I am looking for moms of children with Tourettes syndrome, anyone?

Chastity - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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I am the mother of a 5 year old with Tourettes, just wondering if anyone else is dealing with this!

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Janelle - posted on 04/18/2013

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Hi Sherries,
Rain huh? That stinks. At the risk of sounding like an advertisment I wanted to tell you about Crazy 8. I used to only shop Wal-Mart and what ever the cheapest sales were. But someone gave me clothes from Gymboree and I loved them, they fit him great and lasted a long time. So I started shopping the Gymboree sales and discovered how easy it was to color cordinate everything was. But alass he grew out of Gymboree (which considering their prices that was almost a good thing). But I discovered their sister store, Crazy 8, they have much better prices (still waite for the sales) and they go up larger in size. They still have lines to pick from so everything in that line is made to match. Love it. Easy for me and easy for him, (not like he's trying to match or anything but I like it.)
;-) Have a great weekend too, and stay dry.
Janelle

Janelle - posted on 04/18/2013

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Hey Sherries,
Melt downs are pretty common around here. Better now than it used to be. When the meds are working he does well, but he also gets super frusterated when he walks around in circles trying to remember what he was looking for. Or searching the same places over and over for a toy. As for getting dressed... forget it. Lately I'v gone back to laying out his clothes for him. He does okay so long as I point him in the right direction: as in I have to tell him "your shirt and pants and socks are on the bed for you". After that I still have to tell him to go back and get his socks on. My daughters are 7, They love dressing themselves.

Yeah, your nephew's sensory issues sound similar but my son's is not so extream. My son went through a period where he just couldn't ware socks. They were an issue of constant distraction and irritation for him. So I got him leather sandals and tossed the socks for about a year. Now he wares them just fine.

I just got an email form his teacher asking if I'd please sign the agenda every day. He gets upset when it's not signed and she's passing out stamps to all the ones who had them signed. I think the teacher's OCD issues are compounding my son's OCD issues. (hehe)

Have a great day
Janelle

Janelle - posted on 04/17/2013

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Hey Sherries,

Wow, your baby is on a lot. I wonder if a pro biotic would help our son too… Usually, if I can’t flush him out comfortably with veggies then I give him Miralax. It’s pretty gentle. Recently he discovered he liked Frosted Shredded Mini Wheat… poor baby, it didn’t go over very well. Sometimes too much fiber is just too much.

I’m in Sothern California. Green smoothies are fruit smoothies with a leafy green blended with it like spinach. Spinach is the best but we have to change it up with Kale or Parsley or almost any leafy green. My favorite fruit is the frozen bag of mango, pineapple, papaya and strawberries (I take out the strawberries, save them for a strawberry smoothie.)

I’ve seen buckwheat in the grocery store but it’s also used for pillows. I love my mom’s buckwheat pillow. Probably not something you’d try… Hopefully it doesn’t grow around you so it’s not in the air to irritate your son’s allergy.

That’s good that he doesn’t have a learning disability. I think so much is complicated in my son’s life between tics and a learning disability. I don’t know if I mentioned before but the official diagnosis from the psychiatrist was Tourette’s, OCD and anxiety. Then the school has their own diagnosis. I’m not sure if his slime aversion is technically OCD but the way it bothers him hours sometimes days later is definitely OCD. He also doesn’t really like the feel of things that are naturally rough like trees or bushes. He used to totally over react if he brushed past a bush, he acted like he was badly cut or something. He’s mostly grown out of that now. But I don’t really see botany in his future. Actually… now that I think about it, we should really start a flower pot garden. He needs to get over that!

From what I’ve heard, they’re starting to say that Tourette’s is the result of an extreme form of ADD. I just don’t want to try any of the ADD meds because most of the time they complicate the tics with one exception: Strattara. We tried it early on before he was being treated for the tics and it still made the tics worse. Or maybe it just didn’t make them better. I was hoping to get his tics under control just enough that he can be in a class environment then try the Strattara again. And FYI I think all the meds that control tics make the ADD worse. I’ve heard that from a few different sources.

Did you get a chance to check out that video “Tourette’s Syndrome: A New Treatment”? I have hopes to see it evolve. I think I’ll ask our Dentist about it.

