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Sep 26, 2011 · Conversion disorder — any others? in Mental Health

He is 15-Typically a very active, upbeat kid. He is active in band, his grades are good, and things are good with his friends. I can’t seem to come up with any life-changing events or depressive symptoms that co-incide with this dx. I am a little frustrated I guess. The first Psych that saw him in the hospital said to us not to let them “box” him in to a dx like this, to keep pushing. The second said there wasn’t any other explanation but this disorder. My son has agreed to see the 3rd Psych, to “give it a shot” so he says, wanting the pain and tics/tremors to end. I want to do whatever he needs, so if this works, I say alright! But I am a little concerned as well, hoping that we have covered everything. I hear that prognosis is usually good, especially in someone his age. Once therapy begins, is it learning to cope with anxiety/stress issues, or are they looking for a root cause?

Sep 26, 2011 · Coping with miscarriage in Mental Health

I am so sorry- my own miscarriage was approx 10 weeks in. So gut-wrenchingly sad I know. It took me a long time to get through that, oh I felt lonely, couldn’t justify it in my mind either. It was compounded by the fact it was 2 days before Christmas-I put away the little booties I bought, cried alot, and overly loved the children I did have. Then one day it seemed maybe I didn’t cry as much, little better another day. I was a wreck when a couple years later I became pregnant again- I was so nervous the entire time. But it did go ok. I will tell you that the following Christmas, I started putting those little booties on our tree- to honor that little baby who was sitting in the hands of Jesus! I guess that thought helped me the most. But allow yourself to grieve- you’ve lost a child and the pain is real- and while it may always be present in some way, the intensity will abate. I wish you luck.

Sep 26, 2011 · Conversion disorder — any others? in Mental Health

The doctors are wanting to diagnose my son with the same thing- we just recently went through many many tests related to his memory loss, headache, tremors, seizure like activity, loss of feeling on his left side- no injuries, and we are having trouble pinpointing the stress in his life- we are up to see yet another Psych ( 2 already) soon. I hear that it is a tough diagnosis to make, and yet, they hopped right on this one. I am just not sure yet- I too am looking for answers, and hope that we have not missed anything otherwise.

Sep 26, 2011 · TIA (Mini Strokes) In Children in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Can you tell me specifically what his symptoms were? What tests did they do? I am curious to see if it would mirror anything that we have recently went through with my son- I would have sworn he’d had a stroke initially.

Sep 26, 2011 · I need help with understanding my migraine headaches in Brain & Nervous System

Have your mom check into a Pediatric Neurologist also- there are many who deal with migraines, including prevention. I know it is frustrating, I also had them when I was your age- but don’t give up, there are many good treatments out there for them.

Sep 26, 2011 · Headaches/tremors with memory loss in Brain & Nervous System

I am wondering if there is anyone out there who can help us- My 15 year old son recently began having issues with his memory- this combined with a headache (constant). This then evolved further with an episode of seizure-like activity- which has left him with L-side weakness, tremors in his hand, leg, and facial tics, all also left-sided. The headache continues, states the pain remains about a 6 all over, with the worst of the pain on the left side of his head. (This all came on over a 2-week period). Mild occasional memory loss continues. We have spent nearly 2 weeks in 2 different hospitals. (CT, MRI, Spinal, numerous blood tests etc) The docs have said since nothing has come back with any indications, that it has to be stress, and they want to send him to a psychologist. Ok, so I do know that stress does awful things to your body- (I am a nurse, I do see alot) but my gut says otherwise. There have been no outstanding events in my son’s life, no changes in school, friends, and believe me we have quizzed any and all we could to find out- my son emphatically states that things are fine. He is frustrated as the headaches continue, making it tough to get back to school. I don’t feel my son is depressed. So…anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I am pondering requesting an appt with Mayo if the symptoms don’t improve- (yes, we did even agree to send him to therapy, even to rule out this avenue). May I also add, that the girl who sat behind him at school came down with similar symptoms, the same week, and her parents are running into the same brick wall that we are- to quote our last Neuro- “maybe they are both stressed”. Frustration!