2008 July 08. Hugo’s story. I am just 7 years old and a boy. On the 24th May 2008 I was at home with a friend when all of a sudden I had this sharp headache which lasted just a moment. Later I had another one. the next day I had a couple more and gradually they have increased in severity and also in number; for instance today I have had somewhere between 80 and a hundred separate headaches. They are not always the same. Sometimes they are like a stab; they last for maybe a second or two and mostly will be like somebody has tapped six times or so quickly in my head. Other times, occasionally they are like someone stretched my brain and sometimes I will get it over my right eyebrow, though 99% they are on the side of my head towards the front, but always it only lasts for a second or two. My dad feels that it has often started with activity. Usually 10 minutes after I get up in the morning and I start moving around I will get the first one. Maybe we go out and play ball and I will start getting them again. Other times we might be home just reading and I will get them. They have never interrupted my sleep. We just can’t nail down any exact cause and affect situation. Coincidentally I started to have night time nasal stuffiness and one Dr thinks that this could be the cause and prescribed ‘Beconase nose spray’ which I use at bedtime. Helps my nasal condition but has had no effect on the headaches. Since they started I have been examined by five different doctors and one paediatric general consultant. They are all totally mystified (one thinks it could be growing pains)! Each Dr says they are not particularly worried because I haven’t had any other symptoms except I notice I sometimes feel a little cold on warm days. I am a slightly above average height for my age (exactly 128cm). I weigh 29 kgs. I am lean and fit. I am of Anglo/Caribbean parentage. My schoolwork is unaffected. My eyes have been examined. My ears have been examined. My heart has been listened to. No problems. My dad is researching a lot on the Internet and would be very interested should someone read this and recognises similar symptoms. Are they just headaches? Will they go away? Are they something serious? Are they ……….?
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