Is anyone familiar with Tourette's Syndrome?

Fawnette - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 9-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. Is there anyone out there who's had to deal with it?

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Kristina - posted on 11/10/2013

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Hello, I am 19 and have a rare form of Tourette's which consist of all the motor and vocal tics. I know from experience that keeping a person with Tourette's calm and stress free is helpful. I Have certain scents that help calm me down eucalyptus and lavender and coconut, you might find something that will help her but tread carefully because some scents make tics worse. Also some words, sounds, textures of things can set me into a tic rampage. This also depends on the severity of her TS. Like I said mine is sever, and what works for one persons with TS might not work for another. So good luck, And try to keep calm for her it helps.

Alycia - posted on 06/26/2011

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My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome last year. It has been a difficult road thus far with the Tourette's and the multiple comorbid disorders that have come along with it.

Naomi - posted on 03/26/2009

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Hi, my 16 year old has milder case of tourette's, but hard enough to handle none the less. All you can do is try & keep them calm & understand the frustration they must be going through. But do get necessary help for your child especially if they need medication.

Heather - posted on 03/25/2009

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NYU (New York University) has a top program dealing with children and Tics or Tourettes/OCD. It is costly but Dr. Barbara Coffey is renowned.Good luck!

Susan - posted on 03/25/2009

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Quoting Fawnette:

Is anyone familiar with Tourette's Syndrome?

My 9-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. Is there anyone out there who's had to deal with it?



Yes, I am slightly famaliar with it.  I have two neices and a nephew who have it and they all have it at different degrees of severity.  How or what were the signs that brought you to getting her to a doctor?  How is she taking it?  I think it is really tough on kids!

Kassie - posted on 03/25/2009

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My brother was diagnosed with Tourettes when he was 6. He's 21 now. so I've dealt with it a lot of my life. if you wish to you can email me at kasswitsass@aol.com I'd be happy to talk to you.

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