My son has suffered continuous headaches now for a period of 6 weeks and has been unable to attend school due to lack of ability to concentrate. He has tested negative to brain scans and blood tests and his diagnosis has been determined to relate to glandular fever even though tests were negative. Could this be something to do with high levels of testosterone and if so, what would help cure his headaches? He is 15 years old.
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Person's Age: 15
Head scan, blood tests, chest xray.
Hello from JAThis is an unusual situationWhy do they think he has monoOn what basis??
We are not doctors but we have started listening to all opinions. We thought it might be hormonal if that's what you mean by mono, due to his age and a suggestion from a friend. He went back to school last Thursday and Friday mornings, played a bit of basketball on Friday night, watched his teams football on Saturday, played 9 holes of golf on Sunday, and then his headache was more severe Monday and today Tuesday preventing him from going to school yet again. He has visited his general practitioner 6 times and we have a hospital referral in another two weeks. This situation is upsetting our family because he can not do his normal things due to the persistent/constant headaches. Any suggestions would be appreciated. He is normally a very active boy passionate about his sports and he is a very good student. We don't seem to be resolving anything with the medical help here and his condition continues. The scan did show sinus on one side but that was all. What specialist treatment can you suggest we get for him? Once he was visibly depressed with it and I was concerned for him with high levels of teenage suicide, though he is a sensible boy - but who knows.
Glandular fever is infectious mono nucleosisWhat scan showed sinus...CT? And what treatment was done for this?
I presume of this conversation is part of my $94 fee. If it is proposed to charge me more, please advise and cease. I do realise however you need all of the facts. It was a CT scan. He was given Erythromycin on 6 June and this was changed to 21 Cefaclor 250 mg on 8 June, at one tablet three times a day,these are now finished.He was also given 30 Diciofenac sodium 75mg twice a day from 10 June, he still takes these. He ceased taking all paracetomol and pain killers some time ago as they have made no difference to his headaches. I'm not sure his sinus totally cleared, he still gets a bit sore under one eye and clearing the nose is still needed from time to time. Hope this helps.
This is all part of the same thread and I am paid by JA when you give a positive rating [4 or 5].OKIs pain would indicate that the sinuses have not cleared.I would suggest calling the doctor and getting a referral to an ENT doctor.I don't think this has a think to do with hormones unless his blood pressure and heart rate are up...as in hyperthyroidism and pheochromacytoma. He should have additional antibiotics [augmentin for example or bactrim] and antihistamines. In some cases a drainage procedure is needed..I would repeat the CT.Migraine is possible..but you have a finding of infection.Hyperthyroidism, pheochromacytoma,...there would be other symptoms.I wold call the doc now about unresolved infection. This is the most likely possibility.
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