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  1. We still have some tics here and there, but they are getting increasingly difficult to detect even by me. There still moments where tics do increase , but it's relatively a lot easier peak and relative to the first two years peaks duration is significantly shorter.
  2. Hi, We are doing ok, we still have 3-4 tics with wax and wane. In the long run we think we are in a descending trend. Please do not consider me an authority. I am just an other worried parent. Unfortunately there are way too many unknowns about tic (and related) disorders. There are very few researches that focus on underlaying reason for tics and why some get better and others don't. Luckily there are now, some researches on the topic like EMTICS and some other I pointed out in other posts. I try to stick with evidence based treatment strategies but this does not mean
  3. I personally think that hyper activity is an other form of a ‘tic’ , an urge to do something, so might be considered part of the spectrum. That’s my personal opinion yet prof I chatted on the topic agreed the view. We had the same issue of tics before sleeping for a long while, almost a year. Make sure you got all the help you can to cope with the situation. i am positive that you will be in a lot better situation in short time.
  4. It’s quite common that tics will rise when she is tired. It used to be 10x common for my daughter at the beginning.Also we realized that she would have a lot less tics if she slept more the usual. That’s what we did, 1) Limited the TV and ipad time to almost 0... Basically we played games instead. Bonus is she now prefers playing with vs any screen time. (We are not that strict on screen time as we did those days) 2) We did not push her out of the bed for school, asked school to tolerate this which they did (but it was fs1/2 anyway) I personally do not think anythink we did c
  5. If she is aware of the tics, relieve the stress by explaining this is ok and sometimes normal and it’s likely to go away. Don’t try to make her stop, this creates anxiety and makes things 3x worse. First month was by far the worst one. PS : it’s important to asses if there are comorbid behavioral disorders like adhd , ocd etc. as they should be treated. If they are not present I would not worry much.
  6. Allergy tests came back negative and I could not corralate tics flare ups with allergy in the long run, although I am still having an eye on it. since your doughter is older and if she is aware if the tics, unless tics decrease (which is likely to happen) quickly you can start BCIT (or bict , cant remember ) For positive stress , I try to create competitive games and spare time for them. For example we play hours of woleyball with a balloon where a coach devides the fileds or play miniature football competitively. It’s basically involving just a bit if competitiveness (making s
  7. Hi, I feel you. First of all every one has a different progress. It’s more probable that situation will improve in 12 months and will continue to improve. There is too much emphasis on ‘vocal’ tics. My view is some vocal tics are not actually vocal tics (any tic that involves muscles to make noises are not ) and Even if your kid has ‘real’ (whatever that means) vocal tics , this should not create extra worry at the moment. The diagnostics criteria for TS is quite out dates and pretty much meaningless and most doctors agreed I concentrate in a few things 1) Remove
  8. Here comes an other update. I started following tics on an excellent sheet that helps me figure out progress of tics and when they emerge and when they get out of the picture. At the very first 2 months after 'new' noticeable tics kicked in we had some ups and downs however they never got very bad or to a point that would effect her social life. At the 8th week a steady decline started and leg/arm jerking slowly decreased in intensity and frequency and now gone. However during the course a few more tics came and go. We had some head nodding that was very infrequent for 5 weeks , we
  9. Please note some of the EMTICS based research WP's are released with a lot of new information on tics. This page gives an excellent summary of all EMTICS based WP's at the moment. (more to be released everyday , probably slowed down by the Covid situation in Europe) https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/278367/reporting?rcn=59137
  10. That, I think was a theory and as of today , to my knowledge, root cause still is not identified. I am very glad that your son has recovered. it'd help us a lot if you can share more information about when tics started and how severe where they (according to YGSSt score) and at what speed tics went down to a manageable level.
  11. Maybe I should clarify , I did not say that food/allergy/environmental factors etc are not related to tics. As a side note, on a few scientific researches allergy frequency seems to be higher among children with tics vs general population. However there seems to be no scientific, properly managed research on effect of diet on tic severity. that does NOT mean that diet has not effect on tics. It's not easy to plan a research that will correlate diet vs tic severity due to several factors. Individual experiences should not be presented as 'cases' , one of the reasons is, as stated on the r
  12. Tics wax and wane , I am recording an excel sheet that saves all sub-parameters of YGTSS (which I find pretty coarse) for each and every day for my DD. Unfortunately I am unable to correlate tics to food/allergy/complements at the moment (also there is no scientific evidence on this too) but still watching closely. At most of the tic disorder cases , tics elevate in frequency and intensity during TV/ipad/phone watching (there are 1-2 theories on this) and I've read on several episodes that eating also has a similar effect. Both of those hold true also for my daughter. First of all
  13. Hi Mlee, Excellent question. Earlier studies about this topic had strong discrepancy between each other. (there is also an other study about what could be the reason about this discrepancy) Good news is there are a few newer studies about exactly this topic , that were managed a bit more carefully to achieve more consistent results. One of the largest studies is called EMTICS , unfortunately despite all my efforts I am unable to reach the results. However this one is very very good : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30850688/ You'd better read it yourself , but a brie
  14. It's been a while. But just in case there might be someone interested in the progress, here is an update after more then a year. Number of active tics, frequency, intensity everything followed a down trend until previous week to a point where tics were not easy to notice externally. Only visible one was nose twitching (or what ever it's called) , and I've seen exact same mimic on some other kids and it might have been more related to her allergic rhinitis rather then tics. However a month ago I started to sense a bit shaking on her arms , tiny, hard to sense unless you are holding
  15. Hi, Sorry for long answer My advice is first sticking with science, which unfortunetly does leave a lot to be answered on this topic at the moment. I fully understand and have seen the same exact behavior of accusing vaccines/antibiotics or other stuff. That is very unlikely to take you anywhere. There is no proof that links vaccines and antibiotics to TS/TICS. TS/Tics are quite different then most other illnesses and assessing them are quite difficult, which leads most scientific papers having contradicting and confusing information. Here is a very brief and quick summary of
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