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  1. We have all been in your place. I think the onset of tics has to be the most stressful time in our lives due to the fear. I'm 6 years in with my son and all is good. His tics started when he was about 5 with hard eye blinking, but it was at 7 that it errupted with multiple motor tics and vocal. Highly likely you just have a motor tic and I do see these regularly in lots of kids, so no need to stress just yet. If you haven't picked up Sheila's book yet, then I highly recommend it. For my son his triggers were chemicals and high levels of aluminium in his body. Since we have tried ou
  2. Make sure you read Sheilas book at the top of the page, it will really help guide you through the investigation process. Also you need to spend time working through older posts on this forum and the pinned posts at the top are very helpful. For every child the triggers are going to be different. For many it is diet related, for my son it is primarily chemical sensitivity that sets off the tics. He also had toxic levels of aluminium in his system that we had to detox out of him, Sheila has a quote about the kids "have something in their body that they do not need, or something they need tha
  3. I'm so feeling for you right now. Try not to think about worse case scenarios right now, and your in the right place to get the best knowledge. ACN was life changing for me and I strongly believe my son's improvement was because of what I've learnt in here and through reading Sheila's book. Your right, your Pediatrician is unlikely to be of any help, but its great that your seeing a naturopath and allergist, they are more than likely to be the game changers. PANS/PANDAs may definitely be possibility so learn all you can to rule it in or out. I didn't think we had a genetic link to T
  4. The arrival of tics is the most difficult time and everything you read is likely to lead you to worse case scenario. I have a 9 year old who has had TS since he was 7, and just recently his 8 year old brother has developed a vocal tic. Make sure you grab a copy of Sheila Rogers book, I think everyone should start there. From my experience, my son's tics are caused from environmental factors. Heavy metal toxicity was definitely a factor and once the aluminium was completely removed from his system he has improved significantly. We made sure his nutrients were balanced and then started i
  5. Your getting close to the 12 month mark, and it is possible that you son has just the motor tics, doesn't sound like any verbals such as clearing the throat or various other sounds have presented yet. Regardless if it is motor tics or TS, I think a good place to start is with full blood work to check for any deficiencies and heavy metal hair testing. Getting their bodies in balance then gives you a good starting point. If you haven't read Sheila's book yet, then I recommend you read it, as it will help you work through the many possibility that could be your son's triggers. It is based on
  6. Ted, You will have to spend time reading the pinned posts in this thread, it will start you on the path of exploration. Sheila Rogers book was my lifesaver, not only did it give me hope with people's stories, but also tells you all possible clue's to start looking for the triggers. All kids with TS will be different, some it's food, some it environmental factors, you have to be willing to explore everything. For my son, he was toxic in Aluminium (yes lots of kids with TS have heavy metal toxicity issues) and predominately chemical sensitivity. I think we were lucky as the changes I
  7. Barbara That is such good news, I don't know where any of us would be if not for Latitude and Sheila, it was the best thing to ever happen for my son. When his tic erupted, it was such a difficult time for all of us and the medical profession and Tourettes Association here in Australia was of no use. I'm just thankful I found this site as it changed all our lives. Now I look back and I'm thankful for the TS, because now I have learned so much, have made many changes and we are certainly on a different path in life. Like you my son's tics are fairly non existent, still there from time to
  8. Sandra, Yes my son had toxic levels of aluminium that he could not cleans from his body. I have heard of various heavy metals in kids with TS, they must lack the ability to detox effectively and it builds up. However my son is now clear, we had him on Chelatox for about 18 months, slowly taking it out which is much safer to do otherwise it is free to roam in the body causing other harm. I also used Epsom Salt baths on a regular basis. Heavy metals also means you daughter is likely to be low on other nutrients in the body as the heavy metals will interfere with their absorption. My son'
  9. With the TV, you might like to try putting a Himalayan Salt Lamp in the room. Depends if it's the ions or flickering lights that are the trigger for your child, but the salt lamps turn the negative ions from electronic equipment and positively charge them. Here is a link to perhaps look at. Just worth a thought http://products.mercola.com/himalayan-salt/himalayan-salt-lamps.htm
  10. Try and find a biomedical or integrative doctors, they really try and find the route cause and not just treat the symptoms. Naturopaths are also a good place to start. My DS started with the hard blinking as well. I hated the head jerking phase. Definitely read Shiela's book recommended above. Other things to look at is heavy metal toxicity (tested through a hair sample). Have hope that lots of us with kids with TS do get significant improvement through natural treatment. My DS gets triggered off by certain chemicals in his food and particularly in the environment, but for the most part
  11. Just on what you have put up, have you ever worked with a Naturopath or Environmental/Integrated Doctors. It's important to find help from other that can help to direct you. You mentioned fragrance free, but are they chemical free products. How about your diet, although gluten free, do you eat any other processed foods? Sounds like you are starting to explore triggers but have not found what works for you yet. Don't get discouraged, you probably still have a long way to go to finding what works for you. Please don't give up, keep looking, follow the advice on this forum and read Sheil
  12. A good place to start is with a full blood test and hair analysis. This will identify any deficiencies in minerals and nutrients; plus the hair analysis will identify any heavy metal toxicity your daughter may have. I just used a Naturopath for this. Once you know her body is balanced, then you will need to look for possible triggers, be them in food or the environment. As Chemar has linked for you, Sheila Rogers book is brilliant in helping you identify triggers. I still continually review this book and it will certainly point you in the right direction. Other things is to start research
  13. That's excellent Vicki, it's wonderful to be getting some answers.
  14. Vicki, I know it's heart breaking to see our kids go through this. I'm more comfortable with my son's (also 9) tics now than in the beginning. I believe my son's tics are triggered by environmental factors, so we aim for a toxic free environment as possible. This also includes food as well as chemical exposure. You may like to go over to the PANDA thread's and have a read there as well, because I feel it may have some relevance for you with the sudden onset. You need to explore all possible triggers and learn about all possible causes for tics. There is so much information in the threads on th
  15. Welcome the forum. It is so hard in the beginning, so we know how you are feeling right now. This forum and it's members are so knowledgeable and most of us have experienced success in reducing the severity of our children's tics through natural alternatives. I cannot recommend Sheila's book enough, not only will it give you the tools to search out possible triggers, but the best part for me was also reading people's stories at the beginning. It gave me so much hope, where through searching the internet, it just drove me into more fear. I've written my experience under my profile, so
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