"He told me yesterday 'I feel like something has changed. My headaches are different'."
- This happened to me, too, a few years back. I'd had headaches since childhood. In my teens, they started to feel like sinus headaches, as they were accompanied by sinus pressure, eye pain, and congestion.
A few years ago, they changed to a more pressure type pain across the forehead, sometimes stiff neck, and a different type of eye pain where I was more sensitive to light and found myself frequently rubbing and massaging my eyes.
Before, I had more one-sided pain and more stabbing eye pain that would switch sides at night depending on which side I was sleeping on. I dreaded going to bed with a headache back then because it always got worse when laying down and would last for days.
I mentioned to my doctor that my headaches had changed and my go-to OTC regimen wasn't working anymore. He thought my new headaches might be migraines and Rx Imitrex. It works for me. Thankfully, I only have them a few times a month, and I feel they are hormone related.
I have erhlichia, too. Everything I've seen on that mentions headaches, but the other infections all involve headaches of various kinds, too. No one seems to know how to differentiate ehrlichia symptoms from the others. I suspect each of the infections cause their own unique presentation of headaches and other overlapping symptoms.
Anyway, I totally relate to him saying he felt like sonething had changed - not just with headaches, but overall.
Was he able to identify WHEN he felt this change? What happened just prior - acute sickness, vaccine, camping or other trip, extreme stress, etc? You did mention he grew 10 inches in 2 years. A fast growth spurt could be considered stress on the body, IMO.
Puberty definitely does a number on girls. I assume boys, too.
Post Edited (WalkingbyFaith) : 11/1/2018 8:32:10 AM (GMT-6)