mgullion Posted March 31, 2014 Report Share Posted March 31, 2014 Hi all! My name is Megan and I'm new here so wanted to first introduce myself. I feel like I could go into a long story of how things have progressed for my son, but I'll try to keep it short and to the point. My son is 8 years old and has had tics off and on for many years. Right now it's the worst it has ever been. He's making a snorting type noise and clearing his throat all the time...sometimes it gets so bad that it's constant with only a second or two in between. When this gets bad, others start to show up...pushing his chin up, pulling on his eye lashes. Last night he could't get to sleep and he just lost it and started to say he would rather die than live like this. So...we believe that seasonal allergies are his biggest trigger. We are looking into taking him to an allergy Dr. and know that it's likely that they will want to have him come in for allergy shots. I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this and if it helped or possibly even made things worse because of the medicine? We can hear, sometimes that he does have some drainage...allergies in our area are just so bad...our whole family has them. He has been on Allegra for a while and it's just not working now, so we switched him to Zyrtec yesterday....too early to say how that is working. The other things he takes are: Probiotics, Enzymes, DHA, EPA, Multivitamin (dye and flavor free), lavender, lemon and peppermint pure essential oils, and we do a massage with essential oils morning and sometimes both morning and night. We use natural, homemade cleaning products and soaps. In his diet we have taken out gluten, and all artificial colors and flavors and do mostly non gmo and organic. We've cut back on sugar but not cut it out completely. Sorry if this is all over the place...my main concern is what to do about his allergies, because I really believe this is his biggest trigger and I'm just not sure what to do or if I should go down the road of seeing the Allergist. If there are other posts out there, feel free to link them to me! Thanks so much everyone!!! God bless! Megan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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