ADHD and migraines
Got migraines? Me, too.
Got ADHD? Me, too.
And now we know the two may be related! A new study released in December 2010 shows a link between migraine headaches and adult ADHD. The Journal of Attention Disorders published a study based on Norwegian prescription histories of patients with ADHD and migraines. The researchers found a significant overlap between the two, leading to the conclusion that there may be a link between ADHD and increased migraine headaches.
The implications aren’t fully understood (that’s the case with most recently published data) but it could explain a lot of headaches associated with ADHD. I guess the question really is: what came first, the headache or the ADHD that CAUSED the migraine??