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4 Month Old Head Shakes Involuntary
Sometimes my head involuntary shakes and causes my eyes to briefly close. Could this be Tourette's syndrome?
Head: There are many causes for head shaking. You should see a neurologist to check it out as soon as possible ...Read more
Almost 7 month old baby shakes her head like saying no. I feel she just like to do this. Is this normal?
This is very likely to be normal and OK, but when you next take your baby to the doctor for follow up, let the doctor know your concern.
It took a while to calm my grandchildren down but it does work out OK. ...Read more
It's my 3 month old daughter. She shakes her head left and right often and I was wondering if that is normal or if it is something I need to be worried about.?
This is probably a normal finding, but if you notice any eye rolling, arching or shaking of her limbs, a neurology referral can be made. If she is otherwise well and developing/growing normally, I would advise letting your PCP know at her next visit.
Monitor her temperature to check for fever. If there are other symptoms, please see your PCP. ...Read more
8 month old looks to the side or looks up and after a couple of seconds shakes his head and fusses. Is that normal or abscent seizers?
Video: Take a video with your phone and show your doctor. This will help to sort it out. All the best. ...Read more
My 7-month old baby shakes his head from side to side when he's tired. He also flaps his arms a lot all the time. Is this normal?
Usually normal: Head banging and arm flapping is a common way for children to soothe themselves and usually nothing to worry about. However, in some kids it can be part of a developmental problem. Frequent head banging or arm flapping, particularly if you're worried about a developmental delay or unusual social interactions, should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Hi, my 4 mo. Old sometimes has a 5 to 10 sec. Episode where her head/hands shake while nursing to sleep. Stops w/touch. Pedi says not to worry.
Shaking episodes: Hard to answe accurately without more information. ...Read more
I have random, involuntary shivers that shake my head and shoulders. Not cold. Sometimes d/t air movement (like a fan). Friend concerned. Should I be?
Probably OK: Many people experience various reactions to the environment that can't be explained precisely. This calls for avoiding or minimizing exposure to them if possible. They often just go away as mysteriously as they arrived, but if this persists and becomes a concern of yours you owe yourself at least one thorough neurologic exam by your doctor. ...Read more
My 9 months old son holds breath, shakes head and raises shoulder up and down--why does he do this?
Hard tosay: If this lasts a few seconds and passes, it could be as simple as a shudder attack, an odd episodic movement pattern of little significance. If he's holding his breath for more than a minute, looking at you and mad about something, it could be a breath-holding spell. Sorting this out will take a bit of history, exam and review. Catch an event on your phone and have your doc review it. ...Read more
My 2mo olds head shakes back n forth as if she's saying no. She has hydrocephalus that is treated. Nothing else I notice when this happens?
Titubation: The head bobbing from side to side is titubation and comes from damage to the midline cerebellum which is responsible for coordination and balance. While a shunt is helpful for diverting cerebrospinal fluid that is not absorbing properly, there may be a blockage or loculation of cerebrospinal fluid around the fourth ventricle. Updated imaging and an evaluation with the neurosurgeon is appropriate. ...Read more
My 24 year old daughter has uncontrollable head shakes. She had two major head trauma's a few years ago could that be the cause
Yes: Trauma brain injury frequently has long term sequlea. Talk to your doctor or consult a neurologist to see if there is anything that can be done to alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more
My 2mo olds head shakes back and forth as if she's saying no, no other symptoms that I see. She has hydrocephalus that is treated. Shaking?
Head shaking: Have you discussed with your pediatric neurologist (I assume your child has one based on the diagnosis you gave)? If no other symptoms or signs, watchful waiting is the name of the game. If any other symptoms develop let your child's neurologist know. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
My 6 yr old girl feel pain on the right side of head when she shakes her head lt to rt or rt to lt. Is it serious.
Vague: I would see a dr. Could possibly be some type of ear or sinus infection. Too hard to say without a thorough exam and history. ...Read more
I noticed that my 33 week old baby shakes her from side to side a lot an involuntary movement. It seems to be getting worse. Should I be concerned?
