kuma Posted April 20, 2021 Report Share Posted April 20, 2021 My son is 9 and was diagnosed with tic disorder when he was four or five years old. At that time, the symptoms were very mild hard to notice and only there when he got a cold and fever, the symptoms disappeared when he recovered. During that period, we saw a neurologist and was told that we should just ignore the tics and carry on the normal life. A few months ago, he ate a lot of sugar and chocolate because of Halloween. The result seemed to be a sudden outbreak of symptoms with severe vocal twitches similar to snorting many times per minute. We got panicked and immediately contacted the doctor and once again we were told to continue to monitor him. We knew we had to do something so we read a lot of related articles and cases on the Internet to find help. At that time we came go realize that many things were on the big no no list such as high-sweet caffeine foods. This situation last for more than a month and we adjusted his diet by adding more veggies and control electronics, then the vocalization slowly disappeared, but the situation became worse. Instead, he nodded, cleared his throat, face grimacing, neck jerking, waved his hand, kicked his leg, and even repeated a syllable or meaningless word. We have all the possible symptoms of Touretts. These symptoms appear repeatedly and alternately, and his temper has become very bad and unreasonable. In the past few months, we have also tried Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, and diet adjustment. But none of them seem to work very well. Until two weeks ago, a friend gave him a milkshake, he hadn’t had any sweet drinks for a long time. I let him drink a little. As a result, he had the worst symptoms ever, the whole body twitches including twisting shoulders, twisting body and skipping. As a mother I had a meltdown, I just can't bear to see him being tormented like this and I desperately wish someone could stop all of this, and then I accidentally saw the Trigger book and quickly bought it online and read it. Many cases in the book mentioned that gluten free diet would be of great help, so I also started to try it. A few days later, the amazing effect was obtained. The previous body twitches that had made people break down were significantly reduced with some mild twitches from time to time. Just when I couldn't believe the results that I had found the right direction, reality made a joke with us again. It didn't take long for his tic symptoms to begin to appear again. Although there wasn't the most severe body tics, all other tics started to resurface. I fell into big confusion. Why is this happening again? Did I miss something? I really hope to find any information here that might help us. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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