of the following symptoms are present pain usually on one side of the head but sometimes on both sides vomiting or nausea vision disturbances or strange sensations history of migraine in close family members parents or siblings Migraine Equivalents in Children Children can also present with a group of symptoms which do not include a headache at all Instead symptoms such as stomachache loss of appetite nausea and vomiting may be the major part of a child s attack making migraine harder to recognise in children This is known as Abdominal Migraine and typically it evolves in more typical migraine after puberty The abdominal pain can be dull sore or intense and is usually located around the middle of the abdomen around the navel Sometimes vertigo and head tilt can be part of

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  • Headache in Children - Migraine
    View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Headache in Children Headache in Children Headache in Children Migraine in Children vs Adults There are no hard fast rules but the following differences would not be atypical Attacks usually shorter in children usually less than 24 hours Headache not as severe or in some children not present at all Headache more likely to be on both sides of head in children Gastrointestinal symptoms are usually more prominent in children Equally prominent in boys before puberty Thereafter three times more common in girls Why Take Headache in Children Seriously The child s school performance may decline Headaches can be debilitating affecting the child s ability to participate in activities and social events Relationships with friends and other family members can be affected Migraine may be indicative of other trouble in the child s life such as lack of sleep poor diet stress depression or other illness Learning to control the condition from an early age can minimise the cost and disability involved Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Headache in Children Headache in Children Headache in Children Migraine in Children vs Adults There are no hard fast rules but the following differences would not be atypical Attacks usually shorter in children usually less than 24 hours Headache not as severe or in some children not present at all Headache more likely to be on both sides of head in children Gastrointestinal symptoms are usually more prominent in children Equally prominent in boys before puberty Thereafter three times more common in girls Why Take Headache in Children Seriously The child s school performance may decline Headaches can be debilitating affecting the child s ability to

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  • Migraine Triggers in Children - Migraine
    to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders Latest News Latest News and Research from the Migraine World 17th July 2014 Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine Triggers in Children Migraine Triggers in Children Migraine Triggers in Children Trigger factors commonly identified in children can include Certain foods such as cheese citrus fruits chocolate fizzy drinks or preserved meats Missed meals In some cases a light snack before any extra activity could be all that is needed to prevent a migraine developing as it is important to maintain a constant blood sugar level Lack of sleep and or oversleeping It is important to maintain regular bedtime and getting up times Anxiety or stress factors which may include schoolwork school performances and difficulties in relationships with parents siblings and or friends Excessive physical exercise Long hours playing video games or watching TV Flickering lights such as fluorescent tube lighting TV flicker or flashing images In many instances a combination of these factors may start a migraine The use of a diary documenting all activities food and drink taken in the 24 hour period prior to the onset of a migraine may help in the identification of trigger factors Maintaining a diary for up to three months can help to establish patterns Please contact the MAI for a children s migraine diary 01 8941280 1850 200 378 Email info migraine ie Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine Triggers in Children Migraine Triggers in Children Migraine Triggers in Children Trigger factors commonly identified in children can include Certain foods such as cheese citrus fruits chocolate fizzy drinks or preserved meats Missed meals In some cases a light snack before any extra activity could be all that is needed to prevent a migraine developing as it is important to maintain a constant blood sugar level Lack of sleep and or oversleeping It is important to maintain regular bedtime and getting up times Anxiety or stress factors which may include schoolwork school performances and difficulties in relationships with parents siblings and or friends Excessive physical exercise Long hours playing video games or watching TV Flickering lights such as fluorescent tube lighting TV flicker or flashing images In many instances a combination of these factors may start a migraine The use of a diary documenting all activities food and drink taken in the 24 hour period prior to the onset of a migraine may help in the identification of trigger factors Maintaining a diary for up to three months can help to establish patterns Please contact the MAI for a children s migraine diary 01 8941280 1850 200 378 Email info migraine ie Donate Now Will

