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Please Help
Mar 2, 2004
:confused:

Please give me your ideas as to what could be causing these symptoms of this child. I do apologize for the length.

I am posting this for a friend of mine who has a 15 year old son named Cody. In the last 2 1/2 weeks Cody has developed something like a panic attack. He has a history of asthma and ADHD.

The first time Cody had one of these attacks he was at school. He was having trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat and a fainting sensation. Cody's mother took him to the emerency room...they treated him for asthma and gave him breathing treatments.

A week later Cody had a friend staying over. Cody was already in the bed alseep. His friend woke up his mother and told her Cody was having trouble breathing. They woke him up and gave him his asthma inhaler. He started to feel like he was going to faint he also had the rapid heartbeat again. This was not helping..had to take him to the ER again. This time the doctor told her that Cody needed to see a shrink because he had issues and behavior problems. The DR told her that it was all in Cody's head.

Well the other night it happened again to Cody. He was asleep when his mother noticed him having trouble breathing. she woke him up and gave him his inhaler, it did not help, his heart was beating rapidly and this time he fainted. His mother called the ambulance. She knows cpr and stated that he quit breathing 2 times and had to do CPR before the ambulance come. A different ER doctor this time told her that he was having panic/aniexety attacks. (can this happen in your sleep? Would You actually quit breathing)?) Last night Cody was feeling "weird and acting weird" all day but went ahead and attended school that day.

Cody's mother stated that she noticed him having trouble breathing again last night. (2 hours after his bedtime). She said as she went into his room he woke up. reaching for his inhaler..She stated he walked to the living room by his self. but fell to the floor. she stated that he did not have use of his legs. he stated that his heart was beating really fast ..at this point she said he stated that he was not really having trouble breathing, (but she noted it was labored and really hard.)She said she made it out to the vechile with him and was on her way to the ER with him again. She had to stop about have way there to call the ambulance. Stated that he was still having the same symptoms, labored, breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting sensation, she said this time his body was also stiff, she stated his face was drawing (like he was having a stroke). She said that this was the first time he told her that he was actually scared.

She stated that a different ER doctor told her that this was coming from "Behavior issues" that Cody has and that this was just an attention getter from him. Cody is not the type of child that would do this for attention. He has no behavior problems. he has always been a pretty good kid.

Could this be something neurogical? Mini strokes? Sleep apnea? or possibly seizures? If anyone has any ideas please respond.
Re: Please Help
Mar 2, 2004
[QUOTE=cassiem75]:confused:

Please give me your ideas as to what could be causing these symptoms of this child. I do apologize for the length.

I am posting this for a friend of mine who has a 15 year old son named Cody. In the last 2 1/2 weeks Cody has developed something like a panic attack. He has a history of asthma and ADHD.

The first time Cody had one of these attacks he was at school. He was having trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat and a fainting sensation. Cody's mother took him to the emerency room...they treated him for asthma and gave him breathing treatments.

A week later Cody had a friend staying over. Cody was already in the bed alseep. His friend woke up his mother and told her Cody was having trouble breathing. They woke him up and gave him his asthma inhaler. He started to feel like he was going to faint he also had the rapid heartbeat again. This was not helping..had to take him to the ER again. This time the doctor told her that Cody needed to see a shrink because he had issues and behavior problems. The DR told her that it was all in Cody's head.

Well the other night it happened again to Cody. He was asleep when his mother noticed him having trouble breathing. she woke him up and gave him his inhaler, it did not help, his heart was beating rapidly and this time he fainted. His mother called the ambulance. She knows cpr and stated that he quit breathing 2 times and had to do CPR before the ambulance come. A different ER doctor this time told her that he was having panic/aniexety attacks. (can this happen in your sleep? Would You actually quit breathing)?) Last night Cody was feeling "weird and acting weird" all day but went ahead and attended school that day.

Cody's mother stated that she noticed him having trouble breathing again last night. (2 hours after his bedtime). She said as she went into his room he woke up. reaching for his inhaler..She stated he walked to the living room by his self. but fell to the floor. she stated that he did not have use of his legs. he stated that his heart was beating really fast ..at this point she said he stated that he was not really having trouble breathing, (but she noted it was labored and really hard.)She said she made it out to the vechile with him and was on her way to the ER with him again. She had to stop about have way there to call the ambulance. Stated that he was still having the same symptoms, labored, breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting sensation, she said this time his body was also stiff, she stated his face was drawing (like he was having a stroke). She said that this was the first time he told her that he was actually scared.

She stated that a different ER doctor told her that this was coming from "Behavior issues" that Cody has and that this was just an attention getter from him. Cody is not the type of child that would do this for attention. He has no behavior problems. he has always been a pretty good kid.

Could this be something neurogical? Mini strokes? Sleep apnea? or possibly seizures? If anyone has any ideas please respond.[/QUOTE]
I would check on sleep apnea. Does this happen only while asleep? Has he had a problem with seizures ever? My sister had a friend who had seizures at night but what happened to her sounds different from what you describe. My opinion is to check sleep testing. They watch you at night while you are sleeping. I know people with apnea find themselves really out of it. well let me know what happens.
Re: Please Help
Mar 2, 2004
[QUOTE=cassiem75]:confused:

Please give me your ideas as to what could be causing these symptoms of this child. I do apologize for the length.

I am posting this for a friend of mine who has a 15 year old son named Cody. In the last 2 1/2 weeks Cody has developed something like a panic attack. He has a history of asthma and ADHD.

The first time Cody had one of these attacks he was at school. He was having trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat and a fainting sensation. Cody's mother took him to the emerency room...they treated him for asthma and gave him breathing treatments.

