CenExel FCR is seeking adult (and youth with a guardian’s consent) volunteers with migraines to participate in our clinical trial.
Migraines can cause significant financial and obviously health-related burdens. Preventive medications can reduce migraine frequency, severity, and headache-related stress. Such therapy may also improve the quality of life and prevent a progression to chronic migraines. Some signs that preventive therapy would be recommended include four or more headaches per month, eight or more headache days per month, debilitating headaches, and headaches that force medication overuse. Identifying and managing dietary, environmental, and behavioral triggers are also useful strategies for preventing migraines. Learn more on migraines from the AAFP.
With adult migraines, common symptoms include an increased sensitivity to light and sound. However, children may not experience such sensitivities until later in life. Even if a youth does experience light or sound sensitivity, they may have a hard time describing this type of symptom. Instead, the child may put on sunglasses or earplugs, or retreat to a dark, quiet room. Pediatric migraines are sometimes associated with osmophobia (sensitivity to smells), vertigo, and abdominal pain. At younger ages and prior to puberty, migraines tend to be more frequent among boys. The opposite is true during adolescence. Learn more about pediatric migraines from verywellhealth and the Cleveland Clinic.