Can ADHD cause migraines? The researchers observed a strong link between migraine and ADHD (OR, 1.81; 95% CI, 1.53-2.12). While migraine was associated with both ADHD endophenotypes—inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity—migraine with aura was significantly more likely to be associated with ADHD.
Can ADHD meds help with migraines? According to other research, ADHD medications might help improve migraine attacks. Some people experience migraine attacks from a drop in dopamine release. Since stimulants used to treat ADHD increase dopamine levels in the brain, these medications could possibly treat migraine attacks.
Are headaches a side effect of ADHD? The summarized evidence suggests that headache is common in children with ADHD, both as part of the clinical presentation as such and as a side effect of some standard medications. Monitoring and clinical management strategies of headache in ADHD, in general, and during pharmacological treatment are recommended.
How can I stop my ADHD headache? The mild headache in the back of the head that occurs at the end of the dose is a mild rebound phenomenon. It can be relieved with aspirin or Tylenol, or you can take another dose of stimulant medication before bedtime so that the headache occurs while you are asleep.