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#1 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Over the last few months my DS periodically will seem to space out and start shaking his head. It only lasts maybe 30 seconds max.

Its not something he does everyday and it just seems to be random, like yesterday he did it while at the park.

I am going to take him to the doctor next week, but does anyone else's child do this? Is it the start of some sort of problem?

#2 LittleListen

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Could be lots of things OP, maybe an earache, or he is trying to clear his ears, or it could just be a habit he has picked up.

Definitely get it checked out, but maybe start to notice what he was doing directly beforehand.
The reason I say this is because I worked with a little boy who had epilepsy and he would have a mini seizure (complex partial) every time he was wiped during nappy change. That's what triggered the parents to investigate and lead to the dx.

Its probably nothing serious, but noticing patterns is important for doctors to be able to narrow down a cause, or to rule things out.

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Thank Eyesabove, the last two time he has been mid play. I was worried it might be a seizure, he is usually unresponsive whilst shaking his head but it doesn't last long.

Will definitely take him to the doctors.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

Shouldn't have googled, now I'm scared sad.gif

#5 CallMeProtart

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

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Hope it's nothing serious.

#6 geckogirl

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

For awhile my DS would do something equally strange that I thought was some kind of mini-seizure.

I took some video and played it for my gp because it was much easier than trying to describe what was going on. My gp really appreciated it as it made things much easier for him to work out what was going on.

It turned out to just be a phase that DS was going through and he grew out of it. He's 19mths old now. I hope everything works out well for you and your son.

Edited by geckogirl, 06 January 2013 - 11:55 AM.


#7 red_squirrel

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

You are doing the right thing taking him to a GP.
Is there a history of epilepsy in your family?

#8 IsolaBella

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (geckogirl @ 06/01/2013, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For awhile my DS would do something equally strange that I thought was some kind of mini-seizure.

I took some video and played it for my gp because it was much easier than trying to describe what was going on. My gp really appreciated it as it made things much easier for him to work out what was going on.

It turned out to just be a phase that DS was going through and he grew out of it. He's 19mths old now. I hope everything works out well for you and your son.



My eldest did something similar too. We have epilepsy in the family so it was on my radar. Like PP though it amounted to nothing. Now happy healthy 7yo. Also video of episodes are good.



#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (red_squirrel @ 06/01/2013, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are doing the right thing taking him to a GP.
Is there a history of epilepsy in your family?


Nope no history of epilepsy on either side of the family.

Taking video footage of  it is a good idea.

#10 ELKO

Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Video is an excellent idea, even with a dx of epilepsy they want to see video, so they can see what the seizures look like

Good luck OP, hopefully it's just a quirky thing he does.

#11 Born Slippy

Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

My DD (at the same age) was having funny turns at her weekly movement and music class, where she would stare intently without blinking and shudder (whole body) for 15-30 seconds - then snap out of it.

I took her to the GP, had tests done, saw a paediatrician who diagnosed it as this (see Shuddering attacks> Benign Shudders).

She grew out of it within a few months.

All along my gut feeling was that it wasn't anything serious, but I would have always questioned myself had we not had it checked out, IYKWIM?

BTW, please stop looking things up on Google. The paediatrician we saw said children having funny little turns of various types was really quite common, and that 9/10 children referred to him for any suspect seizure issues did not in fact have anything serious going on (namely epilepsy).

Good luck!




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