Ask the expert

tada

Migraines


Question

Are migraines associated with CdLS?

Answer of our experts

Headaches are not commonly reported in individuals with CdLS, but it could be because many individuals cannot verbalize the problem. Migraines do tend to run in families, so I would wonder if they run in yours (and would therefore be independent from the CdLS)

As you may know, migraines are recurrent headaches with other findings such as nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, a change in vision, hearing or other sensation prior to onset (although this is not necessary) and relief with sleeping. A neurological examination should be done to make sure there are no unusual findings that might need a further work-up (like a brain scan). Most physicians would start treatment with Tylenol or Motrin (or similar product). There is a class of medications (ergotamines) which, when taken just at the onset of the pain, can be very helpful in relieving subsequent symptoms. I would recommend seeing a physician and discussing this possible diagnosis, having him or her perform a thorough physical exam and then deciding about medications

TK 7-13-10

Answer is checked and valid for
us
Find other pages that share the same topic as this page Autonomic nervous system

Recommendation(s)

Autonomic nervous system

R47
Seizures in individuals with CdLS should be treated using the general management schemes.
R48
An MRI of the brain should be considered only if the individual with CdLS shows neurological signs other than microcephaly (smaller than normal head).

Legal Disclaimer

Please take note that the Ask the Expert service is comprised of volunteer professionals in various areas of focus. Answers are not considered a medical, behavioral, or educational consultation. Ask the Expert is not a substitute for the care and attention your child’s personal physician, psychologist, educational consultant, or social worker can deliver.

Do you have a question you would like to ask?

Ask a Question
Do You need help **urgently**? [[Contact the CdLS Foundation USA, Contact Us>>WaihonaPartners.USA.emergencyContact]]!