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  1. Limemom, I’m glad to hear you have seen good results with the essential oils. We still use them for our son. As I mentioned before in a previous post, the tics always come & go with our son. I describe it as a revolving door. Some days he will be good with very few movements to none & other days they are much more prominent. He also has vocal tics some now, but they’re mild. We also started giving him a small dose of CBD oil a few months ago. His medicine did not seem like it was enough, but a whole tablet of Guanfacine was too much for him. The pharmacy recommended we give him a
  2. We usually only diffuse one to two drops of lavender in his room at night. We only apply a drop of peace & calming on neck, or feet if he is having trouble sleeping. We only use one drop of all oils we apply. Our sons tics come & go. I refer to it as a revolving door. He has days, or weeks that he is great & then they start all over again. They also move throughout his body too. The tics change constantly. We’ve found the diet has the most impact on our son & his guanfacine helps also. They all keep our sons tics at a minimum. We never really know when they may be more or less.
  3. We use Young Living brand. I believe you should be able to check on their website & contact a local rep in your area. You may also be able to order online.
  4. Diet is such a big factor with our son. I recommend everyone look at diet also when dealing with transient tics. It really makes such a difference with our son.
  5. Guanfacine is a medicine commonly used to treat tics. We only give our son a low dose at night, which appears to have no side effects on him. Everyone is different, so you will need to discuss this with your doctor. It is one of the few medicines we researched that has minimal side effects. I believe the higher the dose it may cause drowsiness & dry mouth some. Again, our son shows no side effects.
  6. The vetiver seems to help our sons tics the most. We’re not really sure what it does other than possibly slow down the nerve sensory overload to the brain some. We apply it in the morning on his big toe when he’s getting dressed for school.
  7. Hope36, I am so glad you saw our post. We started noticing certain foods would make his tics more noticeable & more out of control. We started removing all processed meats, especially hotdogs & brawts. We found these always made his tics flare up. We also cut out pizza, except for gluten free. We don’t believe he has a gluten allergy. However, most gluten free foods are also more natural with no preservatives & additives, which we believe affect our son. We also never eat Chinese food because of the MSG in it. It makes his tics awful. I buy only breads that state no high fruc
  8. I know exactly what you are feeling. I spent day & night trying to find hope, trying to find anything to help our son. I was very sad, so scared & very angry some days. I prayed daily God would take it from him & give it to me. I didn’t want to talk to anyone about it either & I was extra protective of him. I was so thankful I found the post regarding oils. It gave us our son back emotionally. He struggled so much at school. I also had a talk with all the parents we knew from school. I explained to them what he was dealing with and asked them to talk to their kids(his close fri
  9. Hello, This is my first time on here. Chris is my husband & I wanted to give an update on our son. He is now 9 years old & I'm happy to say his tics are now under control, with only occasional motor tics. We are so thankful for sites like this. Otherwise we would have never known to restrict his diet & try essential oils. I have several friends who have reached out after my recent post on social media & they are also seeing positive results with changing diet & applying essential oils. I spend much more time at the grocery store checking labels on anything that is pro
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