Also, my mom (bless her heart) spent $300 for the iFocus plan. Have you heard of it? It’s advertised as an infomercial. They play a video game that trains them in memory and watching and waiting skills. It also comes with a vitamin fizzy drink, diet plan and behavior plan. Of course it dosen’t say it’ll cure Tourette’s but it promises to improve focus and attention. We’ll try anything.

Woah look at the time, I gotta get back to work! Have a great day, and keep in touch
;-)
Janelle

Sherries - posted on 04/15/2013

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Hi Janelle,
Thanks for responding. They say that tourettes is in our DNA but there is no one in either sides of our families that anyone can remember having tourettes so that in it's self is very frustrating.
My son did just go to the allergist today to see if there are any allergies that might be causing him to tic more. He doesn't have any allergies but his allergiest said that he has post nasal drip which causes him to cough at night and it makes him clear his throat so there are a few things we are going to start for him, small amount of allergy med and nose spray at night to try and stop one of his. Hopefully. He goes for a blood draw tomorrow to check for streep even though he has never had it. There is something called Pandas which could be an issue also. Just tying to rule things out.
I know there is no cure but I am willing to try what we can to help reduce them. I now know 3 people who have children with tourettes. Yeah! I've never meet any of them just know about them.
We live in Gurnee, IL and I did find a Tourettes Connection based out of Deerfield, IL. I found it through the Touretters Syndrome Association website. You might be able to find one through them. I have not been able to make a meeting yet, but am hoping to get to one next month.
Our next medication is Intuniv. My sister-in-law is a Pharmacist so I have her to roll questions off of when I need help understanding all the medical junk when it comes to perscriptions.
Great to talk to someone else who knows what the other is going through as a parent of a kid with tourettes.
Sherries

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Imagine76 - posted on 03/07/2015

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I have a daughter who is 8 who has asked me to find her someone her age to play with who has tourette too. Anyone near the Vandalia IL area? If so feel free to email me
imagine76@live.com

Shari - posted on 01/03/2015

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Hi, for those who have children with Tourettes, here in IL we have a wonderful organization--the Illinois Tourette Resource Network. It is the one that Sherries mentioned above. You can find us at www.illinoistourette.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/illinois...

Shari Meserve

Penny - posted on 08/17/2014

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Hi,I just joined this community today and came across your post! I am a mother also with a son who's 7 years old who has Tourette's! His tics started when he was 5 but they they were barely noticeable! So for the most part it hasn't really interfered with school or other activities in his life! My husband and I never had a reason for concern! However,when he turned 6 his tics slowly started to come out here and there in waves...again never became a concern in school or outside activities! Tried not to make a big deal about it!
By the time he turned 7 right up to the end of the school year of this year that's when my family noticed a big difference with his tics! When school ended,his tics started coming out everyday! From stomping of the feet,to eye blinking,facial tics and snorting and some vocal tics but not always! So yes I am a mom who has a child with Tourette's and I would love to hear from you and about your 5yr old child!

Jackie - posted on 04/29/2014

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Hello! I am a mom of 2 wonderful boys (5 and 3) and married to a supportive and loving husband. Well we were experiencing out of the ordinary behavior with our oldest…this led to many behavioral issues. He was a kid on the go! Our son was extremely hyperactive. Our initial thought was bringing him to his pediatrician. We had no luck! We heard a lot of “He’s just being a boy” by doctors…but we knew there was more to it. At age 4 my son developed a facial tic. We went back to his pediatrician to rule out anything more serious. He had an MRI performed and it came back normal. Several doctors and specialist later we are finally getting some answers. One tic led to two…then three...Recently he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and ADHD. Every day is tough. He is now 5 and a half and is dealing with 7 tics. The neurologist prescribed him Guanfacine 3 times a day. He has Occupational Therapy and Behavioral therapy once a week. I want to do all that I can to make life easier for him and his little brother who sadly is often “behind the scene” …Is anyone else going through or have gone through this? We are fairly new to this and any advice or knowledge passed on is greatly appreciated!

Sherries - posted on 01/14/2014

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Hello everyone, not sure if anyone else has found the Tourettes group on FB. I found it a few months ago, ‎Illinois Resource Network Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders. This one is for Illinois but there have to be ones for other states. Just thought I would let everyone know. They have monthly meetings in our area, other groups might have ones by your locations.

