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DD HAS PANIC ATTACKS IN CARSEAT HELP!!

Posted by on Apr. 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN HAVING PANIC ATTACKS IN HER CARSEAT FOR BOUT 2 YEARS NOW. SHE IS 3 NOW. EVERY TIME I PUT HER IN HER SEAT W/ IN 10 MINUTES SHE STIFFENS UP, TURNS READ, SWEATING, SHAKING. I CANT PULL HER OUT OF IT. WE HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, RF, FF, SNACKS, TOYS, MOVIES, ECT. SHE DOES THE SAME THING IF I STRAPER HER IN STROLLER ( WE JUST DONT) I HAVE A VIDEO BUT IT WONT LET ME POST IT FROM PHONE. IV TALKED TO HER PEDS BEFORE AND THEY SAID ITS DEFFAINTLY A PANIC ATTACK AND I NEED TO SEE A PHCOLYGEST. BUT EVERY ONE I CALL TELLS ME THEY DONT DEAL W TODDLERS AND THAT SHE CANT BE HAVING PANIC ATTCKS THIS YOUNG. 

HAS ANY ONES ELSE BEEN THROUGH THIS? IT MAKES ME UPSET TO SEE HER LIKE THIS EVERY TIME WE GET IN THE CAR. 

by on Apr. 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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Bmat
by Ruby Member on Apr. 17, 2014 at 4:38 PM

No, I haven't experienced this with a child. I wonder if she could possibly be having a strong allergic or sensitive reaction to something in the car or car seat. I think I'd get another opinion from a doctor in a different practice, and ask for help, if necessary, for finding a specialist who treats such young children rather than just telling you to take her to one. Good luck!

Outspoken.Mime
by on Apr. 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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I find it hard to believe a newborn was having panic attacks......or that this has been going on for two years and you have never consulted a DOCTOR.

ame19
by Member on Apr. 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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Bring the car seat and/or stroller in with you to the pediatrician visit and show them. Show them first hand what she does. Anyone can have a panic attack at whatever age, it just is not common for 2 yrs or younger. And if the pediatrician still says to see a psychologist, you need to get a referral or find a child's psychologist/psychiatrist.

Mommy071013
by Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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shes not a newborn shes 3 1/2 years old. i said i have talked w/ my peditriaon several times and shes seen the video of her having these. she send her for an EEG in while we did and come up clear. she has refered me to several diff theropiest and 2 turned me away saying they dont deal w/ preschool age kids and the other sent her for another EEG which we did w/ her strapped in stroller come up clear also. 

i put the question out there to see if anyone could relate and kinda give me idea of where to go next w/ this.  thinking of contacting early intervention and getting her evaluated it being a sensory thing when being restrained in a carseat.


Quoting Outspoken.Mime:

I find it hard to believe a newborn was having panic attacks......or that this has been going on for two years and you have never consulted a DOCTOR.


The_Doodle
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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Have you tried bringing the carseat into the house and/or setting the stroller out so that she can investigate it and sit in it on her own time?

Mommy071013
by Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM

doesnt matter what car or carseat shes in. me, my husband and my sis all have different cars and carseats and she does it in all them.  but thank you im going to keep searching and getting a second opion


Quoting Bmat:

No, I haven't experienced this with a child. I wonder if she could possibly be having a strong allergic or sensitive reaction to something in the car or car seat. I think I'd get another opinion from a doctor in a different practice, and ask for help, if necessary, for finding a specialist who treats such young children rather than just telling you to take her to one. Good luck!


Mommy071013
by Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM

yes. we got a new carseat about 2 monthes ago our other one expired we had it in the house for 3 days put her in it nurmous times she played in it. and w/ in being strapped in a few mins it set in


Quoting The_Doodle:

Have you tried bringing the carseat into the house and/or setting the stroller out so that she can investigate it and sit in it on her own time?


cowgirlsmommy
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 2:53 PM
How big is she? In the op you say she's 2. Then in the replies you say she's 3 1/2.
Rotorkitty
by Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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Have you thought about her having motion sickness? My first born would do all that your daughter does and then she'd throw up. She hated being rear faced so as soon as she turned one we flipped her around. Now she only gets sick on long trips with curvy roads. We didn't figure it out until she turned two. We give her children's dramamine. Makes her a little sleepy but no more crazy tantrums because she feels sick and can't tell us what's wrong.
Bmat
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Maybe it is carsickness.  It isn't that the sun shines in her eyes is it? Or she sees a reflection?

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