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  • Migraine Prevention and Management in Children - Migraine
    up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Keeping a headache diary accurately records the frequency severity and duration of attacks and can help to identify triggers which may help to prevent future migraine attacks It also monitors the effectiveness of treatments The MAI provides migraine diaries for both adults and children Click here to download If the symptoms are noticed early a child can often sleep off the pain of migraine Non pharmacological management techniques include relaxation exercises stress management biofeedback and behavioural therapies These therapies can greatly reduce the frequency of attacks If your child is about to have an attack a mild pain killing drug such as paracetamol should be given in soluble form as this is more quickly absorbed Aspirin should be avoided due to its association with a rare condition called Reye s Disease Nausea or vomiting can be countered with an anti nausea drug which can be purchased over the counter and should be taken about 15 minutes before the painkiller Preventative medical therapy is rarely recommended for children It is generally preferable for a child to miss a few days of school per term due to migraine rather than give preventative medication Regular preventative therapy may only be justified over a short two three month period if the migraine attack frequency is distressing Following advice from a GP on the positive and negative aspects of treatment options parents can decide on the best management solutions for their child Contact us for information leaflets for parents and teachers o1 8941280 1850 200 378 Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Migraine Prevention and Management in Children Keeping a headache diary accurately records the frequency severity and duration of attacks and can help to identify triggers which may help to prevent future migraine attacks It also monitors the effectiveness of treatments The MAI provides migraine diaries for both adults and children Click here to download If the symptoms are noticed early a child can often sleep off the pain of migraine Non pharmacological management techniques include relaxation exercises stress management biofeedback and behavioural therapies These therapies can greatly reduce the frequency of attacks If your child is about to have an attack a mild pain killing drug such as paracetamol should be given in soluble form as this is more quickly absorbed Aspirin should be avoided due to its association with a rare condition called Reye s Disease Nausea or vomiting can be countered with an anti nausea drug which can be purchased over the counter and should be taken about 15 minutes before the painkiller Preventative medical therapy is rarely recommended for children It is generally preferable for a child to miss a few days of school per term due to migraine rather than

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  • Migraine at School - Migraine
    medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine at School Migraine at School Migraine at School The school principal class teacher and or school nurse should be informed of a child s susceptibility to migraine This will ensure that proper action is taken in the event of an attack i e that a child is allowed to lie down in a darkened room and take mild soluble pain killing drugs if necessary It will also minimize disruption to a child s school routine Most schools co operate very well with whatever treatment has been suggested to parents Teachers nurses may prefer to hold younger children s medication and give it on request It may be appropriate for older children to carry their own medication and take an emergency supply of appropriate tablets when necessary Every effort should be made to retain a normal routine and where possible avoid having to send the child home from school The MAI provides information leaflets for parents teachers and students Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine at School Migraine at School Migraine at School The school principal class teacher and or school nurse should be informed of a child s susceptibility to migraine This will ensure that proper action is taken in the event of an attack i e that a child is allowed to lie down in a darkened room and take mild soluble pain killing drugs if necessary It will also minimize disruption to a child s school routine Most schools co operate very well with whatever treatment has been suggested to parents Teachers nurses may prefer to hold younger children s medication and give it on request It

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  • Migraine and the Leaving Cert - Migraine
    can sit later on that date provided they are supervised by a member of the School Authority have had no contact with other candidates or anyone who may have had sight of the question paper or knowledge of its contents Any change to the scheduled start of an examination must have prior approval from the State Examinations Commission Candidates may not however take an examination on a later date under any circumstances Should the student be alright on the day and have no need to avail of the special centre the Reasonable Accommodations Office should be notified This can be done on the day and an email will suffice The contact number for the Reasonable Accommodations Office is 090 6442781 and their email is sec specialneeds examinations ie Accommodations that can be granted by School There are certain arrangements that the school can make without applying to the State Examinations Commission The student should provide a letter from their GP neurologist to the school stating that they suffer from migraine The school may then authorize the following Granting breaks or rest periods in each examination session that are warranted by the physical or medical condition of the candidate Under this type of arrangement the time taken for rest or as a break may be compensated for at the close of each examination period to a maximum of 20 minutes Taking of medicine food or drinks into the examination centre where this is required for medical reasons Allowing the candidate to move within the centre Use of a special desk or chair used in the classroom Use of low vision aids used normally in the classroom Ensuring that a candidate with a hearing impairment is positioned close to the superintendent Home Migraine in Children Teenagers Migraine and the Leaving Cert Migraine and the Leaving Cert Closing date for schools to apply for reasonable accommodation for the 2015 Leaving Cert session is May 19th 2014 For information on the Leaving Cert 2014 2015 please contact the State Examinations Commission directly 090 6442781 Migraine and the Leaving Cert Under certain circumstances special arrangements can be made to facilitate a student with migraine when taking state examinations Some of these arrangements can be made by the school while for others it is necessary for the school to contact the Reasonable Accommodations Section of the State Examinations Commission State Examinations Commission The School can apply on behalf of the candidate using this form http www examinations ie schools RA1 2015 2015 LC LCA Application Form on Physical Medical Sensory Grounds pdf to request a special centre within the school for the candidate to sit the examination on their own The school must have a letter from the student s GP consultant before approaching the State Examinations Commission The school must apply in advance and the closing date for the 2015 examinations session is May 19th 2014 Decisions are made on a case by case basis If granted a special centre it does not automatically mean

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