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Sleep Myoclonus Children
BNSM: It is a benign condition and once the diagnosis is firmly established, it requires no treatment and generally disappears within the first year of life with only a few reports of it continuing longer into infancy, but not beyond. There are no known permanent complications. A main goal is early diagnosis to prevent unnecessary extensive medical diagnostics that can be expensive/disruptive to family. ...Read more
Very benign: Neonatal sleep myoclonus occurs in infants up to 2- 3 months of age. They grow out of it after that without any residuals or consequences. This seizure like activities may be confused with real seizures. But this clonus occurs only when babies are asleep, and stops jerking movement when you wake them up, and usually all 4 extremities, arms and legs jerk. ...Read more
When I try to sleep I suddenly shock. What are the causes of sleep myoclonus? Is it dangerous? Happens 15-25 a night
You have two things to do:
1: See your primary doctor as soon as you can!
2: Please see a Psychologist to help you calm down.
Should turn out OK - please keep me informed. ...Read more
Is sleep myoclonus safe? Would stretching help/lifting light weights for upper body? Anything I can do to help it, exercise? Mine is due to anxiety.
What are the causes of sleep myoclonus?? should I worry?? because when I try to sleep suddenly I feel like shock and wake up. I did an EEG it was normal.
I have had sleep myoclonus symptoms for over a year now. It first occured 5 months after regularly using lorazepam and 4 days of using snri. Help?
Add dopamine agonist: Ssri and snris both may indirectly reduce Dopamine by serotonin stimulation. This can cause restless legs (rls) this may need to be compensated by a Dopamine agonist such as wellbutrin (bupropion) or Requip or mirapix. Also don't forget to have your iron levels checked as low iron can be cause of RLS which is often confused with myoclonus. ...Read more
5yo child diagnosed with sleep myoclonus, sleep is interrupted, what r essential blood tests required to see wat medical conditions could b causing it?
?????????: Sleep myoclonus is a normal variant seen occasionally. There is no "blood test" to verify or exclude it. The most aggressive investigation that might confirm or exclude it would be a video-EEG with the patients events recorded for clinical review. I would only pursue that if their were concerns for Rholandic epilepsy or similar problem. ...Read more
My 3 yr old has spd & sleep myoclonus he moves all night and is sensory seeking all day. Is one causing the other or are both caused by something else?
Facial grimacing in my sleep. Myoclonus? The grimacing only happens a few times while sleeping. Usually it wakes me up. Possibly of being seizures?
See your PCP: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to a specialist if need be. Your symptom is non-specific and may or may not be serious. It's very difficult to give a good answer without proper history and examination. ...Read more
I have sleep myoclonus but I read about sleep myoclonus it says it is not seizure. But my brain EEG is abnormal. How could it be?
There's no telling: I have sleep myoclonus and for me it is actually pleasant. I am lucky. It may show up on your EEG but not as pathology -- not everything that is different is disease. EEG's change if you as much as look at something nice or hear a joke. If there's actually the suggestion that you need treatment despite feeling well, get a couple of opinions. ...Read more
1 ash leaf spot, 1 cafe au lait spot, sleep myoclonus in 5 year old; how are dermatologic skin lesions related to nerves? Can u please explain?
It's embryology: The embryonic neural tube, which will develop into the brain and spinal cord, induces the formation of a new type of cell superiorly, called neural crest cells. They will become many different cell types, including melanocytes, which make pigment in the skin, as well as an amazing number of others, including neurons of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, So they are related. ...Read more
I have 15-25 sleep myoclonus a night. I heard that jerk before falling asleep is not seizure. My EEG is abnormal. Doctor told me I have partial seizure?
My 5yo daughter is diagnosed with benign sleep myoclonus which is disrupting her sleep at night. Wat is d best treatment for this without side effect.
Can sleep myoclonus make your brain feel like it has a "beat" of its own? Feel pressure/not headache. I worry about prolonged lack of oxygen to brain?
