Is migraine’s presentation the same in children and adults?
No, there are a few differences.
- Pain is most often located in the forehead or on both sides of the head. In adults, pain is usually located in only one side of the head.
- The duration of the attack is shorter.
- The attacks is often preceded by a change in behaviour (does not play, looks tired, gaunt face).
- Photophobia and phonophobia, which adults often experience during a migraine attack, can be manifested by a change in behaviour.
Just like adults, children can also get auras. When asked about them, they are often able to draw them!