Son with Migraines goes blank?

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    My son has been suffering from migraine ever since he was 4years old.  When he was 13 he suffered a major one which lasted 4 days. At the time we were away on an island for holiday.  There was no proper medical care for him.  Since than few months later he goes blank and doesn’t recall what happen to the time in between that goes by. This happened in school.  He also has memory loss due to this migraine. It is affecting his school. He doesn’t remember what he did two days ago if you ask him. He gets tics on his arms and nose.  Is this permanent memory loss, is it going to get worst or get any better?  We had brain scan done and it didn’t show anything negative.  Can you suggest what else to do. These are the medications he takes. Lamictin, Risperdal (for tics) and lorien tablets.

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    Thank you doctor Krusz.
    I will be awaiting to read your answer. Ali.


    Dear Ali;


    Your son’s presentation is somewhat unusual regarding the length of time of his not remembering the Migraine event. Migraines can be associated with many other neurologic problems, including seizure-like events, in youngsters. If there is a pediatric neurologist who is familiar with migraines and seizures in your region, that would be the most appropriate person to ask questions of. Has your son had an EEG test done?


    Good luck in your quest for answers to this clinical problem,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: July 27, 2010