Hell. I am new here looking for help for my teenage son. He was first diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines at the age of 13. He passed out on his desk in school and had to be shaken awake. When we brought him him we noticed his left side was week and his speech slurred. He had no headache at this time. He was in the hospital for a week while the searched for the cause.I was doubtful of the diagnosis and scared. Approximately 6 months later he began getting severe headaches. They were correct. He loses his vision, cannot walk and suffers severe pain in the top of his head.He would often be dizzy and have rapid heat beats. This has progressed now to where upon at least once a week he suffers from at least one. The severity has increased as he has aged.He has been an athlete since the age of 5 and now runs 15k's and always pushes himself in every sort he plays. He now has some tics and last week had a seizure. I called the neurologist and she said it was due to the migraine. I brought him to the ER to be checked. He was released within 4 hours. Not even a thorough check up. He then admitted to me that it happened twice before but he didn't want to tell me and make me worry. This on was his worse so he had to tell me. We did complete an eeg this week. The neurologist did not see any seizure activity. What they did find though is that his heartbeat was not right and he had "extra beats" as his neurologist said. I just received this new today. I now have to wonder if possibly his heart has played a roll in many of his episodes of dizziness, weakness and seizures all when there was not head pain? Each time they chalked it up to the migraines. We leave for a vacation in two days. I am nervous because he will be on the beach and riding the waves. Basically exerting himself as he always does. we meet with the pediatrician to schedule tests when we get back. Am I being an over worried mother or could there be a correlation here? I thank you all for letting me talk about this and look forward to any input or maybe someone else has experience with this?View Thread
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