Motherly concern/worry...

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Registered: 05-10-2011
Motherly concern/worry...
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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 11:07am

My youngest has been under extra stress this year. She was diagnosised with some learning issues and we have done some more intensive work with her to help her overcome these extra challenges. Her parents have had some relationship issues, there was a death in the extended family, her mom was injured, her sister left for "real school," when before she was home with this sister, among other real life stresses. Well she has developed a tick. The kind where she has a weird body movement that she is not aware of and seems to not be in control of when it happens. She sort of moves her neck and head oddly, and does not reailize it. I pointed it out, asked if she has a pain in her neck? Is she stretching? She does not notice it, says she is not doing it. I am doing my best to just ignore it mostly now and see if it clears up when the stress levels even out around here. Yet, how long should it go on, before I should be making more a big deal out of it? She was sort of stressed having to go to the Phy clinic and so she does not want to run back in there but maybe she needs it if she is developing a weird involuntary movement. It could clear up on it's own. My middle child had a short time of a stutter. It worked out on it's own as her brain caught up with her language. Yet....I worried crazy then she might have it forever. I feel the same about the neck thing with her sister.

Offer me wisdom or support or give opinions and comments!

Thanks,

Heather      

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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 12:00pm

Z had tics for several years both physical and verbal-probably from ages 7-10.  We saw 2 neurologists for a 1st and 2nd opinion.   They did an MRI and an EEG.  His came and went with stress  I felt much better after teh yeliminated the possibilites of seizures or a tumor.  He has a friend who also had phsycial tics and those are managed with  a gluten diary fee diet, but he did the same neurological testing to rule things out.  

While it is probably stress, I would have it checked out.  I videotaped them when they happened, in case he wasn't ticing wh nwe saw the neuro. 

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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 5:04pm
Maybe that is it, diet. Seeing I have been injured I have bought more frozen pre made processed items. Yet, I have tried to minimize the amount of ingredients, keep it simple, but it could be some of that too. Yeah I should try and catch it in video, good idea. Today I have not noticed it at all, either I was busy (guilty) or she did not have any was not thinking about stress whatever. Yeah, if it continues more than a couple weeks I will have her in to be seen. It just started, so trying to not over react and give it a chance to just solve itself if it is stress. She has no other symptoms or physical signs of illness or anything and I am observing more...cause I am good at worry! H.
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 2:55pm
No one else has noticed it so it is very new. Not her father or her sisters, so mild enough not to overly worry. I do spend a lot of time with her and close to her reading together and doing education. So I pic up stuff quickly. I have always been a very observant parent, as far as health care. I will try to get her into her regular care provider this summer, she needs a general wellness exam anyway, if it is acting up still or not...I will mention it. Gotta make that appointment, add to my list! I do all medical appointment with my kids, except when I was so ill in pregnancy that I could not, I always have done it all! I like to be there and get information to inform my choices, decisions and everything! H.