night terrors??

my oldest chloe (6) here recently has been sending me into panic mode around sleep hours, ill be sleeping amazingly and them BAM! i hear her going off into her own panic straight outta sleep, she'll jusmp outta bed screaming and running around, i get to her as fast as i can, and she just goes on and on like im not even there pacing back and forth crying and screaming, at this point im trying my hardest to tell her im here everythings fine, whats wrong, and its like im not even there! as i stand there trying to just pull myself together and wake my husband up, we just watch her pacing and how shes acting its as if she isnt aware of where she is ,her movements are as if shes walking around something that isnt there, the worst one so far she acually was running as if something was chasing her. finally i grab her (her eyes are wide open) and yell chloe! she stops looks up at me and her dad and says "what are you guys doing?" i said "um sweetie are you okay?" she replies "bad dream mommy". now i have sleep walkers in my family, and NEVER have they acted like this.. do i call her pediatrition about it?

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Nikki Hicks
    01/29/14
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    01/29/14
    Nikki Hicks
    thank you! ill deff be calling her doctor. :)
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      01/29/14
      Nikki Hicks
      no not that im aware of, its very easy yo tell if something is bothering her, she will come flat out and tell you. lol when i ask her she just tells me bad dreams, but she has a speech problem (so understanding her while shes having these werid fits is impossiable) & she also sees an occupational therepist apon also having to go to a "developmental clinic' next month so docs can test her on things such as adhd, autisum.. ect. but she loves going to her therepists and its only once a week, i couldnt see that stressing her out. maybe ill mention it to here therepists as well...
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        01/29/14
        Tessa
        My daughter had them to. All you can really do is make sure they are safe and comfort them. I got my daughter a dream catcher and explained it to her and it really helped us, whether they really work or if its just psychological it helped her.
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          01/31/14
          My oldest son started to get them when he was around 10 months old. At first it only happened every once in a while, but eventually increased to happening a few times every night. We eventually took him to a sleep specialist to do an overnight study, but they couldn't pinpoint what was causing them. We tried everything from rearranging his bedroom, to adding night lights, sound machines, changing bed time routines - nothing really made any impact. Eventually he started to grow out of them. He still has one about every month or so, but they're significantly better than they used to be. Honestly, I'd say the best thing for you to do is stay calm, and be ready to comfort her when she comes out of it. I know how absolutely scary it can be, but kids bounce back pretty quickly, and it's probably affecting you more than it is her. Make sure there isn't anything around she can get hurt on when she's in a fit (we put a baby gate in my son's room to make sure he couldn't wander out while sleepwalking), and just try to be patient. As far as I was told, most kids grow out of them pretty quickly.
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          Birth: November 25
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          Hello, the name is Mara, but i go by Nikki, I'm a 25 year old SAHM, Married to my high school sweetheart, we've been blessed with 3 beautiful kids, Chloe(6) Michael(4) Myles(2).