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All I took today was 500mg taurine (no magnesium or anything else) and it had great effects all morning, started wearing off by lunchtime and has worn off at the time of writing this.

 

I wonder if it was the taurine or of it if was just because I'm usually calmer in the morning?

 

Tomorrow, if I remember, I will take on midday and see what happens.

 

I have a feeling I was going to say something else too, but I've forgotten (surprise, surprise! lol)

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Hi! I'm a newbie and I haven't figured out how to reply correclty yet.

But I did want to say Thank You to everyone for the wonderful information you've been posting.

 

I do have some questions, and when I figure this out, I will ask them.

 

-- Liane

Hi Greyhound

 

honest I wouldnt go up over 500mg taurine and if you arent reacting well to it you shouldnt continue.

 

each person is so different and IMHO one should always take little steps with supplements and especially amino acids

 

another reason I always mention one should work with a qualified person who can guide

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Greetings.

 

I have been reading for a month or so, and this is my first post.

 

First, I want to say Thank You to everyone for their time, effort, and dedication to this site. It has been a wonderful source of information and encouragement to me so far.

 

I have an almost 7 year old son who started ticcing almost exactly 3 years ago, for about a month. A second episode followed in 2007, also for about a month, and a third started this January and was by far the most obvious and long-lasting.

 

He started Bonnie's supplements in March and he is doing enormously better. (He was also on fish oil, and was much much much worse until we stopped them).

 

My question, though. He is 60 pounds, and it was recommended that he take 13 of the BonTech supplements a day. This puts his Magnesium Taurate dosage at about 400 mg/day, and I know that many of you use 500 mg a day. However, the RDA and other recommended dosages that I can find for Magnesium is about 150 mg for his weight. I am concerned about giving him too much. When he had a Magnesium blood test done about a month ago (on the supplements), he was just above the minimum normal range.

 

Can anyone help me with this?

 

Thanks!

 

-- Liane

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Hello Liane and welcome to the forum,

Could I ask you something, you say your son started ticcing three years ago, but only for a month at a time? Then you don't see any tics for a while at all? If that is the case, then how do you know it is the Bontech vits that he is doing well on? Especially since he seems to resolve before with no intervention? Sorry, have to ask.

 

Thanks

Faith

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Thanks.

 

You know, I've wondered that myself, but I'm afraid to stop the supplements because he is down to about 1% of the tics he had over the wintertime. He still has some occasional eyebrow raising and blinking, but not very much and over the winter he had much larger motor movements that were also extremely frequent -- every couple of seconds. I do know that the other day, when we forgot to give him any due to a hurried schedule, I saw one or two of the larger tics show back up by the end of the day that had otherwise completely disappeared.

 

But, we also took away almost all dairy, as that is a mild allergy for him. We also took away ALL TV, videos, and computers, except for a computer lesson once a week at school and an occasional computer game that he gets to play for about 15 minutes at his after school program. His worst tics were with computer games and videos, so perhaps taking them away is what made the difference.

 

He was also born with an opthalmological problem where his eyes didn't align. He had surgery for that, but close visual work is definitelya trigger for him, and reading and writing caused a lot of tics over the winter. We will be working with a visual therapist to strengthen his eye muscles in order to reduce strain. The visual therapist says that he has worked with other kids with tics and that the visual therapy has helped them.

 

So, yes, it could be any of a number of things that have made things better. But I figure the supplements do no harm, so I'm planning on continuing them. Except, I am concerned about giving too much over the RDA.

 

-- Liane

 

 

 

Hello Liane and welcome to the forum,

Could I ask you something, you say your son started ticcing three years ago, but only for a month at a time? Then you don't see any tics for a while at all? If that is the case, then how do you know it is the Bontech vits that he is doing well on? Especially since he seems to resolve before with no intervention? Sorry, have to ask.

 

Thanks

Faith

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