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My 7 ys old son woke up in the middle of the night hearing noises/voices

My 7 year old son woke up in the middle of the night and heard mommy, daddy and his sister's name being called so he got up and went to look outside his bedroom door to see but no one was there.  He went back to bed but couldn't go back to sleep because he was a scared and started hearing noises (voices).  He said that his eyes started going in circles and couldn't stop.  I told him he might fell back to sleep possibly dreaming but  he said he was wide awake.  A couple of weeks ago, he developed a tic (as per his pediatrician), his eyes were constantly either blinking fast or rolling side to side uncontrollably, he has to shake his head to make his eyes stop.  I am concerned if this is something neurological and not sure what to do.  I don't know if I should wait to see if this "episode" happens again.  Has anyone experienced this with their child or children and do you have any suggestions.  Please help!  
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This sounds like it could be a seizure.  If so, your son needs medical attention immediately.
973741 tn?1342342773
Hi there.  The eyes side to side is concerning and I would have him evaluated by a neurologist.  Tics do often come in the form of eye blinking and a common childhood seizure type is actually a blank stare.  But you are best to rule out seizures.

My son has occasionally had tics off and on related to a finger movement he has done and a vocal tic.  They are related to anxiety.  We haven't sought professional help as I have a background that has allowed me to work with him myself and overcome things (being  mindful that if I see an escalation or issue that I don't feel is within the boundary that I'm comfortable with, I'll definitely take him to a psychologist).  We've worked on his anxiety and confidence which has helped him with tics.

I wish you the very best of luck.  
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Thank you, I will look into that.
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Thank you for taking the time to read and response to my post.  I will definitely look into getting him to a neurologist.  I am keeping a close eye on this "tic" or whatever it is...I am praying that it is only a tic and nothing serious brewing.  Thank you again.
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