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  1. Thank you , Cheri. I owe it all to this board and all of you who helped me thru' the rough times .
  2. Hi Char, We found out in May of this year that her most severe allergies were to egg and wheat (in that order). It was harder for us to go wheat free than egg free. We saw improvement in her tics in 2-3 days and 90% reduction 3 weeks later and a couple of months later, she was completely tic free and has been so since that time. We then gradually added wheat back. The tics have not returned, but I do find that her nasal allergies have been worse since we added wheat back and her focus is not as good either. She seems to be a little bit spacey (but nothing really bad or something that has u
  3. Myrose, Thank you so much for your good wishes. How is your daughter doing ? Sorry, I haven't caught up on the posts yet. -Nan
  4. Hi, We had both the IGE as well as the IGG done on her.
  5. Hi all, It has been a while since I posted . Hope you are all doing well. My daughter has been tic free for the past 4 or 5 months. A quick recap: Back in May, we found out that she has food sensitivities to egg, wheat and went on a restrictive diet. Now, she eats wheat ; we still avoid eggs and she has been doing great. This was the time of the year when she developed tics last year, so I will still need to watch out but so far she has been doing good. -Nan
  6. My daughter's tics (at that time I didn't know they were tics) started soon after she turned 5. It started as a throat clearing tic which we thought was due to seasonal allergies and kept treating her for it. The tics did not improve at all and we were really confused as to why none of the allergy meds are helping her. A year went by with her throat clearing tics still present. A few months ago, her throat clearing tics stopped completely and were replaced by eye blinking tics. That is when I stumbled upon this website and realized that what she has been having all along were tics. Th
  7. Hi Pamela, I just had to post in this thread as I have also found wonderful results after cutting back on my daughter's allergy causing foods. I am so glad to read that your son's tics are better as well after doing the dietary changes. I tried the Natural calm on her for a while and had minimal improvements; these minor improvements were only visible to me - others still noticed how much she ticced. I was really unhappy with the Magnesium supplementation; finally the dietary modifications helped . -Nan
  8. {{{{Myrose}}}}, I am so sorry about everything you and your family are dealing with; atleast the one good thing, like so many people pointed out is that, you get all these tests done and hopefully an answer will be born for all your daughter's problems. We are all here to help; lean on us whenever you feel like it. I will keep your daughter and your family in my prayers tonight. Hoping that tomorrow is a different day and a much brighter one bringing you closer to the answer to all the issues. -Nan
  9. Hi Faith, It was the blood test like RAST. The gluten free bread that I get is made from brown rice; not sure if this answers your question. I also do flourless spruted wheat bread and she seems to tolerate this fine too. Seems like she is able to tolerate sprouted wheat and not wheat. Not sure why though. -Nan
  10. Myrose, Thank you . I have been out of touch with the boards for some time and trying to catch up. I am not sure if you are planning to meet an environmental specialist , but hope that you and your daughter find the path to recovery from tics and her other symptoms pretty soon. Best of luck to you and your family !!!! -Nan
  11. Hi Faith, I made an appt with an enviromental specialist who did a blood test for detection of IGe antibodies (immediate reaction to allergens) and IGg antibodies (delayed reactions ). IGe test showed sensitivities to egg,wheat, corn and dairy ; these were the major offenders. IGg test showed sensitivies to egg,wheat and dairy (no corn). I did not eliminate any food until I got the results 3 weeks ago. After the results showed the above sensitivies, I have eliminated egg,wheat and dairy from her diet. I do buy the gluten free bread for her. We are not 100 % corn free . My d
  12. Hi There, Our experience with Natural calm was that when I initially gave it her, it seemed like there was some improvement in her tics ; but later I wasn't sure anymore as I could not make out any more improvements. It seemed like the effects/improvements had plateaued off.. What seems to work for us so far (but it has been only a few weeks though) is removing the foods that she is allergic too. I think it would be a good idea to get your son re-tested as he may have developed new sensitivities to some foods. Good luck and hope your son feels better soon ! -Nan
  13. HI everyone ! It has been a while since I posted. I just wanted to update all of you on what's been happenning with us. As some of you may know, my daughter's tics were mostly manifesting as eye blinking sometimes replaced by throat clearing. I had an allergy test done on her; turns out that she has several allergies . The most severe of them being egg, wheat, corn and dairy in that order. The results came 2-3 weeks ago and ever since I have been following an egg/wheat/dairy free recipe. Her corn allergy was not present on Igg testing ; just Ige. For the first phase,the doctor wante
  14. Hi Cheri, Thank you for your response. As a first step, I will get the hepa filter today and put it in her room. Thanks, Nan
  15. Hi Tracey, Thanks for your response. Not much change in diet. I am awaiting the allergy test results this week. Hopefully that will give me some answers and foods to avoid. -Nan
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