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DR. ADESMAN PLEASE OFFER SOME ADVICE! EASE MY MIND!
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soobleuuu posted:
I am now on all kind of boreds trying to find some advice,answers,suggestions so please responds. thank you ahead of time. Im a full time working parent and usually the weekends are the best time for me to spend time with my kids. This past weekend i noticed my 9 yr old son has this twitch he keeps doing and when i asked him about it he said he feels it and cant really stop doing it. I only noticed it when we were layin in my room looking at pics on the phone he was facing me and kept...idk let me explain it. He consistently scrunches his forehead and it looks like hes trying to look at his eyebrows cuz he keeps looking up when he does it. It looks weird i continued to watch him the rest of the nite and no matter what he was doing he kept making this facial expression every other minute. What could this be? do i let it pass? I want to help my baby if somethings affecting him that could be causing this, the only thing i could think is overstress on his mind(he tends to think alot)causing a TICK. can someone help me please..
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Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi soobleuu,

Dr Adesman, Altmann and Benaroch visit often and I am sure can help. Ultimately your son will need to see his PCP to examine him. Have his teachers or daycare noticed anything unusual?
 
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momuv4girls responded:
Hi,

I sent you this link on the other board also.

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/tic_disorders

Take care,
-Kathleen
 
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Andrew Adesman, MD responded:
This does indeed sound like a simple motor tic. Often these come and go for no apparent reason. I agree with Lainey that you should bring him to your pediatrician. You will be asked if he has demonstrated any other motor tics or even vocal tics -- such as grunting, snorting, throat-clearing or other involuntary noises. Although most children with motor tics do not progress to have vocal tics, the combination can suggest Tourette Syndrome. Tourette is also seen commonly in kids with ADHD and/or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

IIn general, tics are worst when kids are tired or stressed. Children with tics have little control over them. Medicine is used only when they are severe enough to interfere with functioning. There are therapy techniques to help treat tics as well. Good luck.
 
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Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to Andrew Adesman, MD's response:
My son went through a blinking stage and our PCP just monitored it because he had no other symptoms. My son is 22 now and I rarely see him have any blinking issues now.


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