My 6yr old, who is very smart and developing normal for her age starts to twitch, while resting only. I started noticing the twitching about 2yrs ago, around Oct. What happens is she jurks her arms up and twitches her head. It only lasts about 2 sec, but she will continue to do it every couple minutes or so, until she gets up. It only happens when she is resting. For exp, while I'm reading to her or watching a movie. She was 4 when it started and would tell me her body feels funny. We took her to a Dr, who then reffered her to a neurologist. They tested her, and said everything was normal. She continued to twitch and then, a few months later, it completely stopped. She began twitching again the same time, Sept ( when she started pre-school) and ended in Jan. (after Christmas) She just started Kindergarten, and its back! I have a feeling it is being triggered by stress or excitement, but I want to know why? Any info will help!Answer Question
Answer by FroggyFeet at 12:04 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by LiLJeni at 3:14 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
These are classic Tourettes syndrome symptoms! My middle son has Tourettes. He was diagnosed young like that and now he just turned 25 (on Sept. 21) and is in his senior year of college. Tourettes waxes and wanes, that is why when you think it stops it is back again. Yes, stress is a trigger, good observation mom. It can also move to another body part.such as eye blinking for example. Then there are vocal tics like clearing their throat, sniffing like they have a cold.
Answer by Janet at 1:10 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by Janet at 1:13 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
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