"My 16 year old son has been dizzy for three and a half years and we need help"
Posted by mary christine (as ),
My son is almost 17 now and has been extremely dizzy for three and a half years. He has been out of school for this time, albeit receiving some home education, but not enough to even take GCSEs, let alone achieve any. Although the home education was outstanding, his non achieving was due to the state he is in.
I feel he is now on some scrap heap for the rest of his days. His problem also is, he seems to have severe phobias about anything medical. Therefore, will not go to the doctors/dentist etc for fear of fainting. His last visit to the dentist was when he was about 11/12 and he now desperately needs dental treatment.
He feels very ill if someone mentions needles, and not just for half an hour or so – he can be ill for days after. He has fainted at home at the sight of a sowing needle, passed out at school during a biology lesson, was very ill when he knew he had to have the TB jab and was off school, therefore did not receive it. These are just a few examples of what his life is like.
He also has asthma, which results in breathing difficulties from time to time - but cannot bring himself to go out, let alone go to the doctors for a check up. I am so worried about what will happen when he runs out of inhalers, which could be soon, what do i do? It seems to be a desperate situation for me.
He is supposed to be under the local mental health team, but the wheels there turn very, very slowly. I feel he is not bothered with, can someone please, please help. There must be someone out there who can help and who knows what to do.