A week later Cody had a friend staying over. Cody was already in the bed alseep. His friend woke up his mother and told her Cody was having trouble breathing. They woke him up and gave him his asthma inhaler. He started to feel like he was going to faint he also had the rapid heartbeat again. This was not helping..had to take him to the ER again. This time the doctor told her that Cody needed to see a shrink because he had issues and behavior problems. The DR told her that it was all in Cody's head.

Well the other night it happened again to Cody. He was asleep when his mother noticed him having trouble breathing. she woke him up and gave him his inhaler, it did not help, his heart was beating rapidly and this time he fainted. His mother called the ambulance. She knows cpr and stated that he quit breathing 2 times and had to do CPR before the ambulance come. A different ER doctor this time told her that he was having panic/aniexety attacks. (can this happen in your sleep? Would You actually quit breathing)?) Last night Cody was feeling "weird and acting weird" all day but went ahead and attended school that day.

Cody's mother stated that she noticed him having trouble breathing again last night. (2 hours after his bedtime). She said as she went into his room he woke up. reaching for his inhaler..She stated he walked to the living room by his self. but fell to the floor. she stated that he did not have use of his legs. he stated that his heart was beating really fast ..at this point she said he stated that he was not really having trouble breathing, (but she noted it was labored and really hard.)She said she made it out to the vechile with him and was on her way to the ER with him again. She had to stop about have way there to call the ambulance. Stated that he was still having the same symptoms, labored, breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting sensation, she said this time his body was also stiff, she stated his face was drawing (like he was having a stroke). She said that this was the first time he told her that he was actually scared.

She stated that a different ER doctor told her that this was coming from "Behavior issues" that Cody has and that this was just an attention getter from him. Cody is not the type of child that would do this for attention. He has no behavior problems. he has always been a pretty good kid.

Could this be something neurogical? Mini strokes? Sleep apnea? or possibly seizures? If anyone has any ideas please respond.[/QUOTE]


I just want to start off this post and say....please tell this mother to take this child to a different doctor!!! Oh My Gosh!! I cannot believe these doctors keep saying it's behavoral problems. I don't know about anyone else here, but I have my attacks during my sleep. It is possible to have an attack during your sleep....but........I have never fainted or stopped breathing!! My gosh!! I have felt like I was going to faint and couldn't breath, but it never actually happened. I think he really needs to be checked out. This sounds serious. I don't mean to scare you, but I would bring him to someone else as soon as possible hun. Please keep us updated on this. My heart sinks when I hear a kid suffering like this.

Chantel
Re: Please Help
Mar 4, 2004
[QUOTE=cassiem75]:confused:

Please give me your ideas as to what could be causing these symptoms of this child. I do apologize for the length.

I am posting this for a friend of mine who has a 15 year old son named Cody. In the last 2 1/2 weeks Cody has developed something like a panic attack. He has a history of asthma and ADHD.

The first time Cody had one of these attacks he was at school. He was having trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat and a fainting sensation. Cody's mother took him to the emerency room...they treated him for asthma and gave him breathing treatments.

A week later Cody had a friend staying over. Cody was already in the bed alseep. His friend woke up his mother and told her Cody was having trouble breathing. They woke him up and gave him his asthma inhaler. He started to feel like he was going to faint he also had the rapid heartbeat again. This was not helping..had to take him to the ER again. This time the doctor told her that Cody needed to see a shrink because he had issues and behavior problems. The DR told her that it was all in Cody's head.

Well the other night it happened again to Cody. He was asleep when his mother noticed him having trouble breathing. she woke him up and gave him his inhaler, it did not help, his heart was beating rapidly and this time he fainted. His mother called the ambulance. She knows cpr and stated that he quit breathing 2 times and had to do CPR before the ambulance come. A different ER doctor this time told her that he was having panic/aniexety attacks. (can this happen in your sleep? Would You actually quit breathing)?) Last night Cody was feeling "weird and acting weird" all day but went ahead and attended school that day.

Cody's mother stated that she noticed him having trouble breathing again last night. (2 hours after his bedtime). She said as she went into his room he woke up. reaching for his inhaler..She stated he walked to the living room by his self. but fell to the floor. she stated that he did not have use of his legs. he stated that his heart was beating really fast ..at this point she said he stated that he was not really having trouble breathing, (but she noted it was labored and really hard.)She said she made it out to the vechile with him and was on her way to the ER with him again. She had to stop about have way there to call the ambulance. Stated that he was still having the same symptoms, labored, breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting sensation, she said this time his body was also stiff, she stated his face was drawing (like he was having a stroke). She said that this was the first time he told her that he was actually scared.

She stated that a different ER doctor told her that this was coming from "Behavior issues" that Cody has and that this was just an attention getter from him. Cody is not the type of child that would do this for attention. He has no behavior problems. he has always been a pretty good kid.

Could this be something neurogical? Mini strokes? Sleep apnea? or possibly seizures? If anyone has any ideas please respond.[/QUOTE]

Behavior problems? That's a load of dung. This is what happens when a child is "labeled" ADD or ADHD....too many assumptions then surface about that child's mental status. Does he take ADD meds? Stimulants could be causing him these physical problems like rapid heartbeat and breathing issues; they also cause seizures, psychosis, etc. Look up Adverse Effects on the drug's PDF's.

If he's not on any drugs for ADD, it could be some sort of neurological problem, maybe an adverse reaction to his asthma meds (they could try others).

So meanwhile, if the poor kid has a stroke or seizure and dies, will they blame his "behavior" for that? Idiots. I would not just accept "behavioral problems" in such an obvious life-threatening situation!





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