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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Need advice


 Scooby - Sun May 15, 2005 9:09 pm

My 13 year old daughter has been having dizzy spells, and headaches for quite some time and no one can seem to find out what the problem is. Today topped them all when she not only had one of her horrible headaches, along with a fever, but her right hand and lower arm went numb!! I rushed her to the ER where they did blood work, urinealysis, and a catscan all which came back normal. They did give her Motrin while we were there, which took her fever down and the headache away, however her hand and lower arm continued to go numb. She was sent home, and the numbness is continuing about every 1/2 hour. Her left leg also has done it once to her. Her cheeks get EXTREMLY flushed when a head ache comes on.
I am at wits end, and any advice would be wonderful. I am following up with her peds tomorrow, but in the mean time I am pulling my hair out with worry!!!!
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Mon May 16, 2005 3:06 pm

Worrying won't help much, so you need to calm down.
I'll keep my opinion till her peds doctor sees her tomorrow. Then we can discuss whatever he/she suggests this might be after examining her.
Kindly don't forget to mention any family history of migraine or epilepsy.

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