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Shuddering attacks or benign myoclonic ?


Posted by Maria Dobek on July 17, 2000 at 16:59:56:

Our 6 month old daughter has had some strange episodes with shaking lately. She has had 3 episodes where she shakes her head in a very subtle, fast, rythmic manner while she is nursing and on her way to sleeping. The episodes are very short, anywhere between 5 and 30 seconds. She is unaware of the phenomenon, and she cannot control it. Her eyes are closed during these episodes, but she is not fully asleep because she starts to suckle again as soon as it's over. However, she does eventually fall to sleep about 5 minutes after each episode. All three episodes happened within the same week, and luckily we have not had one for 4 days. If anyone out there has heard of anything like this, please let us know. Thank you.

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