Hey doc. Thanks you for your service. I have a question cornering my 12 year old son. He is otherwise healthy. For about 3 years now he has complained of frequent headaches- typically left sided with no other obvious symptoms. The seem to happen late morning ot late evening. I took him to his doctor about 18 months ago and she referred us to a prediactic neurologist. After a history and neuro exam, she didnít think the headaches were concerning. The last month or so, he is averaging about one per week, again with no other symptoms and oddly- on the left side of his head. I was thinking of going back to the neurologist. Have you ever seen this in kids before? Frequent, one sided headaches that come and go with unpredictable frequency?
I see this all the time in the peds world and we call it migraine headaches. Discuss this with your doctor to see if this seems plausible. I see someone like this every month. Migraines are very common in children.
Good luck, Dr. Olson