Could Be....: Probably a normal variation, but seizures are unfortunately possible. Discuss this with the pediatrician. ...Read more
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Need smthg for severe panic when flying, involuntary shaking, body pain, irtnl fear. Xanex numbs body not mind. Dr. suggested Lexotanil. 20 hr flight?
Calm flight: Lexotanil is similar to Xanax but may be worth a try. Ask your doctor about Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety, short-acting. An eye mask may also help to calm and sleep. Avoid caffeine the day before until you've landed as it will keep you awake and heighten anxiety. Listen to "sleep music" or whatever soothing sounds you prefer on youtube. Distract yourself with pleasant reading and images. Hope this helps. ...Read more
1 yr old, only right eye shakes side to side when focusing. Has progressed to every time she focuses on something in the last month. What is this?
I would recommend a referral to Neurology. A full Neurologic and developmental assessment can be completed to determine the next step. An imaging test and EEG may be ordered at that time.
I would recommend follow up with your PCP soon.
In the meantime, please watch for any signs of vomiting or convulsion. ...Read more
My 12 year old daughter weighs 130 pounds was given a zpack for sinus, start of ear inf, I gave her the 2 starting dose. She has the shakes, feels weird?
76 year old female with stage 4 small cell Lung cancer, also in the liver. Presenting with hand shakes & skin peeling off her hands- what's happening?
76 yr old female with stage 4 SC Lung cancer & in liver. Not on treatment. Presenting with hand shakes & skin peeling off her hands- what's happening?
As noted before: It is likely that these findings are due to previous chemotherapy. Without the patient's historical and treatment information a definitive statement cannot be given. Contact the patient's health care provider for a meaningful answer based on known information about her. ...Read more
When my four month old plays she enjoys being vigorously bounced. How much head movement is safe at this age?
Bouncing: Don't be too vigorous because if anything goes wrong you might be accused of " shaken baby " syndrome ...Read more
Just under a month of no citalopram does anyone no when these shakes n light headed will stop?? Is this just withdrawel?? How long will it last
Unlikely medication: citalopram is less likely causing the symptoms you describe as a result of "withdrawal" side effects due to long time frame of 1 month. Gotta look for other cause. You need to be examined more fully. If you'd like a virtual consult please send message to me at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi. Key code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Our four month old boy seems to get fussy at times and starts shaking his arms, startles easy and makes nervous, jittery like movements. Normal?
Doctor can evaluate: Jittery or shaky movements in a startled 4-month old baby may be normal, but it is hard to tell without examining the baby and seeing the movements. The best way to do this is to make videos of the baby's movements and show the pediatrician, who can take into consideration the progress in all the areas of baby development, before deciding whether the baby's movements are normal for his age. ...Read more
Had a headache for 2 months, recently been stress. Side symptoms have included, dizziness, tingling head feet and hands, shakes, different head pains, had nausea when it first started. Headache is barely there any more. Is this from stress/anxiety?
Anxiety?: You have a variety of symptoms that can be anxiety related. You need to see your doctor to identify or rule out medical causes such as thyroid, diabetes, GI problems, etc. Please see your doc and then a clinical psychologist to learn to manage your anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Essential Tremor: Meds that commonly are used include: Primidone (mysoline (primidone) = mild barbituate), Inderal or Corgard (propranolol or Nadolol = beta blockers), topomax (topiramate = neuronal discharge stabilizer), neptazene or Diamox (methazolamide or acetozolamide = carbonic anhydrase inhibitors), or even Botox (muscle contraction inhibitor) by an experienced injector. If meds fail, gamma knife radiosurgery can help. ...Read more
My head shakes back and forth as though I'm saying "no" except really fast. Only when I get nervous or uncomfortable.?
Essential tremor: Is when you have uncontrolled tremor in parts of your body. It is known to be familial condition, meaning that it runs in your family. Because there is no cure for the condition the treatment reduces the severity of the tremor. Rec.: see a neurologist for evaluation and management. Good luck. ...Read more
My head shakes frequently by itself and I feel pain on my nick and head and I feel vomiting too. It remains as long I asleep.
See your doctor!: See your doctor. That is not normal. Worrisome. ...Read more