Sherries - posted on 06/11/2013

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Hi Janelle,
Just checkin in to see how things are going. So far the Intuniv is working wonders for our son. He still has a little head jerk and now a small vocal tic but nothing that has us to worried. Just had a follow up apt with his Neurlogist to make sure the new meds are working good. Hoping that this med will work for him going forward. Now that summer is here and theres no school I'm hoping his level of aniexty goes down.
Sherries

Sherries - posted on 05/06/2013

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Hi Janelle,
So follow up on my son's allergy test. No allergies. Darn! He does go back tomorrow for follow up and test results for the blood work. Oh well. The food restriction diet we tried did not help. The tic became so bad for him that we had to fill out a 504 at school to get him extra help. We have since changed his meds. Seems to be working. The head tic is still there just much less than before. His attention is much better since the new meds also. We think he might also have ADD. I did sign him up to talk to a therapist to help him deal with his coping skills. She said Correct OCD also seems to be an issue for him. Well that't the updates for today. Busy week. Can't wait until guitar lessons are over this week then we get two days of nothing but chillin at home during the evening hours.
Sherries

Sherries - posted on 04/19/2013

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Hi Janelle,
Thanks, not sure if we have one of those. Never heard of it. I'll look it up and see what I can find.
Sherries

Sherries - posted on 04/18/2013

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Hi Janelle,
I don't let him pic his own clothes, never have. I have an OCD issue of things matching. LOL... When he comes down stairs and the pants and shirt don't go it drives me nuts. I might make him get dressed upstairs from now on. Might motivate him to get dressed without distraction.

Teacher has her own issues ha? :-)

Thankfully my son has never had an issue with his clothes not sure what I'd do. I usually buy clothes when there on sale. Plus he's not usually with me.

Have a great weekend, hoping the rain lets up here. Flooding issues in our downtown which messes with soccer and karate class. Ugh he needs time outside to just run around. So does my 2 year old. Getting nuts in our house.

Sherries

Sherries - posted on 04/18/2013

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Hi Janelle,
I don't let him pic his own clothes, never have. I have an OCD issue of things matching. LOL... When he comes down stairs and the pants and shirt don't go it drives me nuts. I might make him get dressed upstairs from now on. Might motivate him to get dressed without distraction.

Teacher has her own issues ha? :-)

Thankfully my son has never had an issue with his clothes not sure what I'd do. I usually buy clothes when there on sale. Plus he's not usually with me.

Have a great weekend, hoping the rain lets up here. Flooding issues in our downtown which messes with soccer and karate class. Ugh he needs time outside to just run around. So does my 2 year old. Getting nuts in our house.

Sherries

Sherries - posted on 04/17/2013

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Hi Janelle,
Thanks for the green smoothie idea. Might need to try that this weekend. I've never given him Miralax so I'll keep that as a back up.

I do think he has ADD along with his TS but that is not unusal, if the have one the have something else with it. A little OCD also and def anxiety.

I didn't get a chance yet to see the video, but I am def looking into the iFocus plan.

You know my brothers son has a sensory issue, he has a problem with things touching his skin. He wears his socks inside out and they have to switch his underwear every couple of months when he has a change in what he thinks he can wear. Boxers or briefs? We usually get hand me downs that have never been worn with tags still on them because he likes them they buy them then he doesn't want to wear them. Ugh! Sounds similar to your sons slimmy things.

One medication that our dr suggested was Orap but my sister in law was unable to find any studies and it said not use on kids under 12. That is a medication for TS or Tics. We went with the Intuniv which is an ADHD medication but also helps TS with less side effects. He started his first dose last night followed by one the next 2 nights then twice a day, one in the morning one at night going forward. I'll let you know if we see a change in his TS or even his mood. He's been a little moody lately. Not sure if that's from coming off his Risperadon or if he is hitting puberty really early. He had a melt down this morning because he forgot to get grab is clothes from the top of the stairs and got all the way to the family room before he remember. Mommy had a melt down this morning becuase of his meltdown. I think I hit my boiling point. LOL... Don't think I'm nuts but it's easier to have him get dressed downstairs so I can make sure he's actually getting dressed instead of playing with his toys. Boy if this is what he is going to be like as a teen, ugh, don't want to even think about it.

