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  1. Hello Chemar, nice to see you! I guess I ws just trying to get a feel/tally of how many here have kids that exhibit the "plus" part of tourettes in trying to decide in my own son which symptoms belong to which disorders. Thanks for the response!
  2. Hello I havent been to this forum in ages!! My son is now 12, his diagnoses are tourettes, pdd nos, and mood disorder nos. He has suffered with tics since about 5 years old to present. I am posting today because of what my sons issues have transfomed into over the years and I am not sure if I ever discussed wha I want to describe today in the past on these forums. There are doctors who believe that tourettes is a disorder just of tics, vocal and motor, and there are doctors who think that tourettes encompasses so much more. So I am here to ask, does your child have tics plus other rela
  3. thank you Chemar!! I will look into that test, would be worth the $.
  4. thanks Chemar, I am doing epsoms for him. I do notice an increase in OCD symptoms when he has tics. I dont think its pandas though, we went to tanya murphy who said she doesnt think he looks like a pandas case and she throat swabbed, although Ive read that strep and others can live in other parts of the body. With my sons extreme gut issues (soft/discolored stools, frequent vomiting, dizzy) I have to think that either he has yeast issues (had an igg test that was through the roof for yeast but I think that indicates old reaction to yeast, not current) or pathogen/virus issues in his gut (amon
  5. I just started my son on Candida Clear. Im giving him one cap twice a day (half the adult dosage). The evening of the day I started him on it I saw an increase in tics. Since that evening his tics has been pretty bad, again. Could this be part of die off? I think I remember when we went to see Dr Robbins who put him on a yeast free diet, he said that tics can get worse during die off. But does the Candida clear work that quickly? In one day it would start killing off yeast?
  6. hi Chemar: Thanks for your reply. I have been thinking about it and although there was a long remission, during that time I am pretty sure there were still some vocals, which I guess means that the tics were not all gone. Sometimes I tend to think of the tics as only physical because my son has been making noises since he was tiny and i always said it seemed related to his sensory issues. The vocals continue since the day I posted here. The breathing tic is mostly gone thank goodness. I promptly took him off all artificials, fast food, eating at home now only with natural and whole foods.
  7. Thanks for your replies everyone, I need to look into allergies, although he has no sniffling or runny nose, I wonder if the puffy eyes are a food allergy. And yes he has a huge overbite and we are going to get an orthodontic consult in the near future. My son is 10 and a half. His first vocal tics, at the time we thought they were sensory issues - appeared around age 5, then body tics at 6, pretty bad through end of age 7, then they all dissapeared, appeared again mildly at age 9 for a few months and now again just for the past few days.
  8. Hi Faith! How are you doing?? Yes it is an abdominal, but its with his breathing. I dont know why his tics are so rare, I thought with Tourette's the tics were present more than not. He was sick a month or so ago with an unidentified rash on his face, we tested for 5th disease but came out negative. his issues are up and down - over the summer and fall he became so agitated and violent that we called the police and he was hospitalized for 3 days. As someone here mentioned, I too am wondering about hormones.... how is your son??
  9. Hello, I used to come to this forum all the time when my son's tics started and for the year or so after that while they persisted. Then his tics stopped completely. We went about one full year with nothing, and then a few tics came back, nothing major, for about 6 months, then faded. Last tics were last May 2009. 3 nights ago i noticed him sitting on the couch and breathing strangely I thought, what seems so familiar about that breathing? Well, its that it is a tic. the next day and today he has a breathing tic that is HORRENDOUS. He cant finish speaking one word because he is doing this hitc
  10. I am wondering the following, and dont understand yet....my son, who has been Dx Tourette's, has had many blood tests done and they all come out within normal limits, specifically his amino acids, fatty acids, magnesium and calcium - my question is, if those type of tests are normal, then does that mean that the person wont benefit neurologically from natural treatment (vitamins, supplements)? my sons Tourette's is only one of many things he has neurogically going on. The neurologist we see seemed to be saying that if we could find any problems in the above book tests then that meant that his
  11. Jack: I wanted to reply to your post because my son, who is 9, is also moody, gets very upset a lot daily, has a lot of trouble doing things like cleaning up his belongings etc, and used to chew on his mouth. I am not big on diagnoses, but for the record my son is diagnosed with OCD, childhood anxiety disorder, ADHD, and Tourettes. For the mouth, have you ever heard of "Chewy tubes"? they are used by occupational therapists for kids to chew on to strengthen the mouth and provide sensory input. Of course I dont know if your sn being 11 may not want to use these or if he is a chewer, lik
  12. hello everyone! I would like to ask all you smart people if you would like to share where you get your info on health? With all the websites and authors out there it is difficult to sort through and choose that which relays honest info with no ulterior motives on the topics of natural or "alternative" health. Do you have a favorite naturopath? Web site? Book? Etc? It would be nice to have a few websites I could consult in my learning about natural eating, detoxing, vitamins, alternative treatments etc, to go to for reliable information. Many websites and docs or nutritionists either want to sc
  13. LOL!!!! i need some humor tonite too, ill go with it! well, if Cheri is, then i KNOW he is worthy of trusting!
  14. Just wondering if anyone knows of him and visits his website?? it seems to have a wealth of great naturopathic info, yet i have heard some negative things about him. I have been trying to find one or two solid and plentiful websites about natural health that i can visit and keep up to date and learn. anyone know of mercola? thanks.
  15. I will ask that Chemar. I know the ulcer is not misdiagnosed, but i believe it is gone now. he was Dx with duodenitis, (SP?) and gastritis. his stomach complaints appeared to cease at the same time that we did a fairly dairy free and yeast free diet. i do believe from what ive read that this gastro probs are resolvable with natural remedy - diet, supplements, enzymes etc. i know in my heart something is at the root of the stomach issues, with the inflammation they found, inflammation is a red flag of a bodily imbalance. thank you, i will ask you more as it comes to me.
  16. wow my son has had serious gastro problems since 3 yrs old! and he was endoscoped and they found an ulcer at merely 5 year old! the doc was shocked, i still dont know what that means that he had an ulcer.they found other multiple areas of inflamation and irritation in his stomach. my son was constipated but now he goes regularly, i presume because of the mag.
  17. hi faith! nice to talk with you again! i am trying to put on that thinking cap. the thing is Faith, and this is was has been so frustrating for me, is that there have been MANY times over the year and years that my son has eaten junk and had NO reaction/ensuing symptoms and other times when he has eaten junk and has appeared to have a reaction. So, i dont know how to interpret this. Does it mean that his body has no fodd/additive/color etc sensitivities and the reactions i saw were just a timiing coincidence and were just his brain chemicals going wacky? or was it the case that he reacted
  18. Hi Chemar, he complains of what sounds like acid reflux, ulcer type pains, and nausea. he also has been vomiting once in a while ALL liquid vomit (sorry to be graphic). The stomach complaints are at random times, even when he has not eaten for a while that day. thanks
  19. hello everyone, quick question to any of you who have gone to or see a "DAN" doc - we have chosen one (Dr Bradstreet) and i am wondering if i should have searched for one who specifically was an "expert" in tics, or does it matter? in other words, yes i want my sons whole biology explored and I believe the protocol is great for any kid with neurological issues (my child doesnt have autism PEr SE), but i wonder if i am wasting money not finding someone with a specialty in tics (tho that isnt my son's ONLY issue) or whether the "protocol" is good enough to address any bodily issues going on
  20. hi everyone! i havent been here posting for a while, though i pop in regularly. I got an email about "truehope" micronutrient supplement, has anyone heard of it? truehope.com, they just had a scientific study published. It seems to be marketed for bi polar, but i am just curious if anyone here has heard of it and if you have opinions? is it just another jam packed multivitamin? thanks for any opinions!
  21. tracey: I know how you feel! First let me say this - of UTMOST importance and bearing is, does your son have an IEP?? i know your post was written a while ago, but is your son in special ed? if not, you are missing out on some protections that the law provides children with ADHD and tourette's, PDD and the like, so that they are not necessarily retained, for example, when they are having a hard time because of their disability, or issue. If you want an IEP, you need to request special education testing from your school district by letter. if you need info or help on this you can contact me
  22. hi everyone, just got an email about 1 of 3 toys being toxic! here is the website: http://www.healthytoys.org/
  23. char: your post brought tears to my eyes! thank you so much, how kind of you to take your time to write that. every little communication helps that feeling of isolation. i do have hope, i would never give up hope. i think if everyone on this forum was an M.D. we would find the answers we seek because we understand so much, its just we are not doctors and cannot know all about the body. but we know our children like no doctor can thats for sure. i feel like i do so much "complaining" on this forum but sometimes its hard not to! you never know if theres that one person out there who might
  24. myrose: thank you! its so ironic you mention creationsown because thats just who i contacted, Dr Bradtreets office. my only uncertainty is whether he is the right person for what we are dealing with. i thought more like a pyschoneurologist or something, i dont know! what if whats going in with him is NOT related to a biomedical issue? because its not the tics we;re struggling with now, though he is having some. i am still going to talk to their office and explain my situation and see what they think. i have applied for DAN funds from two different sources to go see him, otherwise we cant r
  25. Hello, I dont belong to other forums or parents groups so i am going to throw this question out here. my son is 9 years old now and only now are we really seeing whats going on with him. his diagnoses over the years have been many and varied, and the latest docs and psychs we have been to have said themselves that his case is particularly complex and confusing and needs to be understood better. Right now, we have been seeing my son deteriorate again since august. This type of down slide happened also last Fall. the worst part is that he will be "ok" for a few days or a week, then will disp
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