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Hey all...i am new to this discussion board. My daughter is 8 and in the 3rd grade. She began mild tics in first grade and things exacerbated in April of this year. We saw a neurologist who diagnosed her and told us it would be a "long road" and that there is nothing out there cutting edge. I had a PANDAS article at the appt and they said "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?" "IT IS NONSENSE".

we saw an amazing specialist last week at Univ of Fla. They looked at my daughter's records that are marked with strep throat, ear infections, antibiotics, eczema. They are doing various blood testing. They recommended Omega-3s and Magnesium which we have started. Can anyone give a rundown of any other minerals i need to incorporate? ALSO, what about diet. Do you all avoid yeast? This is new and i am trying to do all i can. Thanks for your support. :)

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Hi Amy,

 

Welcome, we saw a great improvement with the B6 and B12. If your daughter can do the B vitamins you might look into that, it is better to take all the B's together, but some kids can't do the B-complex. (makes them tic more)

 

There is so much about the diet, if you look back at past posts you will get very well informed.

 

Hope you don't have to see that boob of a Dr. again, and glad you like the other one, sounds like they gave you great advice.

 

C.P.

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Thanks so much. You really have to learn to take matters into your own hands! After two years of being told my daughter had a post nasal drip i finally smartened up and acted on my instincts.

I will look at old postings for nutritional info.

I don't know if B vits come in liquid or chewable---my daughter can't swollow pills. i found a great mag citrate liquid and a omega 3 pudding like packet.

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hi Amy

 

yes, sadly, with most conventional doctors being clueless on much related to all this, one has to do one's own research and keep interviewing docs till you find one with knowledge, or at least willing to learn

 

here is the link to my thread on our success with nutritional supps

 

http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=687

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Thank you so much for the link. I am very open to using supplements but feel overwhelmed at it all---how much to administer, if i can get it in liquid (she's too little to swollow pills). As i said, we are doing calcium and zinc and omega-3s currently as well as a general vitamin. It's funny---since she was a toddler she has always had "itchy" tags in her clothes, trouble with socks feeling "right", etc. Back then i think i forced her to wear it and thought she was just being difficult---hindsight, huh? thanks a million for your advice. was it difficult to get your son to take so many supplements at first? i feel like i have to do a lot of coaxing to get her to take them and we are only doing 3....

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Thank you so much for the link. I am very open to using supplements but feel overwhelmed at it all---how much to administer, if i can get it in liquid (she's too little to swollow pills). As i said, we are doing calcium and zinc and omega-3s currently as well as a general vitamin. It's funny---since she was a toddler she has always had "itchy" tags in her clothes, trouble with socks feeling "right", etc. Back then i think i forced her to wear it and thought she was just being difficult---hindsight, huh? thanks a million for your advice. was it difficult to get your son to take so many supplements at first? i feel like i have to do a lot of coaxing to get her to take them and we are only doing 3....

 

My son learned to take pills when he was 7. We would put tiny candies in applesauce and gradually increased the size of "the pill". Once he had that down he learned to swallow them with water. The other option was to put the contents of a capsule or crushed pill in the middle of a spoon of applesauce.

 

--Judy

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Thank you so much for the link. I am very open to using supplements but feel overwhelmed at it all---how much to administer, if i can get it in liquid (she's too little to swollow pills). As i said, we are doing calcium and zinc and omega-3s currently as well as a general vitamin. It's funny---since she was a toddler she has always had "itchy" tags in her clothes, trouble with socks feeling "right", etc. Back then i think i forced her to wear it and thought she was just being difficult---hindsight, huh? thanks a million for your advice. was it difficult to get your son to take so many supplements at first? i feel like i have to do a lot of coaxing to get her to take them and we are only doing 3....

 

 

My son is also 8 and can't swallow pills. This is what I do; I buy vitamins in capsule form (clear gel cap that you can open). I open them all up and add them to some juice. I shake it up really well until it's mostly dissolved. Then he drinks it with a really large straw. I divide them up and give some in the morning and some at night. I also give him Omega-3-6-9, which is in a liquid form. I buy all my supplies at the Vitamin Shoppe. Let me know if I can answer any more questions.

 

Jane

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