Julie - posted on 11/03/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son is 15. He was diagnosed as ADHD at age 7, but got tagged with Tourettes at about 10. We disagreed with the diagnosis for YEARS because we'd been told (initially) that his tics were a side effect of the ADHD meds and never got a good reason why they wanted to diagnose Tourettes.
Last March we went to the Mayo Clinic to see a pediatric neurologist - boy did our opinions change! He took a lot of time to explain everything to us along with what we can expect - and it isn't good for the next few years at least. Unfortunately, we also have behavioral issues to go along with it.
Is anyone in the same boat as us yet (or better, survived it)?