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6 month old started rolling eyes back

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Celinelatrine Thu 19-Feb-09 10:59:57

Hello I'm new here but am desperately searching the net for any similar experiences.

My 6 month old baby boy suddenly started rolling his eyes back in a kind of slow blink with fluttering eyelids. It seems to happen more when he is eating, tired or frustrated.

I went to A&E at the hospital when it first happened as I thought it might be some kind of seizure but they medics say it doesn't fit any seizure pattern as he's aware through the episodes and they are too fleeting. He is otherwise fine and healthy in every way.

Anyone out there experienced anything like this?


FossilSister Thu 19-Feb-09 14:17:54

Hi - this happened to my friend's baby and our GP sent her for a check with specialist. All OK, but they were concerned like you about seizures. It may be worth seeing your GP rather than A and E.

Celinelatrine Thu 19-Feb-09 14:28:18

Thanks for the advice. We have a appointment with our GP tomorrow hoping for a referral.

giraffescantdancethetango Thu 19-Feb-09 14:32:46

When I looked after a wee boy and he had a reflex anoxic seizure his rolled to the back of his head. Doesnt sound exactly the same but might be worth looking at the symptoms just incase you spot any of the others? link Because the paramedics had no idea what had happened and it was only a Dr that told me what had happened - and that was only she asked her more senior Dr for advice. (his parents were away when it happened, so was me that was there)

I have looked after a lot of children though whose eyes roll back when they are tired/falling asleep.

Mum1369 Thu 19-Feb-09 14:39:31

Our friends little boy had this too. He went for all kinds of tests - MRI etc - but all came back absolutely fine & he just grew out of it. At the time someone suggested it might be linked to reflux.

Celinelatrine Thu 19-Feb-09 15:52:55

Thanks it is reassuring to hear of others that were fine.

grammac Sat 07-Nov-09 23:26:19

My healthy, happy 8 month-old Grandson started doing this last week.

In doing some research, I came across Paroxysmal Atonic Upgaze, which is a good description of this.

You can find this by typing it into a Google search.

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