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Would love some direction - daughter has chronic headache from a concussion

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  • Posted By: Mom to girls
  • November 15, 2012
  • 07:03 PM

My ten year old daughter had a mild concussion 5 weeks ago tomorrow (10-12-12). We took her to a concussion specialist immediately. She had concussion type headaches for a few days, then they seemed like migraines, now it is pressure, with sound sensitivity....every day. We took her to a neurologist. She has been on nortriptyline for three weeks, she started at 10 mg, and is now on 20 mg each night. The neurologist told us that any activity that raises her heart beat have to stop. The tricky part for me, she is kind of down from the daily pain, and dance is the one thing that makes her happy. The concussion specialist told us that physical activity is good, and so did another neurologist (wanted a 2nd opinion). This one says to stop it. He also said that she could stop all activity, and this could still go on for a year. So why stop something that makes her happy/healthy if it is going to go on this long

Have any of you heard of this? Had success with stopping all activity? I am so torn, I want her pain to end of course, but I also want her to be happy. Thanks in advance for your help.

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