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  1. So, I thought I would post on my daughter to offer another perspective. My daughter is 10, she tics, and she has pretty dramatic allergies. She has had some type of tic or other for over a year. We have been "fiddling" with eliminating her allergy meds for a few months now. We got serious several weeks ago. She went med free in early November. She was previously taking Flovent, Nasonex, Singulair, and Claritin. On her "new" program she was taking Quercetin, Kids Calm, Vit-c, a multi-vitamin, Nasalchrom, Vit-d, and she was off dairy. These dietary and supplement changes did not happen all at
  2. Hi, I have been searching through the posts to find which "clean" multi-vitamin people use. I've see someone mention Progressive vitamins, but beyond that I can't find names too often. I was hoping some of you would list the specific multi-vitamin you have found beneficial for your child. I'm having trouble. I've bought three in the recent past only to do more research and find them to be "un-clean" for some reason that I missed. I will definately research the brand before purchase, but I would LOVE a gentle shove in the right direction. Also, I will be starting my daughter on a version o
  3. Hey Julie, I just wanted to add my two cents in case it could help you at all. As for the frustration you feel, I can definately see myself in that. I am usually the type that is cool and calm when it comes to my child. I'm her number one fan, supporter, etc....however, I have suprised myself in how difficult I'm finding all this. My daughter has tics for over a year, but I've only recently decided that it's important to figure out why. Seeing her tic can make me want to cry or scream or wish it away. It's just fear, fear, fear. I'm afraid for my child and how she'll be treated and I want only
  4. Faith, I just wanted to say thanks. I haven't found the d-hist locally but will be ordering soon I think. As for the Natural Calm-I did what you suggested and for the juice we used natural lemonade, which worked great b/c the flavor is already sour. She drank it with no problem and it made a huge difference. I gave her 1 tsp. two nights in a row but she became very sleepy and had some tummy issues so I think I'll be dropping down to a half teaspoon nightly. Thanks for your suggestions. BTW, how much Natural Calm do most people usually use?
  5. I do have Natural Calm, it's the flavorless kind; however, I found the taste off-putting and didn't think my daughter would tolerate it. She is very sensitive to tastes (and swears something is totally going to make her puke ) I looked at the d-hist reviews. It sounds exactly right for my daughter. Is there anywhere locally that it can be purchased, or do you find you always have to order it? Locally we have: Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, and a store called The Natural Grocer. I also have every normal drug-store (ie. cvs, walgreens, walmart). Thanks so much for your input.
  6. We give her 120mg of Attentive Child, which is Magnesium Aspartate. This dose was based on her size: she is a small 10 year old. (she only weighs about 54 pounds). I did want to note that she has been off dairy for 9 days and she has shown some pretty obvious improvement. Her eczema has cleared and her tics have decreased. She still shows signs of nasal and eye allergies. We give her Nasalcrom for the nose and Alaway for the eyes and these both help a lot. They both wear off and have to be given twice daily. When those wear off she begins to tic more because her allergies start going again.
  7. Thanks for your response. Does anyone on here know about which prescription meds seem to cause additional problems? We are being proactive and taking steps we find could be helpful: Magnesium-she's taken this for over 2 months, with no real change in tics. Epsom Salt Baths-Lovely for calming any child. Recently we are attempting to remove all dairy-too early to tell on this, but she had signs as a baby that I never recognized until I started reading more about food sensitivities (ie. eczema, early onset of allergies, frequent ear infections, more than average fussiness). I've learned
  8. Hello Everyone, I had a question and was curious to have input. My daughter developed motor tics that involved her fingers over a year ago. Her tics have been constant since they started. They do not wax and wane. They are not too severe. They do transition from time to time from one type of tic to another. Currently her tic involves frequent blinking and flexing her nose. She does have allergies and asthma associated with those allergies. Beyond that she does not display any other symptoms. She does not seem to have any behavioral issues or anything really besides the motor tics. She has bee
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