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lshap




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 5:25 pm
My 12 year old started complaining abt headaches, nausea and weakness. When he went outside, he felt better. Usually, evenings the headaches were worse. Some mornings, he didn't have a headache and went biking for several miles but then came home weak.

This has been going on for about 3 weeks. Dr. took blood and urine and said everything looks great, don't google anything, don't worry and it'll probably go away.

I am freaking out.

Anyone have any calming ideas?

Thanks
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simcha2




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 5:28 pm
Have you had his eyes checked?
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teachkids




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 5:39 pm
Check his eyes. Also is he eating normally? Too much or too little sugar or water
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mimom




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 5:40 pm
Dehydration,
food sensitivities like wheat or dairy
Vitamin deficiencies
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lshap




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 5:42 pm
Thank you Simcha2. The dr. did recommend having his eyes checked which we did. The eye dr. said he has a lazy eye and recommended we go for some lazy eye therapy asap. When I asked if it might relate to his headaches, she said she can't know but maybe.

does that even make sense?
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lshap




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 5:44 pm
Thank you mimom and teachkids!

I don't think he drinks enough water, but nothing that would stand out.

Abt vitamin deficiencies or wheat sensitivities, how can I know/rule them out?

He has add and has been taking zahlers teen focus. Can that have anything to do with it?
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oneofakind




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 7:02 pm
Carbon monoxide or mold in the house
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simcha2




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 7:11 pm
lshap wrote:
Thank you Simcha2. The dr. did recommend having his eyes checked which we did. The eye dr. said he has a lazy eye and recommended we go for some lazy eye therapy asap. When I asked if it might relate to his headaches, she said she can't know but maybe.

does that even make sense?


My ds did vision therapy, it definitely helped with his headaches and nausea (he had double vision) and so was essentially"travel sick" frequently. When I get migraines I get nauseous and my emg shows weakness.

But definitely check out other stuff too
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amother




Raspberry
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 7:14 pm
I’d get an MRI
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smss




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 7:45 pm
Any family history of migraine? Mine started around age 12.
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Writergirl




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 7:56 pm
Allergies? This time of year they can fill you up and give headaches, nausea and weakness.
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busymother




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 8:41 pm
I had terrible headaches also as a teen. When I went off sugar and gluten they pretty much disappeared.

Do you have a good allergist/nutritionist who can check for deficiencies?
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amother




Opal
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 8:45 pm
Many kids get headaches when they start going through puberty.

My DS had frequent headaches around the age of 6 or so. Got him an MRI. BH BH BH all was fine. They went away after some time

I am always dehydrated and get headachy - make sure he drinks.
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amother




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Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 8:53 pm
My ds had horrible headaches until we figured out his glasses.
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amother




Peachpuff
 

Post Wed, Jun 09 2021, 9:06 pm
I had terrible headaches as a teen that were fixed with glasses. I needed a relatively low prescription in one eye but the discrepancies between my two eyes made me strain my eyes causing the headaches.
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lshap




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 1:21 am
Thanks all! I asked the dr abt an MRI and she said it's way too premature and they'd laugh at her for recommending it so soon
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Oldest




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 9:46 am
lshap wrote:
Thank you Simcha2. The dr. did recommend having his eyes checked which we did. The eye dr. said he has a lazy eye and recommended we go for some lazy eye therapy asap. When I asked if it might relate to his headaches, she said she can't know but maybe.

does that even make sense?


Definitely makes sense!! I know when my prescription goes up because I get tension headaches from straining my eyes.
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FranticFrummie




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 10:09 am
My first instinct was "mold". If he feels better outside, that's a pretty good indicator.

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your house?

Either way, you should probably get an inspection done.
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