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  1. Hello! I wanted to share some things that I think may be helpful to understanding a part of the puzzle, for some, with Tourettes and also OCD. Many years ago I was an active member on this forum. My son, Daniel, has Tourettes and I have OCD. The very good news is my son is now 19 years old and honestly you would never know he has Tourettes. He is doing amazing. Once in a while I see a little eye tic but that is it (but barely only when he gets nervous. What a difference from when he was 7 to 10 years old). But I want to share with you some insight that may help some of you that I h
  2. Hi there, I just wanted to encourage you. I just did a post to another person on this forum and thought it would help you too. Here is what I posted to her regarding her son's battle with sexual thoughts and he is nine. I think this will give you some insight on some of the things you can do for yourself. So anyhow, here is is what I posted: I know how distressing it is to deal with OCD. Especially when it is your child and all you want to do is help him stop. I have had OCD since I was around 6 or 7. But I have learned so much through the process. My son started exhibting sign
  3. Hi there! I know how distressing it is to deal with OCD. Especially when it is your child and all you want to do is help him stop. I have had OCD since I was around 6 or 7. But I have learned so much through the process. My son started exhibting signs of OCD and I took him to a counselor. That really seemed to help him. But also what has helped him is being on the right set of supplements. What I have found is that OCD is not just a psychological issue. Believe it or not, this comes from A LOT of research, is it has a lot to do with allergies and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. What
  4. Hi there, All I can say is the results I have seen have absolutely been amazing. Not only that but, for example, I spoke with a woman in Dr. Foster's office who had to wear a mask for years because she was so sensitive to perfumes, fabic softners, and just anything that was just chemically smelly. She would get very ill from it. She literally carries her mask in her purse to prove to people how well the treatments have worked for her. Another person I know, through my son's orthodontics office, started taking her son who is 2 because of SEVERE eczema. She literally cannot believe t
  5. Hi Faith, I am so sorry, I was just realizing I never got back to you Faith regarding your question. The allergy treatment treats for all kinds of allergies. Daniel is mainly sensitive to food products so that is where the majority of the treatments have been. But it also treats for environmental. But so far he has been treated for dairy, grains, corn (this includes the all famous high fructose corn syrup), MSG/food dyes, minerals to name some of them. It is interesting when you go in for a treatment, say for dairy, that treatment will help clear all kinds of dairy allergy. T
  6. Hi Flower, I sure hope you get the same results we did. Like I said in my original post, from what my doctor said, a lot depends on the order the doctor does the treatment. So prayfully your doctor understands this aspect. Keep me updated! By the way you are fortunate, our cost per treatment is $100 and the first visit is $250!!!! Carolyn
  7. Hi Abbe, The pen light he uses on his wrists, earlobes, all the way down his back and I believe on the forehead. Whatever, he is doing it really is making a big difference. Have a great evening, Carolyn
  8. Hi there everyone, It has been a long time since I last posted. But I wanted to share some exciting news with you all. Daniel, who is now 9, is doing really, really great since I took him to see a Chiropractor with an allergy treatment system called the BAX-3000. It is very similar to NAET but it takes it to a much, much higher level of calming the allergies/sensitivies down. We had done a system very similar to NAET prior, called NEAT, but never could we tone down his sensitivies to MSG, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Food Dyes using that system. So I was so excited to find out there
  9. Hello, I wanted to share that my son is VERY, VERY sensitive to MSG/free glutamate. Most people think MSG is just in Chinese Food but it is hidden under many, many different names. It is actually considered to be something called "free glutamate". For people with nervous system conditions when it enters the body it can be of real problems. Here is a posting I did about it a while back http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?...d&pid=17225 . What I have learned since is to give my son B6 and Glycine to settle his body down after accidently coming in contact with something th
  10. Hello, I just wanted to encourage you that you are on the right track. When my son was 3 he started with vocal tics. They progressed and at 5/6 years old they got to the point where I started him on a bunch of different supplements and changed his diet (he is highly sensitive to artificial foods MSG, food dyes, corn syrup). Anyhow, he is doing just great now. Yes he still has tics, including repeating certain words, but overall he is so much better then when he was 5. What is amazing is he is getting to the peak age of tics which is between 9-11. He is 9 1/2 right now. So just
  11. Hi Char, We have not used MSM but we have used N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine which, from my understanding, works similarly. The NAC helps the body process out toxins due to the lack of sulfate ions in the liver that my son has. I have to say it certainly seems to help him also I know several others on the forum tried it and it seemed to help them too. Daniel, who is 9, takes up to 1,200 mg's a day (600 mg's in the morning and 600 at night). When his tics are minimal I back down to 600 mg's. When the tics are not there at all then I do not use it at all. We also use a magnesium sulfate cre
  12. Hello, The magnesium taurate has been of great benefit to Daniel. I buy the brand Cardiovascular Research at the Vitamin Shoppe. Not many places carry it so it is nice that they do. I agree with Chemar you really need to have him on magnesium. It is a calming agent to the nervous system plus it is used in so many ways to even mention within the body. Once your body is drained of it you will have a much greater likelyhood of tics. Just remember to buy a magnesium that ends in "ate" like magnesium citrate, glycinate, or taurate and not one that ends in "ide" like Magnesium Oxide.
