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My 5 year old son wakes up at night shaking

by Carol
(San Bernardino, CA)

I'm really puzzled by his sleep disorder, the first times he woke up throwing up and shaking, now he just wakes up and he heaves and moans shaking like he was having a seizure, but he is alert...

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Nov 20, 2010
look up seizures
by: Anonymous

he may be having a seizure. There are many different types of seizures, my daughter has asnwered questions with a simple "uh hu" and even walked to me while having a seizure. Talk to a Dr.

Feb 04, 2011
Seizures
by: Anonymous

I have been dealing with the same types of behavior in my 6 year old and everything points toward seizures so please talk with a physician if you haven't already and really push further for answers if pediatrician doesn't seem too concerned.

Jun 16, 2011
Shaking Son
by: Christie

My Son started this as well at about 4. He is now 9. Turns out he has Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Now he has had a couple episodes of waking terrified, somewhat coherent, shallow breathing, asking for help and saying he feels bad. Not sure what is going on now. Good luck to you.

Sep 30, 2012
My five year old just woke up shaking,gasping for air
by: Anonymous

Thank God I found this. I just ran to my five year old. She was somewhat coherant but shaking like crazy and saying she was freezing. No fever or any other symptoms but was gasping for air. I have 6 kids and I have never seen this from any of them. I have never been so scared! So relieved to have found your posts,thank you, I am going to take her in tomorrow, seems like a seizure of some kind.

Sep 16, 2014
Child wakes shivering and throws up and is uranating frequently this happens every week lately NEW
by: Anonymous

My son is waking shivering,throws up and uranating frequently also says he feels bad and weak. He also is taking very deep breaths during this episode. Does anyone else have this problem. He has been through through a upper g-i and every thing looked good. Now he is wearing a heart monitor and they said so far there is nothing showing any abnormal beat.

Sep 16, 2014
Child wakes shivering and throws up and is uranating frequently this happens every week lately NEW
by: Anonymous

My son is waking shivering,throws up and uranating frequently also says he feels bad and weak. He also is taking very deep breaths during this episode. Does anyone else have this problem. He has been through through a upper g-i and every thing looked good. Now he is wearing a heart monitor and they said so far there is nothing showing any abnormal beat.

Nov 27, 2014
Urgent NEW
by: Anonymous

My 7 years old son,just wake up shaking,and nervous,making strange voices,and not responding when i called him more then seven times ,to get him down from his bed ,i held him for more then five minutes,not understanding what is happing with him cause he wasnt answering,then he calmed down and fall in sleep.how dangerous could his condition be. Ps:my sister is epileptic

Sep 13, 2015
4 year old shivering in his sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

My son is nearly y.has started to wake shivering,like he is cold,he is neither cold or feverish.after that he will frantically scratchhis legs,then maybe his head,thenrub eyes.not making much noise,eyes open,wont respond or wame up.after this he is sick.they have found nothing wrong at hospital so far?any ideas would be great

Nov 18, 2015
5 year old shivering NEW
by: Anonymous

just ran to my five year old. She was somewhat coherant but shaking like crazy and saying she was freezing. No fever or any other symptoms but

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Feb 28, 2016
Concerned about my 3 year old NEW
by: Anonymous

My 3 year old wakes up crying a pitiful cry and is shaking all over,she is never fully awake comforting her does not help, she lives in a very loving environment, she is a happy child and I can't think of any reason this would be happening. Any idea'so would be appreciated.

Aug 19, 2016
6 year old daughter NEW
by: Anonymous

Wakes up shaking like she's freezing. Hands and feet are cold, but no fever. No other symptoms. The only other thing I have noticed is that when I ask her questions she doesn't answer very well, and she'll turn her head looking side to side. Episode last 15 or so minutes. After when I've asked her why shw was moving her head she says because she was a little scared and didn't know what was going on.

Sep 12, 2016
Drenched in Sweat and Shaking NEW
by: Anonymous

My six year old wakes up, generally in the first two hours from the time he falls asleep, drenched in sweat, shaking/shivering and seems awake but not on this plain. Any ideas what it is? It happens about 3 times a week and seems to be getting worse. I read that this can happen because their central nervous system is developing . I'm wondering if it is some sort of seizure.

