How benign neonatal sleep myoclonus can affect my child?

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.

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Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus does it go away?

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...

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...

When I try to sleep I suddenly shock. What are the causes of sleep myoclonus? Is it dangerous? Happens 15-25 a night

Sleeping issues. 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 serious enough to see any sort of physician or nuerologist?

Sleep myoclonus. This can be very disruptive to person's sleep but also to the bed partner. Treatment is often very helpful. In some situations, removal of a medication or issue that is contributing is all that may be needed. Read more...
Maybe. Sleep myoclonus is an outdated term. Jerking movement during sleep can be caused by periodic limb movements of sleep (plms), sleep apnea, or a neurologic condition. If you don't feel rested by sleep, then it is serious enough to get evaluated by a physician. 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.

Sleep myoclonus. It is generally not important other than it interrupts your sleep. If you have significant fatigue you should ask your primary doctor to try muscle relaxer at bedtime. Do you have a family history of myoclonus? Read more...

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...
Need more info. Do you jerk all night or just when falling asleep? It is normal to jerk when falling asleep. Have you had bloodwork to check for things especially like magnesium ? Potassium ?Do you jerk all night?Does it awaken you? Have you had a sleep study? Sorry, need answers to help. Read more...