Night Terrors???

Angie - posted on 08/30/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I think my 19 mon old daughter had a night terror last night, she woke up screaming, and thrashing around. I went to go hold her and its like she didnt know who I was, and she arched her back trying to get out of my arms. It lasted for about an hour. Does this sound like a night terror? And are there any other parents out there who maybe going through this too? What should I do?

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Jessica - posted on 09/10/2010

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My little girl is going through the same thing. She just starts screaming bloody murder and has even gotten out of her toddler bed freaking out. I of course go in there and try to comfort her but it also takes me about an hour to get her calmed back down. She also looks confused when it happens and Im not sure that she is even fully awake when it happens. I cant tell you anything to help you cuz we havent figured it out but didnt want you to think you were alone. Hope it gets better.

Vanessa - posted on 08/31/2010

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my little lad as woken up several times past few months screaming, not wanting comfort or anything, so i just put him back down and he drifts back after about 5 mins, it probably is just a bad dream, nothing to serious

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Ashley - posted on 09/10/2010

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my son Dylan is also 19 months old and he experiences the exact same thing sometimes but a couple months ago when it started it whent on for like 3 nights in a row so i asked his doctor and we sat down and she told me tht there was a 95 percent chance that it was night terrors even though they usually start when there a little older like maybey 2 but isnt uncommon in children his age and it can be caused very easily mostly by stress like the atmosphere theree in before falling asleep can cause them so she suggested a nice calm bath and maybey a story and turn the lights off and just get them nice and relaxed i have kept that in mind and it hasnt happend but maybey 2 times since and no where near as bad so i really hopes this can help you :)

Angy - posted on 09/10/2010

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HI everyone... My daughter did that at the age of 8. There isa such thing as night terrors.... I took my girl to the doc to find out....
Solution to it is:::::
find out what is terrifying them. it could be as simple as something they seen on tv, movie, or even on the computer.... What triggered my daughters was her dad...(long story heres the short version) Daughters dad doesnt give a rats...a$$ about here. She would see him or he would talk to her and shed get the night terrors. B est thing to do is make sure they are okay.... wake them up or talk to them in asoft voice and say its only me.... dont yell at them though..... Maybe ask them in the morning what is going on. The older they get the more it can get fustrating...

Good luck alll

Ellie - posted on 09/09/2010

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My son has been doing the same. Waking the same time everynight screaming he wont let me pick him up and thrashes around he even sometimes hits me :( they also last about 30min - 1 hour.

Angie - posted on 09/07/2010

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Shes been waking up at the same time every night doing the same thing crying screaming, not wanting soothing and it last about 30 min to 1 hr.....I just wish she would sleep well, I hate to see her go through this.

Jessica - posted on 09/06/2010

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My son has done the exact same thing recently. I chalked it up to a bad dream.

Sarah - posted on 09/05/2010

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i never realised that these were night terrors, but my son does the exact same thing sometimes.

Kelsie - posted on 09/04/2010

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my daughter did this before, and i put dream catchers in her room and she has'nt had that happen ever since.

Chantale - posted on 08/31/2010

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My son experienced almost the exact same thing the other night. Though he didn't thrash while I was holding him but he did continue to scream for dear life! No matter what I did or what room of the house I went to he kept screaming :-( When I turned the light on to give him some tylenol 1/2 hr into it his eyes would barely open as if he was still sleeping the whole time I had it on (so not as though they were just adjusting to the light) eventually, he fell asleep but wow, it was intense. I'm anxious to read everyone's comments as well and happy i'm not the only one to experience it!

Angie - posted on 08/31/2010

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Her eyes were open but she looked terrifed, I dont think she was in pain, she occassionally wakes up with gas pains but its a totally different scene, but ya never know I guess. Im gonna feel it out I think and see if it happenes again and then take her to the doc.

Angel - posted on 08/31/2010

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Was she actually awake when you went in to her??? I think with night terrors they are still asleep....hmmm, could she have been in pain??

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