my son has been having seizures that just started in sept of 2011 he was struck by lightning in aug of 2009 he has had a wide range of symptoms memory loss headaches today has been worse he made 4 bowls of cereal because he had forgotten thathe had already made a bowl then he couldn't tell time on a regular clock well I picked him up from algebra class and we were driving down the road when I heard a strange noise almost sounded like air releasing he looked at me stunned and said the sound was coming from his head then all of a sudden hada sharp pain at the back of his skull should I be concearned and what could this be
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 17
ct scans, multiple doctors no one can figure this out he has had a mri monday no results yet currently on keppra
HI I am a neurologist and can try to answer your question
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so there is no response. I will leave my answer, actually I don't know what an air whoosing like sound coming from his head would be
explain to me the sound
what meds is he on
was there a change in conciousness?
just keppra for seizures has he had a seizure lately?
how old is he?
17 you have that
so he does pretty well in algebra?
in terms of the neck pain at the back of his skull, that is cervical spasm
but the change in memory, that needs to be worked up.
has he had recent brain imaging/mri?
so what are the medical issues, does he have organ failure?
oh. I really can't say what the sound was, that is strange, you could say something about a sinus issue with air, but that is all unlikely
was he blowing air out of his mouth?
so maybe he had a lung problem, there is a thing called a bleb or subcutaneous air the gets under the skin or in the space between the lung and the inner part of the chest. Maybe this was associated with his shortness of breath, but it doesnt sound neurologic?
maybe that is the meds, how much kkeppra
or he had some bronchospasm and that let out air, very interesting
so really I cannot say more here, when you get the results of the MRI and the EEG, write me back and
we could discuss it if you like
I assume when he was hit by lightning, it was a though and through injury, did it enter his skull?
well then it is a maybe, has he been on any other epilepsy meds?
why did the doc start it just one month ago, does he have behavioral issues or a seizure?
and no meds?? just started last month?
I really don't have much more to add, could you please let me know what is on the MRI, just get a report and type it in. He could have had a problem near where the lightning hit is neck and have the confusion and seizures you describe
yes, that happens if he has seizures, it must be tough when he's 17, good luck and hope to hear back from you.
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