Advice Needed for 13 year old which I thought just had tics

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   Posted 12/20/2017 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Good evening,

So My 13 year old daughter has had tics for the last 2 years. She jerks her head to the side. When I looked up tics it says that as long as it doesn't interfere with normal activities that nothing is done so I didn't pursue further with a Neurologist. It is not everyday, it comes and goes. This year they have gotten worse. On 2 occasions in class she chocked on her own saliva and it spilled out of her mouth (sorry for the description). She says she knows its going to come on because it's as though she has water in her ears before it happens. A few weeks ago the tic was not only with her head but her leg was jerking as well and it lasted 4 minutes straight which was pretty frightening. The pediatrician said it sounds more like a seizure then just regular tics. We have an appointment with Neurologist in 3 weeks. Does any one have any symptoms like this? Is there something else I should look for?

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   Posted 12/21/2017 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I happened to see your post in this forum, its a really slow forum. I am very glad to read you have an appt with a neurologist for your daughter. There are so many different type of seizures, however, this is where the neurologist can figure this out. My suggestion is to stop looking up things on the net. It can become too confusing because so many different things overlap each other. If your daughter is diagnosed with seizures stick to places like the Mayo Clinic to learn all you can. I like places like the Mayo because I know their info is correct. There is too much inaccurate info out there.

Good luck & take care.
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   Posted 12/21/2017 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the response.
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