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Geniospasm

What is Geniospasm?

Hereditary geniospasm is a movement disorder that causes episodes of involuntary tremors of the chin and lower lip.

 

Hereditary geniospasm is a movement disorder that causes episodes of involuntary tremors of the chin and lower lip.
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Anyone else out there with Geniospasm? Created by Billc603
Last updated 6 May 2017, 04:36 PM

Posted by nellyhen
6 May 2017, 04:36 PM

Hi there, i was an early poster on experience project. I do not have Geniospasm however my Husband (he was adopted so unsure of his family history) and two of my sons do. It became a problem when my first son (now 9) developed teeth and started biting his tongue at night, he eventually grew out of it. My youngest son (19 months) has recently started to wake up crying with a bloody tongue, i have lost count this night how many times i have been woken and tried to comfort my little man, such an awful thing as it is so painful for him! not to mention my lack of sleep which is affecting the whole family too! it can happen every twenty minutes or so then he might get a few hrs sleep before doing it again. Has anyone had this problem and found anything to help? a couple of medical articles linking Geniosppasm and nocturnal tongue biting suggest the tranquilizer Clonazepam. with a looooong list of possible side effects including depression etc i hesitate to suggest it to the Dr and wonder if this is my only option for him. Any suggestions/experiences? 

Look forward to hearing from you.  As for the chin tremors, they dont seem to bother my boys or husband at all really, it is just a unique part of them which i love. My nine yr old calls it his party trick.  Hopefully this side of things remains a non-issue for them through teen years.

Cheers,

nelly

 

 

Posted by Dol
19 Apr 2017, 06:23 AM

Hi,

I took part in a similar site called "experience project", but it has closed. I enjoyed reading all of the peoples' posts who shared their experiences of geniospasm. I see that this geniopspasm community site is quite inactive. Is there a more active site? The condition is rare, but still lots of people worldwide who shared theuir experience on experience project, both negative (sadly many negative) but, like me, also positive. Mainly from the States, but some from Europe too.

I would be intersted in sharing my experience along with many members of my family who also have it, including my nana, mum, aunties and my daughter.

Look forward to hearing from any of you

Cheers

Dol

 

 

 

Posted by Billc603
14 Jun 2014, 09:29 PM

I meet with my neurologist Thursday, for something else. Maybe, I'll mention to him, but he just found out about geniospasm from me.

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