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  1. Cheri: I have tried eliminating some artificial colors and preservatives as well as wheat and a few others from his diet to no avail. We are currently having the PANDAS testing done (per a prior post with you - where you indicated given his large time frames of waxing and waning that maybe it's PANDAS) but we have not received all those results yet. We did get a call tonight though that his throat culture was betahemolytic strep positive - but not group A. Very odd, he's not even been sick! Anyway, I guess I struggle with where to begin with nutritional methods and dietary supplemen
  2. Anyone have experience with Applied Kinesiology or Brain Balance Centers? We have been struggling to find any help for our son and it seems like we are going to have to go the route of alternative medicine or other treatments that are not covered by our insurance. Our son was diagnosed with Tourette's earlier this year after 2 years of progressively compounding tics. We are not getting a very good response from our current pediatrician. Struggling with communicating a more natural route to him for treatment and an array of testing (which he is not receptive to doing). We did just have the
  3. No we have not looked into that. I had thought about it but I don't believe my son's ever had a strep infection. Is that the only way to get PANDAS? Also, how would one go about getting that tested? Thanks again!
  4. Cheri: They don't often wax and wane to that extent but in the few years that we have suspected this I would say this has happened 3 times, where all tics seem to be gone for a period of a few weeks to a month or recently about 5 or 6 weeks and then they come back full force (for no apparent reason) and bring along another new tic. As far as behavioral/mood change he does have those as well. He misbehaves or is mean to his brothers at times as well as gives his dad and I the "cold shoulder" and won't respond accordingly to signs of affection. My husband wonders if there is a daddy/son l
  5. I've posted once before, but didn't get much of a response. I'm trying again. My 8-year-old son was diagnosed with Tourette's in March, although I've been suspecting for some time. He has bouts for months and then it seems to subside and go away almost entirely for a little while - weeks or even a month or so and then it comes back full force and usually with an additional new tic. He recently started up again and now has all his regular tics (throat clearing, sniffing, breathing deeply through his nose, picking at his fingers, coughing) and has now started to occasionally shout out things
  6. We are relatively new to this group. Our 8-year-old son has Tourettes and we are also relatively new to East TN. Wondering if there are others of you out there who have taken your children to a physician who has helped you without meds (preferably through diet or environment etc.) We're hoping to find someone who is covered by our insurance but know the odds on that are not good. We are very financially strapped right now (paying two mortgages and two kids in college) so it would be great if we could get some help that would be at a lower cost for us (i.e. with the help of insurance). I've
  7. Hi All! I am new to the board, although I have lingered over the last couple of months. I took my 8-year-old son to the pediatrician today for his regular check-up and mentioned the concerns that we have been having that have increased in frequency and type over the past year of the tics that he displays. His past pediatrician back in WI said that he had a motor tic (this was almost 2 years ago) and at that time it was throat clearing. She indicated that this tic may go away and another one would probably replace it. Which that happened - next was the constant cough which went on const
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