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Hi everyone, I have had tourettes since i was very little, and I'm now 23. I have been relying on meds mostly since thats only what doctors suggest. However, I recently found out tics are heavily related to food and also magnesium as well. I had been eating quite a lot of junk food recently, and a lot of stress from graduating in the toughest engineering school in the country, as well as looking for jobs, having interviews, my tics have been crazy. My tics has always been pretty bad, but there were some times that it was better. I have a variety of tics i do in the same period, and they keep changing. Anyway, i recently read on this forum about Natural Calm magensium supplement, and i started taking it last night. I also took it this morning. I'm wondering how long would it take to have positive impact on my tics. Of course it might not work for everyone, but assuming it does for me. Btw, I'm taking 3mg resperidone and some amount of clonidine that i don't remember the dose, at night. And i also take smaller dose of clonidine in the morning. I also would love to know if it is possible for a person like me to gradually stop taking meds and control tics with good food and supplements. Ive been on meds since around 10 and I'm definitely worried about myself in a long term if i will have to take them until I'm 80 something. But as i said my tics are worse than average a lot of times, so I'm not sure if i can manage it without meds. I would appreciate your input! Any opinion is welcome. Thanks!
My DS (10) was diagnosed by our pediatrician with PANDAS and is currently in the first month of a 3 month treatment cycle on zith. He has several motor and vocal tics and a range of anxiety and sleep related issues. This morning we took him to a pediatric neurologist for a second opinion, and as we suspected she discounted the PANDAS diagnosis and said all the emotional/anxiety issues were caused by stress from the tics. She prescribed clonidine to help him sleep and said it may ease the tics as well. Curious if anyone has experience with this? We are sticking with the abx but are worried that if we are also giving him clonidine we won't know if the abx is working. Part of me thinks it doesn't matter as long as the tics go away and my happy child comes back, but part of me really wants to know the root of the problem so we can be prepared for the future.