Latest post on 2012/03/21 at 09:10:20
My son also has Tourette like twitches. He has not been formally diagnosed by a Dr, but is being followed by a naturopath.
DesertRose mentions the book "Natural treatment for tics" I also have this book and have learnt a huge amount both from it and from reading hundreds of articles and blogs on the internet.
My son's tics started when he was 6ish and it took years for me to put all the little twitches together and think they were all connected. He started with rolling his eyes, took him for an eyetest. Then clearing the throat, got his throat checked. Then one day the light went on for me and I put them all together and realised that all the little tics were part of something bigger.
My son tested intolerant to gluten, dairy and sugar, and a whole stack of other foods. It was pretty traumatic but we cut them from his diet, he started a regime of immune and bowel support and his tics have calmed considerably. He is now 13.
It is a very stressful on all the family, and I totally relate to just 'wanting to jump into his little body and take it all away' Doodles.
It would be great to see if we can all meet up, there seem to be a few of us here. Maybe we could form a support group.
We are 3 years down the road now and still have down times, talking to another mum who's child is going through the same would really help.
edited by aussiemango on 22/03/2012