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Involuntary movements/tics in toddler??

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SoFuckingTired Mon 02-Dec-19 20:56:19

Apologies, as this should probably be in children's health but chat is much busier.

My youngest dc, who is coming upto 2 years old, has been having what I would describe as tics for the past few weeks. They bend one arm towards their head whilst flinging the other out, turn head to side, open mouth and do a prolonged blink. I thought it was a bit odd but then toddlers are odd, aren't they? It definitely seems to be getting more frequent and obvious, so I googled it tonight but apparently tics can start from age 3. As I said, dc is not even 2 yet, so if it isn't tics then what is it? Should I be concerned?

SoFuckingTired Mon 02-Dec-19 23:19:39

Hopeful bump

Dodie66 Mon 02-Dec-19 23:40:15

I would see a GP if I were you

whattodo2019 Mon 02-Dec-19 23:55:45

Are you aware of the relationship between auto immune disease and tics? It's worth reading about. A friend who is a naturopath cured a child i know.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763416304286

Rosebud21 Tue 03-Dec-19 07:34:11

See your GP

chocolateisavegetable Tue 03-Dec-19 11:38:32

Has he had a sore throat recently? Might be worth looking at PANDAS.

DontBiteTheBoobThatFeedsYou Tue 03-Dec-19 13:24:14

Two of mine suffer from tics, eldest diagnosed with Tourette's and it started about 6 years old with him and 4 with my youngest.

I wouldn't be going down the tics line at this point, I would be seeing the GP.

Octopuscrazy Wed 04-Dec-19 10:13:17

It might be a partial seizure. I appreciate it might be difficult, but next time it happens try to video it and go see your gp.

SoFuckingTired Wed 04-Dec-19 10:44:06

Thanks all. Videoed it, went to the GP, sent to hospital. Waiting for appointments for EEG now

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