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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
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.

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