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  1. Thank you for the info. I have a hard time getting my daughter to swallow 3 capsules a day. I don't think I could ever get her to take 14 capsules plus a day. Hopefully the natural calm will be good.
  2. I've been reading through the forums to find out the answer to my question but don't see a specific answer so I thought I would just post my question. My daughter has tourettes and tics.. She's had them for about 3 years now. She has many sometimes and other time few to none. We did great over the summer just on 300mg of mag and 50mg B complex and extra 50mg of B6 with a multi vitamin.. and then also a calcium chew made for kids that was 500mg. however that isn't working to well anymore. Lately she has a tic that is hurting her. She will clench all the muscles in her body tight.. Very tight, constantly all day. So after a while of this her entire body aches. She is so unhappy over it that I feel the need to try and find something else that will help. After reading the forums I've been trying the epsom salt baths (which help short term) and recently ordered the Natural Calm to try. (still waiting for it to be delivered) Crossing my fingers that it will help... BUT..... If that doesn't work I am going to give Bonnie's vitamins a try. I emailed and asked her which plan I should get for my daughter. They recommended the following two items: TS-PLUS CONTROL TS-PLUS EPA/DHA I was just curious about something and maybe those of you who use her plan can help me out. (FINALLY MY QUESTION!! lol) How many total pills do you use per day? I know it depends on weight etc but just an estimate. (daughter is 63 lbs) Do you take them just once a day or many throughout the day? From what I read it seems like you take many vitamin pills several times, but that didn't seem right? My daughter HATES swallowing the pills so I am not sure if I could get her to do this plan if it does require so many pills. Thanks for any insight those of you who take them can give me. OR any new suggestions of things I haven't tried.
  3. Another quick question. With the epsom baths, how much do you add to the tub? I followed the packages directions but was curious if those with tourettes should use more or less? also how many times a week is recommended by those who use it. thanks
  4. Hoping you can help. I just ordered the Natural Calm for kids to try. Should I suppliment a calcium tablet or is milk and other calcium sources enough? Also it says a child age 10 should have approx. 240 mg of mag a day. The serving size says 1/2 tsp is 85mg so I should give 1 1/2 tsp a day? Is that how it goes? Also if I am giving this, should I cut back on the B vitamins I have her on? I give her a multi and an extra B complex to help with stress etc. Thanks
  5. My daughter was diagnosed with tourettes. She developed quite a few tics that caused her a lot of pain and discomfort. After trying the doctors way I researched vitamins and found they work much better and allow her to function without being drugged. Right now I have my daughter on a vitamin regimen of: 300MG of Magnesium (which says: as mag oxide, aspartate, citrat, alpha ketoglutarate, taurinate - what does that mean??) A B-complex 50 and an extra B-6 vitamin I see here on the forum that the magnesium citrate is better? or is it magnesium taurate? Also I should add in calcium at a 2:1 ratio (meaning 2 doses of cal for 1 dose of mag right?) I have been searching vitaminshoppe.com as well as iherb.com and can't seem to decide on what vitamins I should get her. Her tics really have decreased with what I am currently using (see above) but haven't stopped completely overall. So I wanted to see if I could tweak it a bit to find a combination that helped her more. The problem is that she hates HATES taking the big vitamins everyday so I am trying to find something that is strong enough in one or two pills vs taking 3 or more pills at a time. Some of the dosage i've see has the serving size listed as 6 pills etc. And something that comes in an easy to swallow pill vs a chalky large pill. Should I go with a seperate calcium and a seperate mag citrate or a seperate calcium and mag taurate? Or a combo cal-mag? (which one?) I am very confused. I have literally spent well over an hour on the vitamin websites and can't decide what to do. Can someone who orders vitamins tell me what would be the best choice. (specific brand - amount of MG etc.) I don't want to order something that will be worse. (her weight is about 65-70 lbs if that helps) Thank you for any help
  6. I did a search for Integrative Doctor's in the biggest city near where I live. I found that a major hosiptal has a group of doctors (practice) that deal with alternative methods of healing. They find ways of working with vitamins, diet, exercise, etc to deal with lots of issues. They are all MD's who have gone beyond that to specialize in alternative treatments. They don't particularly deal with TS but with all medical issues that people are looking for other alternatives to medication. So I made her an appt there. I am wondering if I did the right thing, or if I should stick with the docs that just specialize in TS?
