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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi,i have a son whos 2 years old..off and on he sucks on a pacifire....and he doesnt take naps...but sometimes at night he grabs his head and screams,we're thinking head ache??...or sucking too much on the pacifire??..no naps???
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
User :   what could be the problem?
Doctor :  
what other symptoms does he have?
Doctor :  
since how long is he been using the pacifier?
User :   as a baby no but toddler now off and on all day
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and just a little while ago he yells grabbing his head.
User :   hes asleep now.
Doctor :  
does he eat well? how is his diet?
Doctor :  
what is his current weight ? what was his birth weight?
User :   yes he eats good. 23 pounds
User :   5 pounds @ birth
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
that is fine then
User :   so his head grabbing is jst no naps?
User :   jst tired?
Doctor :  
has this problem happened anytime earlier also? or is this the first time this is happening?
User :   first time '
Doctor :   how many hours does he sleep?
User :   no naps and sleeps through night
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i suggest you to discuss this with his pediatrician,
Doctor :  
he will need to slowly be weaned out of the pacifier
Doctor :  
as sucking on the pacifier
User :   ok
Doctor :  
he might be doing it vigorously which might be ading to something
Doctor :  
like 'hyperventilation' syndrome in which there is excess of carbondioxide washout
Doctor :  
leading to such problems
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