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Lightheadedness, dizziness, headache. Normal blood work. Cause?

My 15 yr old so keeps complaining of feelling lightheaded or dizzy sometimes he has surge of pain with it in his head or a nagging mild headache . He is generally healthy, plays football and wrestling, eats good variety of foods, and drinks atleast a gallon of H2O during sports season. He had blood work 6-12mo to test for DM and High Cholesterol all came back good. I checked his Bp and it runs 102/62 on average his eyes were checked year ago and he wears contacts any ideas on what is causing this?
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Welcome to HCM!
I have gone through your question carefully and from my clinical experience I can say that you should take your son to a neurologist at least once and get him investigated.
Had I been treating your son, I would go for an MRI brain and may be an EEG . this will help in making the diagnosis clear.
Once MRI brain comes normal, it appears that your son has some kind of headache/ migraine, which should respond to normal pain killers. many times there is dizziness accompanying headaches.

there can be several precipitating factors in migraine/headaches, and avoiding them helps in reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches. Precipitating factors can be like: staying hungry for long time, stressful situations, not getting enough sleep, staying in sun for long hours, certain odours/food items etc.

Hope the reply helps you
Feel free to ask more questions.
Dr. Manisha Gopal
Answered: Tue, 29 Oct 2013
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