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odd behaviour from DS1

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sphil Sat 24-Feb-07 19:59:26

Sorry - this will take a while to explain. A week ago DS1 started telling me he had 'fuzzy lines' in his vision. He says he's always had them but over the last week he described them a number of times, in exactly the same way each time. I took him to the optician today and she could find absolutely nothing wrong. She took me aside at the end and implied strongly that she thought he was making it up - she was v nice about it and said it's quite common.

Then two days ago he started a strange facial movement - sort of dropping his chin to his chest by opening his mouth and rubbing his chin against his chest. He's obviously not aware he's doing it as he looked very puzzled when I questioned him. This has got more and more frequent - today he's doing it once very 20 secs or so. I checked last night but he didn't do it in his sleep.

We're moving in a few weeks and I wondered if both these things could be stress related. He's also been quite stroppy at home (v unusual), reluctant to go to school and switched off in class. He's always had some odd body movements at times - a sort of twitchy dancing - but this has got much worse recently. He's fidgeting all the time - couldn't sit still at all in the opticians room.

DS1 has no diagnosis of SN, but has dyspraxic and a few Aspergers traits. Some of these have become much more marked in the last two weeks.So I wondered whether his behaviour could be down to the impending move, or be a symptom of his SN, which may be becoming more obvious with age - or both!

mooshy Sat 24-Feb-07 20:26:03

I really think you should write it all down and go see your gp.
Some of the things you have said can be a type of epilepsy.
My dd1 had petite mal seizures.
many people associate epilepsy with the person literally lying down having a fit, but there are many many types.
dd used to lip smack and repeatedly jerk her arm prior to becoming dazed for a few seconds.I just thought she was being vacant until it became worse and it turned out she was having little seizures.
Anyway please dont let me scare you the main thing is you need to see your gp.
Moving house is a sensitive enough issue for any child so i would suggest lots of sleep and reassurrance and cuddles {for both of you } x

totaleclipse Sat 24-Feb-07 20:38:09

How old is your ds, my ds is 6 and has suspected Aspergers Syndrome, his paediatrician told me alot of the time aspergers traits really show themselves between the ages of 7 - 9.

sphil Sat 24-Feb-07 20:52:53

He's 6 in June. I've heard this too, Totaleclipse.

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