Meds for tics causing tics!!!!!!

Sheila - posted on 05/31/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son is diag. with ADHD, Aspergers, OCD and now tourettes, the adhd meds caused him to start having tics, (we've just about tried all adhd meds) then we gave him meds just for tics and they caused him to have more tics, so now i don't have him on anything at all. He at one point had stopped tics all together and neurologist put him on colondine and he has been ticking ever since and he has been off meds for 2 months now. This really upsets me because he had stopped.


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Janelle - posted on 12/10/2012




Hi Sheila and Dana,

There's not a lot of activity going on regarding this issue. But I wanted to touch bases on the meds issue. We're going through it right now. Haven't found the right magical combination yet. I'd like to know why the neurologist put him on colondine if he wasn't ticking Sheila? I mean, I'm not against it, just curious. And it's very true that the tics seem to come and go on their own. Anything can set them off for days/weeks/months at a time then just subside.

I know I can always count on my son seeming completely normal during extended breaks from school. And if he's ill or under the weather with a stuffy nose from seasonal allergies then they get worse. If he's tired they get worse. If he's pressured or challenged they get worse.

Just confirmed with the dr. to start adding another med to help my boy (9). He's currently on Risperdone and we're adding Clozapam (I think), well I'll get the name when she calls me back. Good luck to us all and Merry Christmas.

Dana - posted on 07/27/2012




I'm not saying it's not the medicine, because of course I don't know, but sometimes tics do just come and go or get worse then better. I know we went through alot of trial and errors to find the right combo. Check out this video, Dr. Walkup describes a little about this.

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