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It has been a while since I have posted. My ds is 11 1/2 and is finishing up the fifth grade. This has been a great year for his tics. They had been practically non existent this school year until the beginning of April. Since then, they have been very severe. He bends his back and his neck, and stretches his arms and his legs. His diet has remained clean, no illnesses, no new carpeting or painting, etc. We live in MD and allergy season is definitely bad this year, though he doesn't really seem terribly bothered by it, just itchy eyes. He is anxious/excited about starting middle school in the fall, though that's months away. Though he has commented in the past, he frequently says that he hates his tics. He complains in the evenings that his neck hurts. Whenever he has had flare ups with his tics, they have never lasted this long. I feel just awful for him and incredibly helpless. Any thought, ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

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My son experienced this as well and it was due to a sinus infection. He was not symptomatic of a sinus inflammation/infection but due to the tics increasing I took him to the dr. He was put on Omnicef and had to do two rounds a total of 14 days by day 8 the tics were gone. I also started allegra at the same time and will continue to use throughout the summer due to wildfire smoke traveling into our area.

 

PS I also give him many supplements daily and monitor his diet. It sounds like you do that already.

 

Good luck.

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My DD is almost 4 and recently she had head jerking tic after a 2-3 months having only humming tic , some times it was about 2-3 seconds apart. I put her on Taurine ( amino acid that i got in whole foods)and her tic reduced by 80% withing 3 days. But i am not sure if it is just wayning or taurine actually helped.

Hope your DS will get better soon. I always beleive if it gets that bad it should be a day sometime soon when it all waynes.

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Thanks. I guess I figured that he would have to be symptomatic! For your ds, the only symptom was the increase in tics? It's so hard to judge since some days his tics seem really bad and others just bad. Were your ds's tics of the same intensity all the time when he had the infection? I just keep thinking that it has to somehow be tied to allergies or an infection now that you mention it since we have not had a break with the tics. He would wax and wane. Also, I wonder with him entering adolescence, could this also be a result? He seems so far from that point physically, though. Thank you so much for your thoughts!!

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