spiders crawling in head | Autism PDD


My son complains often of spiders crawling in his head. I thought it had to do with his seizures but the past couple of days hes been complaining more than usual, altho im not seeing the head hitting that usually goes along with it. I told his neuro about it awhile ago when it was bothering him alot and we had an mri done which came back normal.  It kind of went away (meaning he only mentioned it every other day or so) and he was started on a seizure med- trileptal.

His teacher told me about him telling her about the spiders and they at first thought he had nitts and checked his hair and found nothing. Then she told me that she has something similar when she has migrane headaches and maybe hes having migraines. I called his doc and his assistant called back and said he said hes probably just got a headaches but I told her this is the same thing we scheduled the mri for and more often than not hes not complaining that its sore but more feeling weird. So Ive got an app. next week.

Does anyone have anything similar that theyve felt like spiders crawling in thier head? Im afraid it could be auras because ive heard alot of people talking about them feeling like that but the migraine headache is new to me, so?? Any thoughts would be great, thanks!

Also not sure if this has anything to do with the spiders but they had a little song they were performing for the parents and besides the fact that my son was the oddball he did pretty well considering what I was expecting but during the song his eyes started bothering him and he started screaming for everyone to stop singing and basically halt the show for him (basically he thinks the world evolves around him lol) and he ran to his teacher and told her the lights and flashes from the cameras were hurting his eyes. Could that also indicate hes having migraines also and connected to the spiders? I know this is also normal with autism and he is sensitive to lights and reacts this way spiders crawling in his head or not, so I guess its pretty pointless to tell you guys!

Ill ask about the cluster headaches. When his leg falls asleep he gets upset and tells me it hurts and is a different reaction I get from the 'spiders'. Hel usually either all of a sudden make his eyes look up and exclaim "o man!' and cover his face or slap his forehead or hel just hit his head. He describes it by putting his fingers on his head and moving his fingers around. He gets upset when I persit and ask him over and over if his head hurts and hel yell I said no! Unless it does hurt hel tell me so it dosnt always hurt.

He isnt on any meds just his antiseizure meds which cause dizzyness but hes been complaining about this before he even started it.

Thanks guys

Good luck.

My son has also been on stage with his class singing, and started screaming for it all to stop.  It's a very challenging situation for the senses -- sounds, crowds of people, lights, etc.  So it wouldn't surprise me if your son reacted, migraines or no migraines.

My youngest son has been complaining about bugs on him, and for him it has been the sensation of light touch that is caused by our ceiling fan or other source of draft.

Good luck getting this figured out.

yeah I just wish I could get in his head, its frustrating!

Thanks everyone!
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