Report Possible treatments for Crohn's when you have tics in Tourette Syndrome and Tics Posted July 19, 2009 hello Guy as mentioned before my son has Crohn's and has kept it under control without flare ups for over 2 years now with the following supps: NOW Foods Boswellin with curcumin (extract from turmeric) and White Willow Bark as anti-inflamm and Slippery Elm to provide protective coating to the GIT. Also DGL-liquorice root chewable lozenges (must be DGL not plain) to promote healing of the ulcerated areas and fistula. He drinks a lot of green tea with local honey as well In addition he has a daily multivitamin/mineral shake by Jarrow called Multi Easy and extra Jarrow methylB12, as well as flaxseed oil For his tics/OCD he also takes his Natural Calm ionic magnesium, P-5-P form of vitB6, vit D3 and Inositol We got a lot of help re diet from a book called The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin, himself recovered from severe Crohn's. we didnt follow the diet to the letter but rather used it as a guideline My son has learned by trial and error which foods are ok and which not re the autoimmune aspect of Crohn's. He no longer has any probiotics, yoghurt, kefir etc as it seemed to cause crohn's flareups and has obviously also cut out all things that promote inflammation (omega 6) as well as all immune "boosters" hope that helps for you and yes... steroids can cause a major flare up in tics! Thanks for the info. I'll probably ask you more questions in the future. Interesting that you mentioned that probiotics and stuff caused flareups... that's been happening to me, too. Boswalia is an anti-inflammatory, right?