  13. Hello, Regarding the Bonnie Grimaldi TS-Plus, my son has been on it for about 3 years now. The ONLY thing I figured out for him that hid the taste was peanut butter. I would mix it in it and make tiny little peanut butter balls and he would eat them. I would also roll the peanut butter balls in raw sugar and that helped hid the taste even more. I think it is the B vitamins that make it taste so bad. I finally was able to convince him to not chew the little ball but to swallow it. That is all it took and all of a sudden he could swallow the pills. I know some have mixed the TS-
  14. Hello, My son has been on Magnesium Taurate for almost four years. It has helped him a lot. I have never come across any safety concerns about the product in my reading. But I may have certainly missed something. Bonnie Grimaldi does sell Magnesium Taurate. You can also buy it through the Vitamin Shoppe website. They carry a brand called "Cardiovascular Reasearch". Carolyn
  15. Hello, First I understand your frustration. My son's tics bother me way more then my husband. I really think that is quite a common theme I have seen on this forum. Typically it is the mom that takes charge in figuring out answers. I don't quite get why it does not bother the men as much as the women. I also wanted to mention, I looked for the posts but could not find them, that I read two posts on this forum of children who tested negative for strep/Panda's but in the long run they found out they were actually postive for it. So I would certainly explore that area if that seems
  16. Hello, My theory regarding the vaccination, seeming to increase tics, is due to the liver not being able to process out the toxins in the vaccination. The liver has something called sulfate ions in it to help process out the toxins in foods, environmental things, and also vaccinations. When the liver is not able to keep up with it, due to this lack of sulfate ions, then you will get reactions in someone who is prone to tics. This is only a theory but I have done quite a bit of research on this and realize this has to be at least part of the issue going on after the vaccination has occur
  17. Hello, I just wanted to share something I figured out last night after doing some research. My son Daniel who is 9 and has had tics since he was 3 reacts to MSG the worse with his tics. He also reacts to food dyes, vanillin, and high fructose corn syrup. But MSG seems to be the worse of all offenders. So over Thanksgiving I homemade a pumpkin pie. In that pumpkin pie recipe it called for a can of evaporated milk. You would think by now I would know better then not to read the back of a can but I did not. So anyhow, Daniel ends up, over the course of 3 to 4 days, eating at least
  18. Hello! My son has been on TS-Plus for several years. He is on other vitamins as well but I can tell you it has been a HUGE factor in helping him. I am so thankful for them. But I will say it took a while to build up in his system and when he eats foods that bother his tics (MSG, high fructose corn syrup, food dyes) then if he consumes enough the tics come back but we always get them back under control. I think the main things in the vitamins that help him the most is the B6 and the Magnesium Taurate. By the way, the first year and a half he could not swallow the pills. So I mixed
  19. Hello and welcome to the forum. First thing I wanted to recommend to you is that you copy your post, just go under the edit key and highlight your post and then hit control and the letter c at the same time, and repost it under the Tourettes/Tics section of the forum and also the PANDAs section. The Tourettes/Tics section, in particular, gets WAY more traffic then the OCD section. I think you will see you will get more responses. Regarding your son and his illness it seems like there certainly could be a link. There is something called PANDA's which is a response due to strep in
  20. Hello and welcome, I am so sorry for what you and your son are going through. But I think I might be able to help shed some light on what might be going on with him. When I read your list of foods boy did it set off some red flags for me. The things you listed have one thing in common. They are all considered high histamine foods. Here is a websites you can read and see what I am talking about http://sun1.awardspace.com/Conditions/Sola...tamine_diet.htm . Histamine is found naturally in certain foods and also your body produces histamine in response to an allergy to a certain f
  21. Hello, First I am so sorry for your discouragement. I had put together my theory as to what was ultimately going on with my son's tics and why I thought Daniel was reacting to food chemicals a while back. I had put together my theory as to what was going on with why I thought Daniel was reacting with these food chemicals back in January. Here is the link http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2946 . Here are some follow up posts to that posting http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?...Carolyn+N\ and http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?...hl=Carolyn%5C.N .
  22. Hello and welcome to the forum. I am so glad you have posted here. I am sure you will be real encouraged by so many people who have found help through doing things naturally. Meaning changing diets and using supplements. Here are some things I wanted to share with you. We have been dealing with tics with my son since he was 3. I have posted on here many times about all the supplements he is on. The only thing I can say is he is almost 9 and pretty much tic free now. He is heading into the peak time for tics for his age and with all of the supplements and diet change I truly believe
  23. I typically use the Carlson Brand of glycine. Have a good Sunday! Carolyn
  24. Hello, I am so sorry for not answering you sooner. I was out of town for a few days and I only just realized I had not checked the forum since I got back . Anyhow, Bonnie pretty much covered exactly what I am doing for my son. Bonnie's son and my son are just a year apart in age. My son is 60 pounds and 9 years old. He takes 50 mg's of B6 every day and when his tics get going I give him either 100 mg's or 150 mg's for about 3 days. This really does seem to help him. I also give him up to 10,000 mg's of glycine when the tics get going. The doctor said I could do that for up to 8
  25. Faith, No he does not react with an increase at all from the supplements. But I also have to say the B6 is a HUGE part too. If you are at all afraid why not increase the B6 even up to 150 mg's for two or three days and go back to the standard 50 mg's. I cannot even begin to say how much that has helped him. It is so hard for me to pinpoint one particular supplement because for Daniel he seems to need some of each. But I also know what is triggering him which is obviously the chemical foods. So for me it is easier to figure out what supplements are needed to counteract this
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