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KirstyZ

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  1. Thank you everyone for your replies, Luca came home from school yesterday and told me that the girl who sits next to him in class had told him that he was really rude waving his hands about all over the place and that he should stop being so silly. Luca is a very gentle boy and he always likes to do the right thing so he told me he sat on his hands all afternoon because he didn't want to be rude and silly and then he asked me if I could make it stop. Broke my heart. So I am reading Sheila's book, have an appointment to see an allergist to test for chemical and food allergies and we've started to reduce all of the nasties - colours, preservatives, additives etc, and have started him on magnesium and omega 3 fish oil supps. I hope it helps. It also feels good to share and know that we aren't alone. Thanks everyone Kirsty
  2. Hello Everyone, It has been fairly obvious to me that since about the age of 2 my little boy has had what I used to call 'funny little habits'. His habits or tics as I'll call them now would come for a couple of months and then go away for a month or so to be replaced by a new one. He started with blinking, then shrugging with a head bob backwards, then wiping along both of his arms as if wiping off dust, and now Luca's most recent tic and his strongest has been affecting him almost on a continuous basis for the past 6 months - he lifts his arms up, spreads his fingers and shakes them around (like he's doing jazz hands) it affects him more as it stops him from doing whatever it is he's doing at the time. Along with the movement tics he's always had a soft noise that he makes everytime he breathes out like an "uh" "uh". He's also shown sensitivity to his clothing and socks can really annoy him if they don't feel 'right'. It's hard to figure out his triggers because he can be reading a book quietly and ticcing, or playing a noisy computer game and ticcing, watching TV and ticcing or playing football and I see him out there doing his 'jazz hands'. At the moment he eats like a regular kid and has had no treatment at all. My question is ......... where should I start? What should I do first? I don't know whether to get him allergy tested, or to just eliminate some of the recommended additives or whether to start supplements or whether to do a full failsafe elimination diet. So for anyone who has been on this road, if you could do it again what would you do and where would you begin? Thanks so much for any replies. Kirsty and Luca x
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