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    Default anyone elses bub have Myoclonus twitches?

    I had my 5 week old bub at the hospital for another reason but while I was there I thought I'd show the pead the twitches my bub has when she sleeps cause they are quite strong. he looked at her quickly and said that unless she changes colour cries or does it when she is awake it is probably Myoclonus and not to worry she will grow out of it.
    looking for more info on this anyone else out there had experience with similar?

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    Are they upper body twitches? Is she always asleep when they happen?

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    all over twitches but most strongly in the arms and legs and yes only when she sleeps

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    How long do they go for?
    Are you in hospital for anything that could relate to this?
    I know it's a scary thing. My son has had a few different types of seizures.. Absent, partial , focal and grand mal Which is full body

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    I was at hospital for another matter she has has these twitches since she was a few days old
    the pead at hospital saw her have the twitches and he didn't seem concerned

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    Is it just the startle/moro reflex? Google it and have a look at the videos. It's normal for bubs to startle/jump especially when overtired, going to sleep or actually when asleep. And they grow out of it around 3 months I think. Maybe that's what he meant.

    Have a chat with your M&CHN when you have you next visit - is it soon?

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    Hi yes DD had it when she was a newborn. We were in hospital for something else, same as you, and the Paed referred us to a Neurologist, who we saw when DD was 6 weeks.

    It's good that a Dr saw your bub's twitches. If it is Mycolnus as he said, it's nothing ti be concerned about. It's because of an immature nervous system and the twitches will stop in a few months. DD is 7 months now and I don't recall her twitching since she was 2 or 3 months old. Oh by the way if it is Myclonus the twitching lasts maybe 10 to 20 seconds, much longer than the startle reflex.

    No treatment was required. The twitches will stop by themself.

    If you do get referred to a Neurologist do try to take as much video as possible of bub twitching. As it's not certain bub will do it at your appointment they want to see it. They diagnosed DD based just on several videos, and an examination (nothing scary, just checked reflexes, weight, feeding etc.)

    If I were you I woukd try to get a referral to a Paediatric Neurologist to confirm it is Myclonus and nothing more serious.

    HTH. If you want to ask me anything else about it feel free.
    Last edited by rosycheeks; 28-04-2012 at 20:01.


 

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