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Several months ago, my 7 yo dd began having a strange twitch, where both sides of her mouth twitched downward for a few seconds. She seemed to be unaware of it, and I had heard from others that childhood twitches usually just go away and it's better not to make a big deal out of it. Then I began noticing that when it happened, she got an odd blank look in her eyes. This has been going on quite often (I notice it about 10 times a day, probably, and I think it must go on a lot when I'm not watching). I have googled it and it sounds exactly like absence seizures. We have an appt. with a pediatric neurologist next week. I am very worried about all this. She is homeschooled, barely vaccinated (only 2 doses of DT at age 4 or so) and other than seasonal allergies, has always been extremely healthy. She has always been a highly sensitive child, what we used to call high-strung. That has been very frustrating for me, because the parenting methods that always seemed to work with my 3 older girls just don't seem to work with her. She's extremely bright and inquisitive, but difficult.<br><br>
I have read some older threads about absence seizures, but nothing recent. Of course, we do not have that diagnosis yet, but everything I've read indicates that that is probably what it is. Can anyone give me any info, support, or natural things that I can do to help?<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Liz
 

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Are you seeing any issues with her homeschool work/concentration?<br><br>
I know when people suspect seizures the special needs moms always tell them to get the episodes on video to bring with them for appointments.<br>
I'd recommend you cross-post in special needs.
 
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