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5 year old daughter complains of a tickle in her belly, and

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5 year old daughter complains of a tickle in her belly, and extremities multiple times a day. Dr. called it shuddering. We need more answers
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
I am sorry for your symptoms.

Can you write in details?

Since when does she have these symptoms?

Does she lose consciousness during the episode?

Did doctor prescribe any medicine?

Does she have any other symptoms or past illness?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. diagnosed as "Shuddering". No medicine. Says it will go away.
Has been occurring when she was 4 years old beginning in Feb 2015. She is now 5.
Symptoms occur multiple times during a day.
She does not lose consciousness
It does not appear painful, although her breathing appears to be affected. It sounds like butterflies in her stomach however it affects her whole body.
No other issues we are aware of. Have had allergy tests, had a pulmonologist look at her as well. My wife thinks it is like "paresthesia" or is as close as we can match with the symptoms.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.

Shuddering attack is a benign condition sometimes found in early childhood.

As she was examined by different specialists, did not find any other abnormality, you should not worry.

It will subside by its own.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

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Wish her healthy life.