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  1. No she hasn't been ill, they did a throat swab at the pediatricians office the other day although I didn't know why at the time, I guess now I do. The only thing that she has always done that worried me is the throat clearing and grunting and she also licked her lips a lot (to the point of chapping them horribly) and counted everything...she also pays very close attention to patterns in things and lets you know it. But another thing is, I thought all of this was brought on because she is always very worried about everything...she is a perfectionist so even the slightest disturbance in her ordinary life and she's breaks down..I thought she was just overly stressed or something.
  2. Hi, I'm new here so I hope I am posting this in the right place.. My daughter has always has a "throat clearing" problem and grunting type noise issue since she was a baby, we were first told it was due to a cyst and would stop when the cyst went away, well the cyst went away but throat clearing and grunting continued so we were then told to ignore it and it would go away, so we have, for years..during dinner etc..she even had an issue with her teacher last yr getting mad at her for it and telling her that she was doing it on purpose. Anyway a while back (1-2 months maybe) she started stomach contractions that she says "it does it by itself"...last week she came home from school extremely upset because she started jerking and couldn't stop..she's still jerking face tensing up head jerking back arms moving up..so I made her an appointment. The Dr. talked with us for a while she talked about how her bladder does the jerking inside her too and that her stomach feels like a cold chill until she jerks..the Dr. observed her at first talking about her favorite shows etc. as we discussed her tics she got worse..anyway we have an appointment December 8th to see a Pediatric Neurologist to see what is going on but her pediatrician says it is some sort of tic disorder...I'm so worried for her, the tics are almost non stop now and she's getting really frustrated that she can't stop them. She is reading 2 grades above her level now, has no problems in school..has never had anything but outstanding on her report card..how can this happen? Does this sound like something that would happen? I mean how could she go from grunting and throat clearing to full on jerking etc over night? Thanks for any help you can offer me...I'm so worried and upset for her.
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