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severe sensitivity to light

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  • Posted By: gypsee
  • November 6, 2006
  • 11:11 PM

My 20 yr old son has absence seisures which are a type of epilepsy and had this since he was approx 12 yrs of age. More recently he had a few episodes which I have been advised are not related. Severe pain to the head, severe sensitivity to light, vomiting and pain in the neck. The only way he could get relief of the pain is to contort his upper body in a way that had me thinking it could be nerve related. He has had football injuries in the past and complains about a sore neck but doctors have also said nothing to worry about. These episodes have been so bad that an ambulance had to take him to hospital twice, paramedecs thinking it was meningitis. He had a lumbar puncture and all was ok plus a CT scan. His neurologist put it down to migraine. I am a migraine sufferer myself and I know this was no migraine as the pain was so bad that he couldn't walk, sit ..he could only vomit. The hypersensitivity to light was that bad he had his head wrapped in a towel. These the episodes went as quickly as they come, within a few hrs. I would appreciate any help at all as this worrying. If anyone wants to ask me about epilepsy please feel welcome.

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