Sep 20, 2016
Shaking episodes NEW
by: Gemma

Hi I have a son of 6 who wakes up shaking and can seem very fearful, these episodes have been getting worse!! He was diagnosed with epilepsy 1.5 years ago but the diagnosis was taken away!! Then all the episodes stopped but he's had more in the past 3 weeks than he's did when he was diagnosed for two years! He doesn't seem on this plain when he's having them but is able to walk to me sometimes! He started at 9 months old!! He also has asd global delay challenging behaviour and abnormal eegs x also I forgot to add that whilst falling asleep he's always flinched and these episodes too happen just after falling asleep!! I'm so frustrated as we've been in and out of hospital they're not taking me seriously!! We've just come out of hospital today!!

Jan 12, 2017
My 15 yr old son wakes shaking NEW
by: Anonymous

My 15Year old son woke up shaking uncontrollably. I didn't know what to do, he Layed next to me. I covered him up in lots of blankets and cried...quietly. I don't know what to do still. He has exams at school, he cant miss. I'm scared this might happen frequently. I don't like hospitals.

Jan 21, 2017
Maybe low blood sugar NEW
by: Anonymous

I have two sons who would wake up shaking in the morning. They would often be weak and their faces would be pale and they were nauseous. I have found that if they poorly the day or night before, that they wake with low blood sugar. I now keep bananas on hand for every morning. Little juice boxes are also wonderful to keep on hand. When a child is dehydrated their potassium levels are low. Low blood sugar can make one feel shaky and nauseous. Dehydration can do the same. Little children often run around and burn off the food they eat quickly. I have found that a banana and a juice or water quickly helps to bounce them back to their normal well being. Hope this helps, God bless you and your children.

Jan 21, 2017
Maybe low blood sugar NEW
by: Anonymous

I have two sons who would wake up shaking in the morning. They would often be weak and their faces would be pale and they were nauseous. I have found that if they poorly the day or night before, that they wake with low blood sugar. I now keep bananas on hand for every morning. Little juice boxes are also wonderful to keep on hand. When a child is dehydrated their potassium levels are low. Low blood sugar can make one feel shaky and nauseous. Dehydration can do the same. Little children often run around and burn off the food they eat quickly. I have found that a banana and a juice or water quickly helps to bounce them back to their normal well being. Hope this helps, God bless you and your children.

Sep 14, 2017
my four old son is asleep when shaking NEW
by: mr and mrs tough

he is aware of this I only know this as he told my uncle and the doctor receptionist and the doctor what cheaked him over yesterday said hositalp amd they will cheak him with an over the night stay am worrys ave to video him sleeping but he share a room with his 17 year old sister as I have 6 kids and four my other boys share room one is autistic so am up with him 99 percent of the nite and then my daughter watches my 4 as my other four kids are 9autistic 11 and 13 and 15 so my home is always busy and never quiet

Sep 17, 2017
My son wakes up screening and shaking NEW
by: Anonymous

So my son is 2 and has been waking up through out the night screaming crying shakn n very thirsty and somewhat outa it...i try to talk to him but he doesnt respond his eyes look lik weird. He just lays back down but stays cryn idk whats wrong n im concerned

Nov 23, 2017
Any results? NEW
by: Amy

My son does this too, did you ever find out what it was?

Jan 21, 2018
Shaking, doesn't remember next day NEW
by: Anonymous

This is happening to my 6 year old. He wakes up shaking, upset, almost sleep walking b/c he doesn't respond and doesn't remember it the next day. It has happened several times and I'm concerned. Another thing to check, is psychomotor activity (someone mentioned above that their relative is epileptic.). My husband was treated for it when he was a child for sleepwalking. This is an upsetting thing and I sympathize with you all.

Feb 13, 2018
My son NEW
by: Anonymous

My son is 4 years old he doesnt throw up he just wakes up scared like terrified scared and pointing at something that's not there he wakes up shivering and he cries like if he was having a nightmare but it's still worries me what can this he

Mar 31, 2018
My son is shaking at sleep NEW
by: Hasn

My 5 years old son wakes up but looks half asleep shaking saying it’s cold. Some time he pees on his pants, can not answer the question, his eyes are half open.i am really worried pleas give me any suggestions .

Apr 03, 2018
My 5 year old brother does the same too, he wakes up at night shaking and groaning like a little idiot so i keep pushing his head down and spraying water on his annoying face... NEW
by: Anonymous

... Read up ^^^

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