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Daughter & husband having....seizures??? maybe

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  • Posted By: FixMEdoc
  • September 21, 2007
  • 04:50 AM

First, they are not related biologically~ With my daughter, she started from about birth where she'd just suddenly "freeze" & her eyes would cut hard to one side for several seconds, then she'd relax, and go on as if nothing had happened. She is now 10 & can explain to me what is going on when this happens(it still does)- she says she can feel it coming on- and feels like she can hold back from doing it(sounds sort of like Tourhette's maybe?), but ultimately must have this "spell" where she feels overwhelming rage- sometimes even digs her nails into her own arms. This is very different from her avg. personality & is very frustrating for her. I've asked 3 pediatricians over the years who have all seemed unconcerned.

Now...the husband- He's started having these "episodes" where he sort of phases out for several seconds, feels very disconnected, and last night when this happened, his eyes fluttered back & forth very rapidly. When the episode stopped(just a few seconds later), he jumped up, gasped and was very caught off gaurd by it. He was asleep within 5-10 min. after.

He also has these episodes where he feels like he can't get air into his lungs, and when he does, it's a loud, single gasp in....then he's fine.

(???) Anyone maybe have some direction for me on either one of them??

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