is there any mums out there that as a child with o.c.d tourrettes.a.d.h.d and a.s.d

Diane - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )

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is there any mums out there that has a child with o.c.d. tourrettes a.d.h.d and a.sd

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Amie - posted on 03/20/2013

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Yes, my 7 year old boy has all of those diagnoses. It was explained to me by a neurologist that Tourrettes is a spectrum as well and under its umbrella are OCD, anxiety, ADHD and tics. Not everyone gets all of those but my son did. He is also on the autism spectrum with PDD but it was explained that this too is coming from the tourrettes syndrome. It causes developmental and social delays, sensory issues and learning disabilities. My son has everything. He isn't autistic. He knows others have feelings, different perspectives etc. It's called Theory of Mind. It's a lot for him to deal with and manage and the worst part is the low self esteem. He has repeatedly told me he wants to die and he hates himself. It's heart breaking. I am homeschooling as well as bringing him to school for specialist time : PE, art, music, library, peer group, OT etc. I am intensely working on his self esteem and also taking him to a counselor for it. It is helping. If someone's self esteem is positive they can overcome anything. That is my focus more than anything right now.

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Theresa - posted on 08/19/2009

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my oldest had OCD, thankfully, most outgrow it. For those that do not, there are camps like, 'Talisman' in NC where they work with these kids intensely. They all camped out on an overnight hike in the woods. He learned not to be so worried about germs. My middle child also has some minor issues, not anywhere close to the first. When Monk came out my oldest was thrilled to see other people wore their socks inside out just like him!

Tonya - posted on 08/14/2009

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I worked with patients with OCD..there are medications that are helpful and behavioral things she could learn to help her manage. I encourage you to look into outside support..MD, therapist, psychologist..etc

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Toni - posted on 08/14/2009

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Hi well I have a Grandson age 3(I have custody) with OCD,ADHD & Tourettes it is so hard sometimes. I knew of a family that had a 13 year old daughter that had OCD so bad no one could even go into her room she couldn't go to school & the home teacher had to sit outside her room with a mask on so she wouldnt spread germs to her. Through very tough therapy after 2 years she was able to return to school & hug her family again. it was very hard on her mom but they kept strong & did the therapy(hands on)forced her to face her worst fears & it all worked out not that it went away just that she is more in controll of it then it is of her. My biggest problem with having people make comments about how my grandson acts toward things. hang in things will get better if you work on them. Hope some of this helps

Amanda - posted on 08/14/2009

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My 6 year old daughter has just started displaying some OCD symptoms in the last month. She requires constant reassurance, her language has become totally passive in the fear that she is lying about something or that she has misbehaved and she is always fearful that she is peeing or pooping her pants, even though she never does. I have got her into play therapy and I'm trying to do some EMDR techniques to help with the looping thoughts, has anyone tried acupuncture or homeopathic remedies for OCD?

Claudia - posted on 08/13/2009

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These kids diagnosed with ADHD need to be observed for food sensitivity. Food dyes, artificial flavorings and preservatives are poisoning our children. Even many of the pediatric medications are full of dye. My grandson had a horrible reaction to Amoxicillin. People need to start paying attention to all the dyes, red #40, yellow #5, these are toxic to many children and changes there behavior enormously.

Angela - posted on 08/11/2009

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My oldest son was diagnosed ADHD in Kindergarten. He is the lowest dose possible of Vyvanse and it has helped him tremendously. The pediatrician said my youngest son would be diagnosed around 3 years of age when he was only 17 months old. He hasn't slowed down a bit. Big brother's school personnel has only seen little brother a couple of times secured in his stroller and they have questioned if he's had any ADHD. Anyone who knows my boys well will tell you the youngest is worse than the oldest when it comes to ADHD.

Kellie - posted on 08/10/2009

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my daughter age 16, has a mild form of OCD, she has to wash her hands a lot and i make sure she has hand sanitizer with her she also has to have her "bubble of protection" ( don't invade her 'space') the thing i miss the most is i rarely get a hug from her anymore.

User - posted on 12/02/2008

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Yes my son has ADHD. After much resistance to medication, the pediartric neurologist recommended Vyvanse. We started on the lowest dosage and it has been a lifesaver. He is getting so much more done in school. The way I see it is if he were a diabetic and needed insulin I would move heaven and earth to do it. Same principle applies. Do your research and ask ALOT of questions. The more informed you are the better your decisions will be.

Kelly - posted on 12/02/2008

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the doctor claims my 7 yr old has it, it started w/her 1st grade teacher saying she has it and she needs medicine, well a new state a new school and the teacher says out with the medicine shes doing great. i told the doc i dont see a difference, shes gone from 8-4 at school and when shes home shes like any other child. so he put hre on 20mg on the week days and 30 on the weekends... me, my husband and her teacher and counslor want to ween her off of it.. the teacher say shes normal as any other kid in her class. her report card was a's, b's and 2 c's! her first grade teacher is just on crack!

Nai - posted on 12/02/2008

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My son has ADHD & Bipolar. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 yrs. old. Although the Pediatrician mentioned at 3 yrs. old that he would eventually get the diagnosis. The Bipolar did not manifest until he hit puberty at 12 yrs. old and ended up in the hospital.

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