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My daughter is currently 5 years old. At the age of 3 she was making faces with her eyes when she was watching tv. I asked her to stop and it stopped few days after. Since last year she started doing the same face again. I took her to get her eyes checked just in case. Then her tics started changing to eye blinking, some nights she was pulling her face and upset about how she could not control it. Current tics are: finger and/ or toes stretching and rocking her legs outside while she moves her arms to her chest or head. The finger and toe stretching does not appear to bother her as they are least visible, however she is now getting upset about her leg rocking/rolling outside as she noticed that others are giving her looks when she does it. I don't understand how it only happens outdoors. She had a long list of allergies as an infant and now she is only allergic to cashew, pistachio, avocado (new one that she developed after biting the pit of a lychee) and rye grass. She has also developed some irrational fears and is refusing to go to the toilet alone, and asked for some of her booked to be removed from her room as she doesn't like the pictures. I don't know where to start and who to see for help. So far I have: - got a referral for a general paediatrician - got some herbs from a Chinese medicine Doctor the other day - giving her heaps of water as I feel her tics get worse when she is dehydrated - started Avamys nasal spray again to control rye grass allergy - stopped any processed food, dairy, sweet/artificial food - commenced fish oil and multi vitamins. I am based in Melbourne and I would like some guidance or recommendations of health professionals in VIC or Australia if possible. Thank you