Hi, new here, hope someone can shed some light on my 12 year old Son's symptoms.
He has always been considered as having some ADHD traits, not diagnosed though, and always high functioning. Has had a lot of strange symptoms that we had pinned down to psychological: seeing things ie. meteors, hearing things like name called, voice like sounds, (never bad though), de ja vue, feeling of electricity going through his body, numbness in lower teeth, occasional occurances of sudden strange vocalisation (but not like a tick) without knowing why, facial grimaces without knowing why, gets angry v easily - always had trouble with concentration, staying on task, remembering instructions or being in trouble for not listening at school. He is becoming more aware of missing important instructions, and even some time lapses in class, where he actually notices missing time. He can been seen staring for up to 30 secs, this is noticeable by his friends (who get bothered by it) and us.
Anyway, finally got an EEG done, results are "from the outset of recording, multifocal sharp waves seen in both frontal regions, and over the frontal poles irregular 3-4 and 4-6hz activity is seen. At times, sharp slow wave discharges spanning both cerebral hemispheres. Hyperventilation induces slowing to 3-4hz with increasing sharp wave activity seen in both the temporal and parietal regions, spreading in to the frontal poles with sharp slow wave dischares.
So -as we haven't been able to see the neurologist yet, we are wondering if this could be causing all the other symptoms as well as the Absences. Or are the visual and auditory disturbances something else? Does anyone have any ideas or comments. Our Son is otherwise a normal functioning able 12 year old who lives a very normal 12 year old life.
Thanks for your help