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  1. You should definitely see a neuro to rule out any other disorders/diseases.
  2. TS naturally waxes and wanes too, so it may just be it's natural wax going on. Changes in seasons also tend to flare kids up. I would also be curious if just the activity/excitement of the before school club may be flaring him up. I agree that diet and environmental can definitely have an effect, but sometimes it's just the natural wax going on. You're pretty amazing to be so caring and involved!
  3. I'm pulling my daughter from public school, just Math right now to "test the waters" and get her caught up, and if everything goes good then she'll be completely homeschooled. I know it's very common for TSers to struggle in math; what math curriculums have worked for you? Right now I'm looking strongly at Calvert and Math U See.
  4. We use the minimum dose of Tenex as well, which thankfully is working for us, but normally the first choice next to guanfacine (Tenex, non-extended release) is clonidine. You could try the extended release guanfacine too and see if that works better.
  5. You can contact TSA for a list of providers as well
  6. Hi all. My daughter is 6.5 yrs and has displayed tics (both vocal and motor) and OCD issues since 4.5 yrs old. She was diagnosed with a tic disorder and we were told to watch it over time and see what it does. It has constantly been on a wax and wane rollercoaster where they will slow down and eventually stop for a LITTLE bit and then gradually 1 will start, another, another, and eventually have full blown increasingly horrible tics until they gradually start to decrease again. The doctor had told us it could be Tourettes but unless they were seriously affecting her life they wouldn't medicate
  7. Hello all, I've been trolling these forums for some time since reading the Natural Treatments book. My daughter is 6.5 years and has been dealing with tics since 4 years old. She was diagnosed with a tic disorder and we were advised to just watch the progression. The Dr advised us that after a year it would be diagnosed as Tourettes if the condition persisted. No medications or treatment referrals were given. My daughters tics always come and go, normally developing a new combination of tics when they come back. In the beginning it would be new tics, but then seemed like it was always the
  8. Wow, this is so absolutely refreshing to find. THANK YOU!!!! I've decided to just start an artificial perservative/color/flavor & msg free diet for my daughter, and I felt completely overwhelmed, confused, and worried about starting it. It seemed like such an insane task to look at every single thing she eats now and (probably) changing it all. And then to find what she can, and WILL eat. WOW. This list has helped SOO much for a base, thank you so very much for posting it!!
  9. Yes! I'm about 25 miles from Madison!! I'm not sure where you are located, but Dean does have some doctors that are more open to alternative treatments. We have used a DAN doctor in the past, and currently work with a naturopath in Madison for the past 2 years. My son is 6, and our pediatrician is understanding of what we are doing, he knows we work with a naturopath as well, and it feels like we have a good team. But it did take a long time to find the right docs. We shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joes, the co-ops are great as well. We are GF, CF, and soy free. The diet completely chan
  10. I've read some rave reviews on this, but the price is a little steep for just a reference of brands, isn't it?
  11. Thank you! I'll definitely get to reading and hopefully find a good doctor in the area for help. I've planned to start cleaning out my cupboards today and replacing with organic foods. It's pretty insane to see some of the ingredients in some snacks of my daughters that I THOUGHT were healthy... like our Welch's fruit snacks for instance. I never realized it had so many additives Thanks for the reply!
  12. I recently purchased "Natural Treatments for Tics & Tourette's: A Patient and Family Guide" and have been reading it non-stop. I have a 5.5 yr old daughter who has had numerous motor and vocal tics for 1.5 years now. She was diagnosed with a tic disorder, possibly Tourette's, and we were told there's nothing that can be done to help her. The DR told us about medications but that they are brutal and wouldn't be prescribed unless the tics were severely affecting her life. We have yet to go back. I've been researching online and visiting different forum boards for different ideas and appr
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