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13 Year Old With Continuing Numbness Left Side Of Body

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  • Posted By: momof3
  • December 5, 2006
  • 06:13 PM

My son is 13 years old. Over the last 4 months he has had 3 different eppisodes of numbness on the left side of his body. It starts in his hand continues down to his foot, then goes to his mouth. After it reaches his mouth the left side of his mouth droops and then he has a hard time speaking and he say's that he has a hard time breathing. He has difficulty with expressing himself. "The words are hard to get out". This lasts about 30-40 minutes. Followed by this he gets very "loopy". We have taken him to the hospital where they have ran MRI's of the head, CT scans, and an EEG. His neurologist tells us nothing comes up in any of these tests and he isn't sure what is going on with him. It will go away in time or get significantly worse. Any suggestions?

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  • Does he have head pain when this happens? I've had severe migraine headaches since I was about 13 and often have similar symptoms during a migraine. HTH
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    • December 5, 2006
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