troylarson Posted September 6, 2010 Report Share Posted September 6, 2010 Greetings all. I just found this forum and some of the threads have been invaluable. My son has some type of tic disorder, although he has never been diagnosed. He is 6 years old and has been exhibiting tics for about two years. His tics are almost entirely vocal. He does have some physical tics, but they are so subtle they're not really a problem. I have seen the threads and comments on monitor/screen sensitivity, and they caught my attention right away, because my son's tics have always been worst when he's playing video games or watching TV. We do not own any CRT monitors. All of our TVs and computers are LCD. I was also intrigued by the diet threads and comments, especially considering dairy. My son has an exceptional preference for milk, to the point he does not like to drink anything else. As a busy family, we also tend to eat poorly, probably relying on convenience foods more than we should. In the past, we have restricted the TV/Game time with a noticeable improvement/diminishment of tics. In searching through the threads, I really found more information than I could use, and it turned into a self-defeating endeavor... I was finding too much information and having a hard time weeding out what was relevant to my son's case versus what wasn't, so I'll just start this thread and ask straight away. Right now, we intend to get to work on a more scientific method of treating our son's tics, including keeping a food log, and my questions primarily deal with that subject. What foods have you noticed making a difference in your child's tics? Was there anything that stuck out? I've heard dairy, tomato products, and anything with artificial flavors/colors. I am all ears. Please help me out with some recommendations. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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