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Headache, blurred vision, room spin
chappy96 posted:
My daughter came home from school today saying that she was sitting in one of her classes today and her head started hurting really bad, the room got blurry, she felt lightheaded and then she said the room started spinning and the next thing she knew the door was on the ceiling. It happened again tonight as well. What could possibly be causing this?
Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
A number of things could be going on. You need to take her to the doctor right away for a diagnosis. We can't diagnose over the Internet.

While you wait for your appointment, you could try our Symptom Checker to get some ideas.

Please let us know what you find out! I will worry!
chappy96 responded:
Just got back from the dr. They think its her allergies... Something is eating at me I dont think they are right. Maybe its just mothers paranoia but I think they are wrong.
enigmali responded:
Is she eating? Low blood sugar can give some similar symptons and girls are notorious for extreme dieting.
chappy96 responded:
Like a horse. She never misses a meal. And she really doesnt eat alot of junk she is a veggie and fruits kinda kid. I told my husband that if she did it agian i was taking her to er. I dont care what the dr says. I dont think its her allergies. She has had them for 10 yrs or more and never anything like this has happened.
AZStingray responded:
What was she doing before or during these spells?
chappy96 responded:
before the first one she was at school sitting in class . The second one she was at home sitting on the bed talking to my niece.
Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
I say go with your intuition. It could be allergies but unless she has changed meds for them or isn't taking meds for them...I would sort of wonder if it was out of character for her to have these spells. Also, allergy dizziness tends to last all day or at least until the meds kick in.
justsayn responded:
My 12 year old son has recently began to complain of headaches and dizzy spells. I originally attributed his symptoms to sinus, which I suffer from myself. However, it became more consistent and began to concern me. The family doctor directed us to the eye doctor. It was determined that he needs glasses for nearsightedness.

Let's see if that makes a difference. . . My fingers are crossed that it was that simple.
Johnnie38 responded:
This happens to my son too. His vision blurs in the same way your daughter reports to you her experience. It is sinus/allergy issues for my son. We've not needed to change meds or anything. This is just how the February allergies manifest.
Anju101 responded:
I had the same problem when I was about twelve. My guess it that she is having migraines. Those symptoms you described were practically identical to mine, but they can also have different symptoms for each person. Go to her doctor and get her prescribed to some kind of pill that she can take whenever she start to feel one coming. Ask her if something happens to her eyesight or face before it begins. My eyesight used to get blurry before my head started hurting. Others' faces go numb. If it is a migraine problem, there will probably be a warning a little beforehand. I hope this helped you.

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