ilovedogs Posted May 14, 2008 Report Share Posted May 14, 2008 I'm all of a sudden seeing new tics(well, they're a combination tic). Like an exaggerated eye blink that includes some muscle tension in the jaw and a slight head toss. There's a head nod, too. This combination is new. I'm also hearing some throat clearing and can't tell if it's allergies or not since he's done this seasonally before. Of course, the OCD/anxiety has been heartbreaking these past few days. He's been in tears on and off again b/c of an unwanted thought that plagues him. My questions is: how much of this is the pool and the chlorine or is it b/c I've been slacking off on his diet. Quite frankly, I got tired of the resistance to the nitrate restrictions, the restrictions on Sprite, etc. I've been allowing him to eat some cr*p lately but I've been letting him do this for the past 3 weeks and just recently(the past 2 days) I'm seeing new tics. The anxiety increased even when I was feeding him good, preservative free foods so that's why I gave up for a bit. Of course, now I'm seeing the tics. He wasn't ticcing very much yesterday morning but he went into the pool(within a few hrs of my shocking the pool) and it was like immediate ticcing started. I also noticed he tics more when he's out in the sun, maybe a photosensitive type thing? Anyway, I also want to know what the biggest preservative/additive problem is for our kids: is MSG, HFCS, vanillin, nitrates, etc? Which one is the biggest offender and what other names do these products disguise themselves under? I think it's time I start getting back on the Whole Foods bandwagon. I'll be heading there tomorrow to get our nitrate free meats, HFCS free soda, etc. I've been way TOO relaxed and I think we're seeing big changes here. Both with tics and anxiety! Thanks, Bonnie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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