Kareninminn Posted November 25, 2011 Report Share Posted November 25, 2011 (edited) Hi, My 8 year old son has a probable Tourette's diagnosis. We saw a neuro who said tics or Tourette's and gave us his definition and it's clearly Tourette's. He has multiple vocal and motor tics, throat clearing, had movement, touching his nostrils and ears, rubbing his tear ducts. Once he let out a scream and was confused as to why he did that. An interesting thing I've noticed is most tics seem bilateral, I don't know if that's typical. I've read about PANDAS as he does have a strep history but I'm seeing very little there that matches my son. We were in the process of evaluating him at school for several conditions that may be related to Tourette's as well some other things that probably isn't. It started with throat clearing off and on which I assumed was allergies. In retrospect I think he had some motor tics too but I didn't make the connection. It took little time for me to see that I wanted to go a more natural route in treating this, the pharmaceutical concern me. A friend whose son has Tourette's sent me a list of vitamins and that seems consistent with what I've read here. Right now all we're doing is increase in magnesium and B6 through food, mostly cashews. I have Natural Treatment for Tics and Tourette's and am working my way through it. As soon as I can get him able to take pills we'll start adding vitamins. My question comes with a tic, he seems to be gagging on foods lately. More on foods he's averse too but even foods he likes. After that he refuses to eat. In the past few months he seems to have gotten pickier and pickier about what he eats. Is this Tourette's related? While he's still eating he's eating less and less and we're worried about what will happen if this continues. Thank you Edited December 1, 2011 by Kareninminn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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