Back to work I go. :-)
Sherries

Sherries - posted on 04/17/2013

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Hi Janelle,
Thanks for the green smoothie idea. Might need to try that this weekend. I've never given him Miralax so I'll keep that as a back up.

I do think he has ADD along with his TS but that is not unusal, if the have one the have something else with it. A little OCD also and def anxiety.

I didn't get a chance yet to see the video, but I am def looking into the iFocus plan.

You know my brothers son has a sensory issue, he has a problem with things touching his skin. He wears his socks inside out and they have to switch his underwear every couple of months when he has a change in what he thinks he can wear. Boxers or briefs? We usually get hand me downs that have never been worn with tags still on them because he likes them they buy them then he doesn't want to wear them. Ugh! Sounds similar to your sons slimmy things.

One medication that our dr suggested was Orap but my sister in law was unable to find any studies and it said not use on kids under 12. That is a medication for TS or Tics. We went with the Intuniv which is an ADHD medication but also helps TS with less side effects. He started his first dose last night followed by one the next 2 nights then twice a day, one in the morning one at night going forward. I'll let you know if we see a change in his TS or even his mood. He's been a little moody lately. Not sure if that's from coming off his Risperadon or if he is hitting puberty really early. He had a melt down this morning because he forgot to get grab is clothes from the top of the stairs and got all the way to the family room before he remember. Mommy had a melt down this morning becuase of his meltdown. I think I hit my boiling point. LOL... Don't think I'm nuts but it's easier to have him get dressed downstairs so I can make sure he's actually getting dressed instead of playing with his toys. Boy if this is what he is going to be like as a teen, ugh, don't want to even think about it.

Back to work I go. :-)
Sherries

Sherries - posted on 04/16/2013

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Hi Janelle,
There is never to much info when it comes to Moms and their kids. My group of moms talks about this stuff all the time. Sometimes the dads even enter the conversation. LOL...
Constipation is something that has been an issue with our son. Got worse on the Risperadon. The meds also caused him to wet the bed almost every night especially if we didn't wake up in the middle of the night to make him go. Side effect I found out about when I found out about the more serious side effect with the med. Plus constipation can do it also. He currently takes a probiotic chewable once a day, two chewable fiber and a Beano for his gas issue. Along with a multi vit. Our allergist wants him to take Vit D3 to up his vit D since those of us in the midwest don't get enough. Wow that's alot.
He has never had a learning issue. He rates the same as the other kids in his class. Someplace in the middle. His attention span is very very very short. Hoping the new med with help with that. He always says he can't do it because he can't remember which to a point I understand, side effect of the last med and now his neck jerk gets in the way. We don't let him get away with it. Some of it is him just giving up.
I can say the one thing with both my kids they eat alot of greens and fruit. My husband swears my 2 year old is going to be a vegitarian. She's not a big meat eater. We really love the frozen vegs in our house. Simple to make and a large variety. Brocolli and snow snap peas. If only've never heard of' a green smoothie. Ideas? We do have fruit smothies all the time. It's a favorite of the kids. Strawberries, banana and a little bit of real orange juice. Ice optional.
The only other issues with his tourettes is he does have an OCD issue when it comes to erasing and having to be perfect even when it is perfect. He gets upset when things are not just so on certain things.
He had his allergy test yesterday. He's not happy with me right now. 60 spots to test, only allergic to buckwheat. What the heck is buckwheat??? Has to have a blood test for the strep so the allergist can look at it, plus she is checking for glueten just to see. She did give us a nasal spray for night to see if it helps with his night time cough becuase of the post nasal drip.
One in a million shot that he has strep, but like I told my husband I would rather find out that no he doesn't have it then find out 10 years from now that he has had it and we could have done something about it.
You know it doesn't hurt to have tests run, better to know that you've tried everything you can. My insurance is really good, I just have to get a referal which that's fine. I would try anything to see if it would work.
Have you thought that about OCD as an issue with the slim aversion he has?
My son is on a waiting list to see a therapist to check for anixety which is also something that kids with TS have. Plus want him to be able to talk to someone other than us when he does start having issues with other kids as they are cruel when they reach a certain age. Something my husband and I are really worried about.
Thanks for the Dirty Dozen tip, I'm going to do my research.
Great to type (talk) to you. :-)
I'll keep you posted. Same goes for you, keep me posted. Sorry if there are spelling mistakes or other issues, sometimes my laptop skips or starts typing on the wrong lines.
Sherries

Janelle - posted on 04/16/2013

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Hi Sherries!

