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How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish i could offer #s, but i can't. ...Read more

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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

What is the frequency of micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Childhood migraine: Micropsia and alice in wonderland phenomena are consistent with childhool migraine. Through adolescence, approximately 15-25% of children willl have a migraine headache. Of those, alice in wonderland syndrome is uncommon. ...Read more

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Alice's in wonderland syndrome, does it exist ?

Alice's in wonderland syndrome, does it exist ?

Yes.: Rare but more commonly seen in children and teens. Can be associated with migraines, tumors and medications. It is a temporary problem of perception in which objects may appear larger or smaller, nearer or farther than they actually are. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to deal with my sons alice in wonderland syndrome?

Please help! what is the best way to deal with my sons alice in wonderland syndrome?

Too complicated: This is too complicated of a topic to discuss in this forum. You should discuss this with your child's pediatrician who can give better advice with more information and your specific concerns. This is a link that provides a comprehensive overview of AIWS: http://www.aliceinwonderlandsyndrome.net/ I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is alice in wonderland syndrome (visual distortions before falling asleep) usually considered an atypical migraine or tle? Or is the cause unknown?

Is alice in wonderland syndrome (visual distortions before falling asleep) usually considered an atypical migraine or tle? Or is the cause unknown?

How often?: I'd expect migraines to be less frequent than seizures and seizures probably would be more likely as you drift off to sleep. Does this bother you enough to take another medication everyday? ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more