I am going NUTS!
My 17 year old son is having syncopal episodes. He is 130#, 6'2" tall,Pulse 65-80, BP 120/60. not hyper/hypoglycemic.
The episodes usually start with asudden onset headache, dizziness and general malaise. He always runs an immediate high fever,102-104 during the episode. He has them about 2-3 times a year, usually no closer than 4 months apart. They have been going on since he was 6 years old. No head injury, no familial hx. of seizure/syncope.
The original neurologist said "slow brain waves". He is NOT a vegetable but a "normal" senior in HS.
The next neurologist said he was "faking"... Huh? How do you fake a fever?
The next MD daid he has hypotension and it will never happen when he is sitting or lying down. WRONG!!!
This week he was fine in school, talking and actively participating in class, then put his head down on his desk and was "gone". all within a matter of seconds. He said he was immediately so tired he couldn't keep his eyes open and put his head down on the desk.The teacher was eventually able to rouse him after repeated shaking and screaming his name(she was terrified). When he looked at her, "he wasn't there". He said "yes" when she asked if he wanted to go to the nurse and proceeded to walk towards the door sideways while looking at the wall. He collapsed 15 feet from his desk and was lowered to the flood and remained completely unresponsive for "10 minutes" according to the teacher (he has been out for us for maybe 15 seconds)During the time he was unresponsive his respirations were regular and unlabored. The teacher could not find a pulse but when the school nurse got there his bp was 130/60,p-78, even resp. He was diaphoretic wringing with sweat, white-pale with cyanotic lips. When he finally opened his eyes they were glassy and vacant. At times he could make eye contact but it faded. By the time I got to the school he was still mostly vacant but could carry on a limited conversation. I got him home and watched him. He slept soundly from 11:45am-5:30pm. before he woke I took his pulse, irregular radial, sounded like missing beats apical. He woke well rested, hungry and chipper. He slept all night, 8:30pm-6am and woke chipper and ready for the day.
I keep getting the run-around. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before? Please advise.