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  1. During two brief periods of time during mid-summer into early Fall when my son was 7 and then 8 years old, he had bouts of tics. He was rolling his eyes, smelling his fingers repeatedly, saying certain things, and making grunting and humming noises. Both times this happened, I gave him magnesium and things got better and I sort of thought it was just something he went through and was over. He has always had periodic worry thoughts, however, things like wondering if a burglar would come to our house, different worries like this would come and go but never enough to disrupt his life, more like p
  2. Thank you, JJMom and EAMom, for all of your helpful information -- it is very appreciated. I've got a lot of work to do!
  3. Hi, I'm new to the board and am in the midst of trying to figure out what is going on for my 7 year old son. He recently started acting differently -- it seemed to come on overnight. He started having tics like constantly smelling his fingers and then making humming noises and little grunts. He has had periods of jutting his jaw around and rolling his eyes, but I haven't seen that in a while. He is counting and saying the word "period" after counting to four, over and over again. I can hear him doing this throughout the day. Additionally, he is talking a lot more and saying some nonsensical th
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