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My 11 year old has mesenteric adenitis. Chronic Migraine and dizziness

Posted by @kathywang in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nov 12, 2013

My 11 year old has mesenteric adenitis. Chronic Migraine and dizziness for 12 weeks. Very leary of Amitryptoline 10mg which doctors perscribed. She has missed 60 days of school and no will to go or do anything.

Posted by @kateteece, Nov 20, 2013

Please excuse my delay in responding. It sounds like your daughter is going through quite a difficult time! Migraines can be associated with dizziness, although there can be many other factors as well. Generally we advise patients to ask their primary care provider for a referral to an audiologist for a hearing evaluation and vestibular evaluation. I hope your daughter would be willing to try this. Good luck!


Posted by @kathywang, Nov 20, 2013

All was normal on the tests. Dr. Samy at UC said this is not vestibular dizziness it is due to dizziness due to the migraine and can not be treated with physical therapy. After 12 weeks of misery, her migraines and swallen lymph nodes have subsided/reduced greatly. She is better now. Mesentery adenitis and all its central nervous system problems go away and can not be treated with anything (because it is a virus). No Amitryptoline for migraine works either, just makes dizziness worse.

Posted by @kateteece, Nov 22, 2013

I'm glad she is doing better than before, but sounds like she may still be dizzy. If so, despite normal test results, then she may need a more comprehensive dizziness work-up, such as what is offered through the Mayo Clinic.


Posted by @alyssa2112, Nov 10, 2016

I don't know if you will ever see this but we are going through the exact same thing! My 11 year old son diagnosed with Mesenteric lymphadenitis and FAP functional abdominal pain complains of headache and dizziness hasn't eaten for more than a month! Spent 7 days in the hospital over two stays for dehydration! I'm at my wits end!


Posted by @kathywang, Nov 11, 2016

Mesenteric addenitis is a virus. Her enlarged lymphnodes were in the lower right quadrant of her abdomine. It took 15 weeks to fight off the virus. She is fine now. Dizziness and headaches are there because of the inflammation, when the virus starts to leave so do the headaches and dizziness subside.


Posted by @kathywang, Nov 11, 2016

Yes amatriptoline wasn't the answer to the dizziness and headaches for my daughter, it did not help. It is a virus that needs the body to fight off, which took 15 weeks. Falling, headaches and hallucinations are all part of the inflammation. If you want to talk please contact me by private message.


Posted by @colleenyoung, Nov 11, 2016

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