Twin to Twin syndrome (feeling what the other feels)...........

Alice - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

4

17

0

I am wondering if anyone has experienced anything along the lines of the "twin to twin" syndrome that is often spoken of. Where one twin feels the other twins pain, or when 1 is ill the other has the same symptoms, they cannot be apart for long, etc???? I have a set of twins that are 2 1/2 years old (boy and girl). I have noticed (as have others) that they cannot be apart for very long without going through "withdrawal type" symptoms. Also, they usually end up with the same symptoms at the same time with illnesses. They seem to know when the other is hurt. They are NOT identical so, I was wondering if anyone else with fraternal twins has seen any of this or dealt with it. If so, does it get more intense, or does it start slacking off at some point?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Caron Lesley - posted on 09/06/2012

1

0

0

i am a twin not identical i have a twin brother who is very ill with cancer and die ing ? he has lung cancer , ive been with him every step of the way and every time he has a bad turn i have a bad turn , which is why i am so scared at the moment , when he went to hospital and had his blow test i was in the waiting room and i was that bad with my breathing i could not catch my breath the nurses had to get me a drink of water every one in waiting room must have thought i was the one with the problem ? and the other week my sister was in my house and i was in an awfull staight and could not breath ? i said to her david must be bad ? while chocking i had three missed calls on phone ? when i rang back he was that bad i had to take him hospital ? so when he tired and sleepy so am i ? when his lungs callasped i also was so ill and then i got a call telling me he had to be resusatated ? so this twin is realy scared ? its hard to explain it people think i am crazy but i know i am not just very scared how will i be when he dies ? xx oh i am 52

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

9 Comments

View replies by

Donna-louise - posted on 03/11/2014

3

20

0

Jessica I have no doubt in my mind you will feel your sisters pain. It will be like a heavy period pain but will be a dull ach for a while I had this a knew right away my sister was in labour and she did with me to. Very strange but we get use to it now and our husbands are to and our children lol.

Donna-louise - posted on 03/11/2014

3

20

0

I am a identical twin both girls. My sister is really suffering at the moment she has had radium treatment on her thyroid gland and has been really poorly.i have had headache felt sick sore throat. It's the weird feeling but I have all her symptoms. I can image how she feel because I feel the same. People don't understand but our older sister has witnessed it. My twin was in hospital and my older sister and I where visiting her and was asked to leave as doctor needed to sort her out and we went in to another room and I had this burning feeling in my leg and it really hurt not for long but it hurt. Went back in room with my twin and my older sister said did u have an injection in your leg and in fact she did that's where my pain was coming from.
Not nice sometime soon but I always know when she is not well I end up texting her in middle of night if I wake up with awful feeling and it's normally her feeling unwell.

Belinda - posted on 02/16/2013

1

0

0

Hello I am a same gender Faternal twin. Yes we do feel each others pain some times. Why? I don't know. When we were small we could not be apart for long periods of time.
I don't think this was our fault nor a huge mystery. Why?
1) were we in the womb togehter
2) parents usually name the kids the same/dress them the same
3) make a huge deal over the event of twins and show you off together
4) they set you up to be together ALL the time to feed into the articles they read etc.

WE can be apart and need this to grow into our OWN INDIVIDUAL PERSON. I am just saying :)

Jessica - posted on 11/26/2012

1

0

0

Me and my sister are twins (not identical). We are 18 and she is pregnant with her first child. Weird thing about it is, before we found out she was pregnant, I was having morning sickness along with her. I took pregnancy tests but they came out negative and I couldn't understand what was going on until she told me. We could also feel when something bad was happening to the other one. One weekend, I flipped a truck several times and ended up hitting a tree and was sent to the hospital. My twin sister knew something was wrong before anyone told her. When one of us is upset, the other one can feel the same feeling. When she left home, I went into a depression mood, like part of me was gone. It's pretty weird. I was told by a set of twins, that now that she's pregnant, I might have "labor pains" and "grow" as she does. (hope not!). but yeah, twins have that twin to twin connection.

Catherine - posted on 05/15/2010

20

6

1

My b/g twins are 20 weeks old and they do some of this. When one is crying and not getting my attention fast enough the other will start crying if it lasts too long. As soon as I or daddy give attention to the first one the second one stops crying. At their 4 month shots the first one cried naturally. But then when the second one got her shots the 1st one started crying again. I think they understand each others cries.

Crystal - posted on 05/14/2010

61

91

5

My Year old twins do this also...though it is usually just the painful things they share...shots, bumps etc. Once in a while no matter what room they are in if one is being say tickled or played with the other that is in a seperate room will start to laugh along with her sister...but that is rare.

Belinda - posted on 05/14/2010

2

12

0

My fraternal 9 yr olds used to feel when each other were getting their infant injections,i used to take them into the room one at a time and was always amazed when i could hear the one outside crying as soon as the needle went into her sisters arm. They both had problems with tonsils and adenoids and both had them removed at seperate times. The one who was at home fell asleep when the other was put under aneasthetic and woke up at the same time with a sore throat. Now they are older they do not seem to feel each others pain literally but always seem to know when the other is hurting,either physically or emotionally. It is quiet strange as they are chalk and cheese,one dark hair, stockybuild, very clever at school, emotional and so loving and caring.The other very blonde, small and thin, excellent sports player, cheeky and if its not bothering her its not a problem. I parted my girls in grade 2 as i found the quieter one was not speaking for herself but letting her sister do it.two yrs on and it has done wonders for the quieter one giving her a lot more confidence. Hope this has helped in some small way

Jessi - posted on 05/14/2010

75

58

3

my twins are 4 months and i have also noticed little things like this one big thing was the other night my son started choking in his swing by the time i got to him my daughter was screaming once i got him breathing again and somewhat calm i realisedshe was STILL crying i had to pick her up and hold them both so she could see him as soon as i did she grabbed his hand and stopped crying and they just stared at eachother silently for about ten mins it was an amazing moment for me to see this unfold esp since she could not see him at all when he started choking it was like she just knew something was wrong and was trying to tell me since he couldnt. it was amazing to me

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms