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  1. I bought a trial size Inositol (pure soluble powder) from Kirkman Labs. It doesn't have a recommended dosage for children. The recommended usage is 1-4 grams two to three times daily. I would like to try it for my daughter's anxiety, but I'm not sure of the measurements. Does anybody use this brand, and how much do you use? I measure using tsp or tbls, not sure how to measure for a gram??? help...Thanks Bcase
  2. At my daughter's five year check up, she received MMR, DTP, and OPV/IPV. It was within a few weeks that her first tic started. I wish I were more informed then. I wish I were more diligent, my daughter should not have received the P part of the DTP due to previous reactions, but they gave it to her anyway. Someone wasn't checking the chart, and I didn't remind them. It makes me so angry. Even if they remove the mercury from all the shots, our children should not be receiving so many different vaccines at one time......Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and whatever the OPV/IPV is. That is so much for one little body to handle. I recently read something that said in 1980 children received 10 childhood vaccinations and the Autism rate was 1 in 10,000. In the year 2000, our children got 36 childhood vaccines and the Autism rate was 1 in 150. Coincidence ? Bcase
  3. My daughter (12 yrs) has been using Singulair and Zyrtec for years. I'm going to take her off the Singulair and see if I see a difference in her tics or anxiety. She has asthma (cold and exercise induced) - We're in between sports seasons now, so it's a good time to try to see if she can do without it......I'll let you know..... Bcase
  4. My daughter is 12 years old and has had tics since she was five. About once a year they come, last a few months and then we are tic free til the next one. The one she is going through now is the most intense she has had. The whole trunk of her body jerks and stretches. Her stomach moves so much, you can hear the water moving in it. It has been pretty distressing for her, and is causing her anxiety to worsen. It is also painful at times for her. I keep praying that this will pass like the others have, we are coming up on three months with this one. Anybody with similar waxing/waning that can tell me it will pass...... My daughter's first tic was at 5 yrs old, opening/closing her mouth as though trying to clear her ears. We thought it was allergies. Second tic was throat clearing, again we thought it was allergies. Third tic was shoulder shrugging. Fourth was a neck/chin/jaw stretching that really bothered her. Fifth was eye blinking. Sixth one is the current one. Bcase
  5. I looked at it too, and couldn't find the amount of each vit/min. I just ordered the Everyday multivitamin from Kirkman Labs. I can't believe how hard it is to find a kids multivitamin without all the artificial crap in there.. Bcase
  6. Hello, To those of you who give a Taurine supplement, what dosage do you give? Have you had positive results? Thanks Bcase
  7. During this most recent bout of tics, I notice she does it much more when she is watching television. But much less when she is on the computer playing a computer game.
  8. I'm not sure which lab was used. We had the blood drawn at the local hospital. Not sure if they send them out or do them there. We had them drawn on Thursday and the following Friday my pedi had the lab results. Bcase
  9. Can you attribute the waning of the tic to anything new you have been doing or not doing?
  10. I don't think the kids calm comes unflavored. It has a "natural flavor". I stopped using it b/c my daughter started getting very itchy after she would have it. Don't know if it was a reaction to the flavoring or what. Especially her thumbs would get very itch...? Bcase
  11. It was my regular pedi and she did not do IgE. She did IgG, IgA, and celiac test. In addition to my daughter's tics, she has been getting stomach aches after eating some foods. At first we thought it was lactose, but it seemed to happen with non milk foods also. I requested these tests and she did them. Nope, she said all her counts were zero.... Bcase
  12. Went to pedi yesterday. IgG and IgA show no allergies. No celiac either. That's good news. I told Dr. I still believe her tics started due to the P in her DTP vaccine 8 years ago. She had a reactions at 4 months and was not supposed t get the P part ever again. Somebody in the office gave her DTP instead of DT back in 2000. I blame myself for not being on top of it. Previous appointments I had always reminded them. Now she is 12 and hormones are kicking in, probably setting off the tics, anxiety, and OCD. Turns out my daughter does not need the TD booster b/c she got it last year. So I didn't have to fight that battle. I usually get her a flu shot every year too b/c of her asthma. I didn't do it this year, and i won't again. I wish I had just let her get the chicken pox as a kid. Too late now. What do I do about the varicella booster that they recommend. What are everybody's thoughts on that, for those of you who already gave the one shot?? Thanks. Bcase
  13. I was wondering how everyone is handling the mandatory vaccinations? My daughter is 12 and is due for her TD booster. I don't want to do it but the school said they will not issue her a schedule if she does not receive it (going into 7th grade). She has tics, but no TS dx. I'm going to see if the Dr. can do the vaccinations separately (T) one day, then (D) another time. As long as they do not contain Thimersol. What are my options if they can't/won't do it? Can you get the vaccines now without the Thimersol? Should I try for a medical exemption for a Neurological condition? Will they do it without TS diagnosis? Would they do it with? I'm told I could do a religious exemption? I just want to do right by my daughter. Everyone has been so wonderful, this site is like a godsend. Thanks to you all. Bcase
  14. Has he had any shots recently? Any illness, strep throat?
  15. Tami, We just had my daughter's blood drawn for testing and I asked my Dr. to prescribe some EMLA cream. They called in a tube and then I went to CVS and bought the Tegaderm transparent dressing. You put the cream on about one hour before the blood draw in the spot they will draw from, and put the dressing over that. She watched the needle go in and never felt a thing. Bcase
  16. Yup, natural orange flavor......I think I'll order the Natural.....Thanks for pointing that out CSP
  17. Kid's Calm ingredients are Magnesium, Vit C, and Zinc - Did you stop Bonnie's vitamins when you noticed the itch. I'm afraid I'm giving her something that is hurting her. Bcase
  18. After giving my daughter Kid's Calm today (half tsp) - I noticed she became very itchy all over, then especially in her thumb? In thinking about it, I noticed last night after giving it to her. It has happened other times recently but I just attributed it to food issues. Can anybody shed light on this??? Thanks. Bcase
  19. Is there any way to tell if my daughter would have an increase in tics if I tried the Epsom Salt baths. Night is her worst time and I would like to try them but I don't know what I would do if they got worse because of it, any suggestions. Should I make an epsom cream and try that first? Thanks for all the help...
  20. If I am giving my daughter the Kid's Calm, should I be giving her a calcium supplement also. She doesn't get much calcium from other sources. A glass of calcium fortified juice in AM, and a glass of Kefir at night.....What should the magnesium/calcium ratio be? Thanks. Bcase
  21. Thanks CP, My daughter has lost two teeth in the last two months. Another one loose, and some coming in. In eight years this is her 6th tic, and it is the worst one yet. Plus being older, she is more aware of it, and self conscious about it. She is having a lot of anxiety right now too. When you say a good diet, do you mean eliminating all artificial coloring, flavors, and preservatives? Bcase
  22. I would like to try the Epsom Salt baths for my daughter but now I'm afraid. Is there any test or any way to test for sulfate sensitivity? I would hate to increase her tics worse than they are now. My heart is broken, I feel so helpless. She asks me what is wrong with her and why it won't stop, and I have no answers. I am so sad. Thank you to everyone in this forum. It gives me hope but there is so much information and it can be overwhelming. Bcase
  23. Kids Calm vs Natural Calm - Which is better to use for a 12 year old girl entering puberty. Is there too much vitamin C in the Kids Calm (200 Mg per half tsp)? Thanks everyone for answering all my questions ?? Bcase
  24. I emailed the manufacturer, and they said it is ok to mix with Calcium fortified oj
  25. Hang in there Faith. How old is your son.? Although my daughter (12) has had tics off and on for the last 8 years, I am just starting to investigate the causes. I always accepted that they would just go away. That's what we're told right? This last bout is really bothering her. It involves her shoulders and stomach. Almost an all body spasm. We're doing our detective work and recording the really bad days and what she eats. I told her that we don't know if it is the food, but it might be. She hates the tics so much that when we suspect a trigger, she's happy to stay away from it. We will know more Friday when we go to the Dr. for results of blood work. I'm so mad at myself for not being more informed when it came to the vaccines. I can't do anything about that now, but I do believe they are connected. Bcase
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