  7. I was just curious about the medications for information. I guess just to learn about them in case it ever got to that point with her. I don't want her to be on medication either. I want to try the vitamin route and see if that helps her. She hates her tics and having them has really changed her personality wise, so if the vitamins could help that would be wonderful. I am still researching them as its very confusing to know what to give her. I was even going to order bonnies plan since it was all put together but knowing which of her pills combos to order is also confusing so I am still figuring that out. I did want to consult with a doctor who deals with this, just to get a lot of questions answered etc.. I just didn't know which type of doctor would be the best to start with. thanks How do I find a doctor like this in my area? I've tried the links provided but I can't find anything about it specifically. thanks
  8. I want to take my daughter to a doctor who is familiar with TS. I contacted the TS assoc. and they mailed me a list of doctors in my state that deal with TS. Some are regular MD's some are Psyc. some are Neuro- Psyc. and some are regular Neuro. I am not sure which I should contact. Also, those who have used prescription medication for tics, Is there any kinds that most of you have found should be avoided, or some medications that are better then others, when it comes to control and less side effects etc. I am just curious. If we ever did decide to take the medication route to try, I just wanted some opinions from others who have used them. thanks
  9. Those of you who use vitamins ..etc... for tics.. Do you find it easier to order them from bonnie's site or do you go to the vitamin store and buy them individually? I am gathering if you look at the list of ingredients on bonnie's vitamins that is how you know what to buy at the vitamin store. yes or no?? Also, with there being so many pills, what do you find is the easiest way to get your child to take them? and lastly, what is the estimated cost you spend per month on this? Thanks for any information, I am getting ready to start this type of treatment with my own child and just had a few questions.
  10. I am new to the boards. Well new to posting to the boards. Not reading. I have a 10 yr old girl who was diagnosed with tourettes. She had mild tics from somewhere in between the ages of 7 and 8 although the more I read about tourettes the more I can remember things she did when she was younger that lead me to believe she was showing signs eariler we just didn't know it was that. I guess she has a more mild case of it. She seems to always have at least one or two tics going but many of them are mild and not very noticible. She does have a few that are highly noticible so I sort of hold my breath when she is going through them. Luckily hers seem to die down and switch up every few weeks. I have been reading about giving kids with tourettes a good natural multi vitiman and supplementing with Turine. I have searched and read over the posts here at lalitudes regarding these vitamins but can seem to find any specific information on what the safe does are for kids regarding the turine only.. The exact milligrams etc. Also she is taking Strattera which is a non stimulant medication that helps ADD. I was also wondering where I could find information as to whether or not its safe to take extra vitamins and minerals with strattera or if there are any problems with that. Can anyone recommend any websites that would offer me more information? I have tried the womans site who sells the vitamins (bonnie ) but I don't really want to give my daughter such combinations of vitamins and minerals right now.I want to start off small and work up since sometimes she has reactions to things. Most websites I have found offer vitamin information for every ailment there is except tourettes. Are there any vitamin sites that offer info on tourettes? I was thinking of just starting on the multi vitamin and then adding in the Taurine for now. The multi will have the magnesium and calcium and zinc in it which I have read are good to take with the Taurine.. That leads to another question. Is there are websites or information as to WHY you need to take the taurine with the other things? I can't seem to find the information regarding safe dosage amounts for kids concerning the vitamins and whether or not its safe with strattera.. I've tried asking the doctor but he isn't sure and says he needs to do research on that. Which just means TIME... I'd rather try to find out on my own. Thanks for any help (I tried to bold the specific questions I had - Hope that helps whoever is reading this - Thanks) mommy2three
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