Sleep study???: Have you had a sleep study? A sleep study will help to define what is happening while you sleep as well as determine if your oxygen level is dropping while you sleep. Then, treatment can be prescribed depending on the findings. See your doctor so a sleep study can be arranged. ...Read more
When I try to sleep my muscle feels like shock and move, it wokes me up. I did an EEG it was normal. Could it be myoclonus? Should I worry?
When I try to sleep I get sleep jerk and woke me up. I went to neurologst and told me it's of anxiety. I did EEG and it was normal. Could it be myoclonus?
Sleep myoclonus: This is common and nothing to worry about ...Read more
Seizures caused by stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and urgency. Always accompanied by a myoclonus twitch, what could this be?
I have myclonus which apparently causes me sleep problems. Any suggestions for an OTC sleeping pill?
? cause of myoclonus: While myoclonus can be benign and associated with the transition into sleep it may also signify some other disorder. Have you had a sleep study to define the cause of these abnormal movements? Once determined then a specific treatment can be pursued. You want to make sure this is not restless leg syndrome which would change your treatment. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
What neurological disorders could cause choking/ swallowing trouble usually while drifting off to sleep? Also have parethesia and myoclonic jerks.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, a neurologist, and a sleep medicine specialist can help figure out what is going on if a person has sensations of trouble swallowing while going to sleep. There could be a problem with the nerves controlling muscles in the tongue, throat, esophagus, etc... There could be other disorders (such a swelling, looseness, tumors, etc...) in those parts of the body. ...Read more
What could cause parethesias all over for several months, pain in fingers and toes, dizziness, myoclonic jerks and choking fits while sleeping?
I have unsteady gait for the past 10 months. Mri brain and neck discovered growth within the pineal region. Myoclonic jerks during sleep?
Your treating: Physician would be the best person to answer any concerns you have and what treatment options ate available for you since he would have all the lab results, diagnostic studies on hand. Good luck! ...Read more
My son is 6 he suffers from fatigue, pain, Myoclonic jerks, sleep fragmentation, clumsiness, weakness, geographic tongue, grinding teeth sleeping etc?
Pediatric Neurologis: If possible I would recommend that you see a Pediatric Neurologist that can fully evaluate your son and develop a treatment plan. If this is not possible outside of the States, it may be appropriate for you to come to a Childrens medical center here for a thorough evalution. A diagnosis is a first step, a comprehensive care plan would be the ultimatley goal however. ...Read more
Experiencing myoclonic jerks 1+ yrs awake & asleep- NO other symptoms of neuro disorders, just the jerks. Anxiety suggests symptom of BFS?? worry?
Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep
Could myoclonic jerks be from cervical spine stenosis. Before I fall asleep sometimes I have this jerk and I bite my tongue. Happens like once a month?
Sleep disorder: Classically myoclonic jerks are a type of rare seizure disorder, these are rare in adults. And its true that a lot of seizures happen upon waking or going to sleep. You may have a sleep disorder that explains this better. It would be wise to have a sleep study to be sure and there are treatment for these as well. ...Read more
Brief list: normal jerks on falling asleep, but problem if it awakens (plms). Associated with epilepsy (juvenile myoclonic), spinal cord inflammation (aid's), following hypoxia (lance-adams), organ failure (kidney, liver), metabolic and medication reactions.
Meds that seem to work best here include depakote, keppra, (levetiracetam) and maybe lamictal. Other drugs used in epilepsy, may make worse. ...Read more
Myoclonus worsening and spread from just le to anywhere on body, and occur any time. Cause for progression? Have chronic severe migraines also. Worry?
Get diagnosis: Myoclonus is not caused by migraines, and may represent brain or spinal cord problem, and needs to be assessed and treated. Your asthma medicines could cause tremors, but unlikely to promote myoclonus. Of interest, the drug Depakote might help prevent migraines and control the myoclonus. However, rather key that your doctor uncovers causation asap. ...Read more