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  1. Thank you very much for both of your replies. Barb
  2. Hi, please kindly advise me of what natural supplements I can take to alleviate OCD, anxiety, ADD and depression. I am a 41 year old mother who has two wonderful children. I am always the type of person easy to get worry and depressed. I now have two major anxiety triggers- 1) my son has chronic motor tics for 2 years now but under control for now 2) My older daughter has myopia and wearing overnight ortho-K lenes for 2 years to control progression but latest Nov retinal scan shows her retinas are thinned a bit, but no tear no holes. OD did said to me that she is fine and it is normal to hav
  3. Back in summer and fall last year, I have posted for help with my 5 year old, who has chronic motor tics and possibly tourette. I am happy to report that my 6 year old's tics has been 98% gone. Thanks to Sheila's book,"Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourette's: A Patient and Family Guide" which gave me hope last summer and thanks to Chemar and other experienced parents who spared time to answer my questions. In summary, we have implemented diet change and environmental improvement since Sept 8 after we came back from Hong Kong. Changes included: Dairy 100% free, Gluten 100% free, cut
  4. Hi Chemar: The reason I stop the multi-vitamin is because they are the chewable kind from Natures Sunshine, he starts taking them at the time we went to travel around the time he had more and more motor tics. I am not sure it is gluten free since he is on gluten free diet. I need to call the company to verify that. I am afraid to try out Bonnie's one many people on this forum use, I am too afraid it will increase his tics. Yes, I am considering magnesium. Today, I went to Whole Food, the "expert" there told me to use Natural Ionic magnesium with trace minerals from Trace Mineral Rese
  5. My 5 year old son is on gluten free and dairy free diet, no color, no preservatives, no MSG for 1 1/2 month now, his motor tics decrease by 70% now. He still tics a lot but less frequent per minute when watching lego.com at ipad and TV so we don't let him watch much. So far, we only do diet change and remove him from his bedroom with carpet. Add purifier in his new room, with dust mite casings. I wonder if scratching a tic? And he still rubbing his eyes, wonder if it is tics. I only give him probiotics and papaya enzymes since 1 month ago. I am thinking to add Vitamin C, but can anyone r
  6. It has been three weeks since we came back from Hong Kong. My 5 year old son's tics increased a lot during travel- grimaces of all kinds, neck turnings, shoulder shrugging, eyes blinking and itchiness and arms moving.. In HK, my parent's house has mold on wallpaper, dust mites, TV/ipad and eating MSG food every day... Since we came back, we made many changes and I am glad to say his tics decrease by 50%. Here are the changes we made: 1) 100% dairy free 2) Gluten free except in my organic soy sauce 3) MSG and other artificial additives cut 90% 3) Use dust mite proof casings on pillows an
  7. My 5 year old son with tics always wake up from his bed sniffing, saying his nose is dry the past few years, despite what season it is in NJ. I was very ignorant not thinking there is anything wrong with the environment until now we knows he has tics disorder. He also often tell me his nose is stuffy when he lie down before falling asleep. Now I suspect he may be allergic to the air inside the bedroom, maybe dust mite, dust, anything in the air... We have carpet that haven't been cleaned for 5 years-- I know it is terrible!!! My husband has scheduled someone to use organic green product
  8. Chris, thanks. I did searched and picked up a couple of names last week. But then as I looked up the reviews of those physicians, they have very good and also very bad reviews. And insurance doesn't cover too. I appreciate, Chris.
  9. Do anyone can refer me to see a Dr for Tics disorder in New Jersey/ New York area? My son has many motor tics, I do know he has GI issues as he is burping often and say "tummy ache" after meal. Cutting down 95% diary and corn already. It is overwhelming to see a list of Dr and don't know who to pick. I know I am looking into allergy test, metal test, yeast and parasite test, check for acid reflux etc. Besides pediatric GI, what Dr is experienced to find causes for Tics? Thanks,Barb
  10. Thank you Lyn. Just I will be traveling for a month with my son... before seeing any specialist.
  11. Klm, I can feel your pain. I have a 5 1/2 with multiple motor tics...Keep me posted how it goes... Good luck.
  12. A Naturopathic Dr told me to give my son Nature's Sunshine's Probiotic Powers for my 5 year old who has motor tics- because my son had silent acid reflux at infancy and now has been burping a lot lately. My son does have burping and gassy days here and there the past 5 years! I did remove all diary and almost all sugar from his diet for 4 days already with Nature's Sunshine's vitamins and omega-3. This probiotic products include Bifidobacterium bifidum,infantis and longum, lactobacillus rhamnosus, acidophilus (grown on milk), Streptococcus thermophilus. The idea of the DR is to heal the g
  13. Chemar, thank you very much for your info and links. Very much appreciated. Barbara
  14. Summary: My 5 1/2 year-old has tics started from eye blinking many months ago (I didn't pay much attention) to now neck turning left and right and up with shoulder shrugging and grimacing. I think his gut is not healthy- He was born with silent acid reflux and thought grew out of it by 1 1/2 with help of medicine, milk formula didn't work for him at infancy. And he has been telling me he feels tummy pain after meals many times the past 6 months although PED didn't think much about it since he is still happily playing. He burps often on some days throughout the past few years, I always think he
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