Tiramisu Posted March 6, 2012 Share Posted March 6, 2012 Checking out a long shot...I wanted to ask if anyone has experience with a palate expander and chronic headaches. Dd9 has been having headaches very frequently. Honestly, I think these headaches precede the expander, but I could be wrong. In the beginning, I didn't worry about them too much because they were mild and infrequent and only happened at school. Over time, though, they've become more frequent. They were not an issue at all while we were turning the expander. We haven't been turning for two months and now they've become worse. The headaches happen at recess and gym or during other physical activity, which makes me think there shouldn't be a connection with the expander. Also, the orthodontist decided to make two turns back to relieve any pressure, but it hasn't helped. FWIW, we've kept a diary and there's no connection with food or improvement with eliminating common migraine triggers. The next step is two to three weeks on an antihisitimine. Then the pediatrician will move onto bloodwork and an MRI. Dd had a significant crossbite and near underbite. These were the reasons for the expander. One older dd had the same problems, and they were very successfully helped with the expander. Thanks for any thoughts you can share. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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