I have decided to seek help for a strange problem my son has had since he was about 7. At first I thought it was a fluke, or just some strange side effect that would accompany a fever. But whenever my son has a flu, or cold that is with a fever, he will wake up in the middle of the night having severe panic attacks, hallucinations and confusion. He is now almost 16 and he just wandered into our room crying, "I don't want to die, what the....? what the..." He was swiping the air, and his heart was pounding. He was sortof crying out, and mumbling.
He had a bit of a sore throat this evening and took some ibuprofen and went to bed. But he woke up with the pounding heart, terror, and hallucinations. Some of his hallucinations are: that the world is "hardening" the air is "hardening" and he has severe confusion and rushing words that make no sense. He will then become lucid and ok and he wants me to help him, hold him and comfort him. Then he starts panicking again and he seems disoriented and terrified and starts mumbling again. This happens almost every single time he has a fever. Even if it's a slight fever. He has hallucinations that are chaotic and filled with terror. I'm very worried and sad and have not even a clue as to what is the deal. He's a very intelligent, quiet boy. He's a vegetarian, but I don't agree that he should be. He doesn't have a good diet. He's too picky, but for ethical reasons he refuses to eat meat. I'm not sure if this is diet related or what, but I know I'm really scared and finally I need some help. I realize that this is long winded, but it's complex and strange. Any help at all would be great. Jacob has had this problem ever since he was about 7 and he had a flu with very, very high fever (105.8). He had hallucinations that demons were streaming into the room, crashing around and screaming chaotically. I am so worried. Please help if you know what may be going on.
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