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14 year old son with vertigo

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 26, 2007
  • 10:19 PM

my 14yr old son has had vertigo since age 10 it has gotten progressivly worse.he was first diagnosed with a basular migraine. he has developed petechaie on his hands and arms. skin biopsy shows increased mast cells with granuals.he has had another attack and is now bed ridden for the last month .
his mri showed a small pitutary cyst.docs said it was nothing to worry about.
he also has increased thirst,hot body,cold hands and feet, weak legs, stretch marks on thigh, played hockey and soccer so he was a strong kid.we are frantically searching for a diagnoses.help we are wondering about cushings?
any other related diseases?Migraine wrong diagnoses.

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  • Does he have any tooth/gum problems? Does his gums bleed easily? Is he taking any meds for the migraines, and vertigo? Look into nutritional deficiencies. He shows some signs of vit C and potassium and B vitamin deficiency. Does he take any supplements? I recommend EmergenC as it is readily available(even at Walmart), easy to take, and gives great energy. He should take at least 1-2 packets a day and see if it shows any improvements. Also, I'd recommend a second opinion on the doc who said not to worry about the pituatary cyst. I'd check this out in more detail. He should also get checked for Thyroid levels perhaps? Please try the supplement and see if it helps! Many young people are undernourished due to our Western diet and poor agriculture practices. Hope this helps.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 06:30 PM
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  • Hi, this is my first time on here. I am sorry to here about your son. I hope you find the answers you need. I would definetly get second opinions. Myself and my daughter have Muscular Distrophy. I have been through one battle after another. I worry alot for my daughter. I take all meds. to see what will work so when my daughter gets real bad, I know what will work. I hope and pray she does not get like me. I hope things get better for your son and you too.
    amy hoskins 17 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 07:54 PM
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  • basilar migraine is a very popular diagnosis in america currently it would seem.along with"bi-polar"and "mono",it seems to be the diagnosis of first resort over there .wehave hardly heard of these conditions in britain,where we still get things like"a bit of a tummy bug"or "the blasted flu again"or "a bit out of sorts".anybody know why?(i say this as part of my concern that this diagnosis,inthis case need not be automatically granted much credence,unless doctor can 1.fix it. 2 .explain to you how he reached his conclusion. nice if he could fix it. ) i take it that the vertigo is your prime concern.is that so?i had a similar bout lasting some years which i now attribute to my regular (and in retrospect,stupid,)habit of going out into cold air ,inadequately dried after swimming. it wasnt trivial .i had to pack up work for instance.o.k. now though ;i take more care!i do hope it turns out to be something tractable in your sons case.in the meantime ,beware of vogue diagnoses!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 08:01 PM
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  • I'm so very sorry for your son's illness.A woman I knew had similar symptoms. She has Sjogren's syndrome
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 03:58 PM
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