twobit Posted May 14, 2008 Report Share Posted May 14, 2008 New to board - here's my story and question. My 8yr old daughter tested positive for strep, so both she and my 3.5 yr old son went on antibiotics. 10 days later, my son finished his dose and then 4 days after that, he started an incessant throat clearing. Just woke up and it was there for the first time ever. Three days later, he was still clearing his nose, running his fingers down his nose and then resting them on his nostrils, was hyper and eating much more than usual. Took him to the doc that night, they did a strep test which came back negative (ANTI STREP O and it came back at 51%) and then gave me some Clonidine for the tics. We gave him one tiny dose, hated the results and stopped. Got an appointment with the regular pediatrician and she made appointments with a neurologist and psychiatrist. Neurologist ran tests on thyroid (T3 & T4) because he didnt want to say these were tics ... yet. We have the follow up tomorrow. My question is about tics. My son will either clear his throat if his hands are busy or touch his eyes, ears, nose, leg, or just about anything if he is not clearing his throat. These go on all the time while he is awake unless he is concentrating on something, like when he watches TV, he can sit there motionless wihtout coughing, but with his fingers resting on the tip of his nose. He can sit and make stuff out of lego for an hour and only cough. None of these actions are instantaneous. He takes a deep breath to clear his throat and sometimes will scratch his ear with my hand if we are holding hands. He can also machine gun several short breaths before saying words instead of one cough. Are all of these tics? They are not jerky or instantaneous. He tells us that he has a tingle that starts in his ear, moves down his throat and goes to his stomach. Aside from being a slightly more moody and hyper, he's the same. This is all very strange and confusing for me since neither side of our family has a history of TS. Dont like the same response from every doc so far: He'll probably grow out of it. Wait a year and if theyre still there, then we'll talk TS. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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