Yes it is nice to talk to someone going through the same thing. My son also has post nasal drip (all the time). I used to clear it up with Claritin or Zyrtek but I found it to mess with his mood too much. And his mood is a huge factor in his behavior. So I find the natural gentler remedies work better. He also gets bloody noses all the time. We use a humidifier in winter and saline spray when it’s too hot to use the humidifier and a little dab of Vaseline around the outside of the nostrils I think also helps. (Is this too much information? Hope not because I was going to get into B.M.’s next.

We also found that he likes the steam in the bag veggies best, (broccoli is his favorite). I don’t know if you have a picky eater but we did. And once the bowels slow down or stop everything gets worse. Tourette’s is a nervous system disorder and the intestines need that nervous system to work for them for them to work. After I tried the gluten free casein free diet (ever heard of it?). He was no longer a picky eater and no longer constipated. That helped with the tics too. But I no longer stick to the GFCF diet. It’s a pain and it’s not going to change his nervous system and I think the key in my situation was getting him regular. He’s really into green smoothies now :-) gotta love that. This issue is also important because with all the meds they’re taking constipation is always an issue (to avoid, that is).

Just curious, does your son have any learning disabilities? Was his speech delayed at all? Early on when my son was 5 one of my son’s teachers was convinced he was Autistic. He was later said to be PDD-ONS (Pervasive Development Disorder-Otherwise Non Specified). He’s smart, he connects, he’s not the picture of Autism and the PDD-ONS label may not belong to him at all. But strangely we just dealt/deal with a lot of sensory sensitivity. Like loud noises bother him, or even bass playing in the distance bothers him. Slimy things bother him a lot. He won’t eat PB&J because the jelly is too slimy. Same with bananas and cooked carrots. I would ask if you’ve experienced any of these issues with your son. I’m trying to still sort out if it’s just a part of Tourette’s or if it really is a part of the Autism Spectrum.

Good luck with the PANDAS thing. That would be awesome if it could all go away with some antibiotics. Keep me posted on that and I’ll hope with you. I wonder if I should have been more adamant about perusing that. My son was never tested for it. Apparently the m.o. for Tourette’s just fit the bill too much. Also the pediatrician said it’s been going on too long with no other symptoms that would have evolved if it were something other than Tourette’s. I think I’ll bring it up to our new Dr. just in case. Medical science and opinion changes so much form person to person and over time.

Also, I don’t think it’s in our DNA. I do believe something environmental is to blame. I remember hearing on the news how pesticides on our food are damaging to our nervous systems. There is also a spike in kids being diagnosed with Autism, and adults with fibromyalgia. Shop organic. At least for the dirty dozen and your meat. You can google the Dirty dozen to pull up a list of fruits and veggies that hold the most pesticides in your kitchen. Maybe even try the GFCF diet. It doesn’t hurt to try. Also consider foods that may not have pesticides ON them per say but IN them. Thanks to Monsanto, they’ve invented a way of putting the pesticides in the seed. If you can Google The Vanishing of the Bees. I think it’s still on Netflix if you have it. It’s a proven fact that Monsanto corn seed impacted the honey bee to the point of near extinction (well almost). If it did that to the bees what is it doing to us? Consider how much corn product we eat. Maybe Tourette’s is not in our gens but it may have been in our diets.

And if you haven't heard yet it's important to remember most of the tics go away or are more easily controlled as they get older. The toughest time is adolescence but they will have a great and successful life. Our assistant pastor at our church who heads up missions has Tourette's. Also a young man who just went to Film school and now has returned to the church upon finishing school to run all the camera work for our youth ministry also has it. They are Great People!

It’s good talking to you. Keep me posted...
Janelle :-)

Janelle - posted on 04/15/2013

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Hi Sherries,

You’re the first mom who's responded since I posted. This condition is downright scary to deal with. My son (9) has more of an all over the body twitching and jerking. He never had a moments rest while he was awake. Thank God the tics stopped once he was asleep. But still we had to seek medical help. The combination that worked was Risperdone and Clonazepam (generic for Klonopin). But because of the dangerous side effects of the Clonazepam (addiction and permanent brain damage) the Dr. wanted to wean him off and increase the dose of Risperdone. We did that, and it was successful with the addition of Zoloft. However even with all the adjustments and changes I've noticed all the tics slowly returning. The last Dr. I asked to help us was in fact a psychologist. Many people wonder why a psychologist but once you examine the medications prescribed to control tics for Touretters the answer is clear. There was more going on for my son than just throat clearing and odd body movements. He also experiences the anxiety and OCD that a lot of Touretters experience.

