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Arms and hands of child shakes after waking up. Is it mild seizure? Second opinion required

hi my daughter is 3 1/2 and when we wake her up in the morning or from naps her arms and hands start to shakes (not erratically), and her eyes some times looks in a daze, she does that for about 30 seconds and is fine. It happens almost every time. Her hands sometime start to shakes when she begins to eat. Could this be some type of mild seizure?, and if not should i be worried about it?. Her doctors said its fine, but order a EEG to be done and still waiting on insurances to approve it but i just want a second opinion. Thank You
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Shaking of arms and hans associated with eyes staring looks like a seizure episode.
But seizure episodes will be unpredictable and they wont be produced by voluntary actions like eating.
Some times tremors also will present like this, especially action tremors, they absent in sleeping and usually present when child is doing work with hands.
So child needs examination and if possible video recording of the child during the abnormal movements by a mobile will help the doctor to come to a conclusion.
Any how EEG will rule out most of the types of seizures.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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