This post comes out of a recent comment I received:”Have your issues with (startle reflex) remained pretty steady, or do you notice fluctuations?” I thought that my answer would probably be too in depth to simply call for a response. I would first like to explain something before I actually answer the question. It is my understanding that the technical term for the above mentioned startle reflex is actually moro reflex, I use both terms interchangeably on this blog.
Now: to answer your question. Certainly this moro reflex is not something I have never lost, nor will I ever lose. But, I guess it is something I have learned to cope with as it is a part of cerebral palsy . remember that in reading this that cerebral palsy and moro reflex is all that i have ever known. moro reflex is one of those things that never left me since birth, it is just a part of me. I am not sure I can clearly answer that part about if it fluctuates as one thing I have learned about my life with cerebral palsy is that every day is different. I think something everyone needs to remember: is that cerebral palsy impacts each person differently. Therefore, I would assume than that everyone’s body then have different triggers for startle reflex. So to answer your question: The moro reflex will always be a part of me but I have better days then others both with issues of spasticity and startle reflex. startle reflex has to be one of the most annoying parts of life with cerebral palsy.