Junior Migraine

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The World of Neil

I’ve suffered from migraines for a number of years, and when they strike, it literally is lights out. The only thing that will work is going to bed, switching lights off, closing curtains and sleeping. They last anywhere from 4 to 36 hours for me. They’re not pleasant, and I’m invariably sick, which is often an indicator that I’ve turned the corner with an attack. I’m sure I read they can be hereditary. My granddad would take migraines, I do, and it would seem that Matthew is similarly afflicted.

In the past, he’s complained about headache. But beyond taking Calpol, he might loll on the sofa, but won’t shut down completely. We’d thought nothing of it until fairly recently. The symptoms he described from a recent headache – the location of the pain, the severity of it, that he was sick. Suddenly it all clicked. We decided to make a…

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