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Baby shakes in scary way...

My daughter is 9 months old and since she was about 3 months she would randomly shake her head and shoulders like she had a shiver (which is why I never took her to the Dr.). Lately though she's doing it like 4 or 5 times a day. It looks just like a shiver but it's definitely not. I have an appt. with the pediatrician on Tuesday but I'm freaking out until then - does anyone have any guesses or has anyone been through this? I'm thinking cancer and I'm so scared - this is my baby and I'm supposed to protect her. It doesn't look like seizures at all. I'm in nursing school so my mind is wandering so please be honest if you have a good idea of what it could be b/c it couldn't be worse than what is going through my head. Thanks

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Never heard of shaking your head as a sign of cancer.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • i guess I'm thinking CA b/c I'm just picturing a tumor sitting on a nerve or something...like I said my mind is everywhere.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:55 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • my son shakes every time he pees.. most babies do that.
    mhaney03

    Answer by mhaney03 at 11:55 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • dont worry till there's something to worry about. you'll drive yourself nuts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • turrets possible but dunno..
    Kittty_Katt

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 12:45 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I totally agree with mhaney, my daughter shivers when she pees too!
    kbakeman

    Answer by kbakeman at 12:50 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I have a child with Tourette's Syndrome (correct spelling) & that's not generally how it starts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I hope that you get some answers soon and you can relax. Good luck.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:20 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • google "mystery diagnosis the toddler who stopped walking" does it look like that when your baby shakes?
    imuney

    Answer by imuney at 6:06 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • wait for the Dr to do tests, you'll drive yourself nuts trying to self diagnose
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:33 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

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