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  1. My son was diagonsed with Tourettes in July 2011. He had extremely loud vocal tics, which were very challenging. I would be up every night in tears reading forums, blogs and in search of answers. We have been seeing an integrative doctor for 9 months to try to reduce/minimize tics through diet modification and supplements. For the first time in a very long time, my son's vocal tics have declined by 80% and the tics are not very noticeable. The decrease came 1-2 days after he started taking a GABA chewable supplement. In addition to GABA, my 8 yr old son is also taking magnesium, fi
  2. Did you learn more information about the center for head and facial movement disorder since your original post in 2010? My son is 8yrs old and he has very loud vocal tics. He is on a gluten free, casein free, MSG, AF and color free diet but unfortunately it's not currently making any positive changes. He is also taking fish oil, magnesium/calcium/zinc, vitamin D drop and iron. His tics are frequent and intense. And I'm back on the hunt feverishly trying to see what I can do to help calm his body or reduce the frequency and or intensity. This past week, he ticced for 90 minutes
  3. I have been a lurker for the last 4 months and I wanted to share our experience and give back to the community especially if our approach continues to be successful. Our 8 yr old dear son (DS) had the onset of tics at 5 years old, starting in Kindergarten. TS does not run in our family and we had no idea what was happening. We informed our pediatrician when we first noticed, but was assured that it would go away. Unfortunately, the tics and his behavior got worse as the years progressed. At 7 yrs old, our DS was diagnosed with both TS and ADHD. Up until 2nd grade, the tics were all
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