I’ve come to understand it a lot better now than I did when I first posted on this site. The next step for us is to go back to his Neurologist (because due to insurance changes I cannot return to his Psychologist) and see if it would be safe to slowly up the Risperdone. I too hate the possible dangerous side effects of Risperdone and I don’t plan on up-ing it unless he’s really bad again. Though his tics are increasing they are still manageable to him during his free time. They only bother him when he’s in class or trying to concentrate on something challenging i.e. reading, math or learning.

I’ve never heard of the other medications you mentioned and since different Touretters have different tics and different issues we may be advised to try different medications. Or maybe I just haven’t gotten there yet.

It’s been challenging for me to find any other moms raising children with Tourette’s. Have you found any support groups? I have watched a few videos on YouTube of people sharing about their lives with Tourette’s. I find it informative to hear from an adult (or young adult) living with the same condition. Someone directed me to a video called Tourette’s Syndrome: a new treatment. It was very interesting. I hope to see an effective alternative to drugs emerge in the main stream soon.

Good luck.
Janelle

Sherries - posted on 04/15/2013

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I have an eight year old boy with Tourettes. He was diagnosed when he was 6. He was taking Risperadol which worked good until about 5 weeks ago. The head jerk was to much for the current dose of medicine to help. After a more extensive look into the medication my husband and I decided to take him of the meds. There is one side effect that we decided was way to serious to leave him on it. So over the last three weeks we have taken him off and his head jerk has become really bad. Our doctor has suggested three other medications to choose from, Orap, Clonidine and Intuniv. Not sure which one is the lesser of two evils. Is anyone else's kids on any of these meds?

Janelle - posted on 10/29/2012

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I am a mother of 3. My son (9) was diagnosed with Tourettes last year. Today I am looking to connect with other moms who are going through the same heart ache. We're trying a new medication that doesn't seem to help him with tics but it does seem to help him think beyond the end of his nose. Usually he's consumed with thoughts of his toys (Mario, Pikachu, Sonic... ect.) And whoever he want's us to buy him next. Also spending time on the swings is a major need of his. Since the medication, he seems more flexible. But he spent 3 hours yesterday gagging and drooling because he kept thinking of his sister's squishy eyeball toy that he accidently touched. Does anyone know if these thoughts are considered OCD? Or what? Have any suggestions on how to help him overcome them. He also becomes irate if his sister shows him a mouth full of food they are chewing. Of course that just makes them want to do it more. Bless his heart, he has twin sisters to contend with.

Janean - posted on 01/29/2009

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This is so strange I just joined this group and posted looking for any moms with kids who had tourettes lol. So read my post my son is eight.

Lori - posted on 01/29/2009

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My 13 year old daughter has Tourettes.  She was diagnosed when she was 11.  She also has "attentional issues" and "autistic tendencies," whatever that really means.  She has been on a low dose of Orap since she was diagnosed.  It has helped tremendously, and her tics are completely gone at this point.  She was taking 2 mg a day, and we have recently (in the past month) cut her down to 1 mg.  She appears to be handling it really well.  She does have to go have blood work done once a year to make sure the Orap is not affecting her kidneys, though.  So far her body is handling it fabulously.  Her doctor says that most children learn to control their Tourettes after puberty.  We're hoping.



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Lori - posted on 01/29/2009

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My 13 year old daughter has Tourettes.  She was diagnosed when she was 11.  She also has "attentional issues" and "autistic tendencies," whatever that really means.  She has been on a low dose of Orap since she was diagnosed.  It has helped tremendously, and her tics are completely gone at this point.  She was taking 2 mg a day, and we have recently (in the past month) cut her down to 1 mg.  She appears to be handling it really well.  She does have to go have blood work done once a year to make sure the Orap is not affecting her kidneys, though.  So far her body is handling it fabulously.  Her doctor says that most children learn to control their Tourettes after puberty.  We're hoping.



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