Could you tell me what is the dosage on all three of them? What brand of magnesium cream do you use? Calmed his brain down so he could sleep. Gluten Free: It was a pain, but it helped, and continues to help enormously. We feel so bad for him. My 7 year old daughter has these weird hiccup like tic (they aren’t hiccups but look like it) possibly abdominal tics all day long. I am so relieved to finally find something that helps and pray that it lasts. Calcium enables muscle contraction while Magnesium enables muscle relaxation. I just stopped all medication like Risperidol and Clonazepam as they are making me add weight. My husband, however, prefers pills, so I thought we’d give these capsules a try. Approximately two years ago, my second daughter began exhibiting tics. His dad gave him a peanut butter sandwich ohhhh i was so mad! He also takes a multiple vitamin with 200% of daily value. Don’t forget they need to spend energy while playing sports and it is very good to play on music instruments. I have heard that you can increase the dose to the point of having loose stools and then back off just a bit. When he was younger, 4 – 5.. His head would jerk back and shoulders would go up. my daughter is 10 and we have been on haldol for 2 years…the neuro doc told me that this med should not be used that long…so i took her off—–the tics have come back stronger than ever and we just started on magnesium 400mg last week i just pray that the magnesium works….my daugher tics so bad that her eye blinking makes her eye infected…im looking for any insight!!! On Monday morning, I added half of the B6 gummy to her morning routine (giving the Calm and B6 in the morning, right before school). I really hope you are ok now, keep the faith! Not sure if this will work but that’s my hope so was wondering how your story ended? I don’t want to blindly walk into cbd oil store. Would you mind sharing how you use it? We have not at all cut out any of those things but are much more aware of levels of each, particularly the sugar. Because when my baby is suffering terribly, I would do ANYTHING to make them stop. We eat dairy and gluten. I started her on the Natural Calm gummy magnesium, and had immediate results. Testimonies said that help the child to concentrate at school. It’s hard being different, adding some of this, just stresses families, and kids with tics more. For the topical I do a back rub with the body balm/cream and use the oil massaged onto the bottom if her feet and then put light weight socks on. I watch my son every day. What proportions? He makes noises and licks everything!!!! The product we used is “CBD 10mg” liquid drops made by Garden of Life (gardenoflife.com) and formulated by a certified neurologist/physician. Kids with TS are already stressed enough. I’d say just see what works for you. I’m a mom of an almost 12 year old boy whose tics have recently gone thru the roof do to puberty. I will say within 10 I will buy organic when available. All rights reserved. Magnesium glycinate is the magnesium salt of glycine, an amino acid, and is the supplement most often taken to increase magnesium levels in the body. ( daughter is nine). So we Mammas and Daddas have to take it on our on! I happen to have some magnesium oil so I’m going to start applying. I tried from Whole Foods their Magniesum oil spay! That’s when I realized they were both tics. I was also advised that she was sent to a different, secure room for test-taking, as she was disrupting other students while taking exams. I would share my golden cure if I had one… XO, A. My 13 year old daughter has been suffering from headaches/migraines for the past 3 years. I also made my own from a silicone hot pad that I cut into cool shapes, which he likes better. Which cream Am I right in thinking that magnesium only works when the tics are caused by Tourette’s. So, having said that, it seems odd that you would double the calcium rate to the magnesium for the best absorption. I’ve also taught my self how to breath through them. CBD is also being used by many parents to treat Tourette’s Syndrome and other health issues that involve out-of-balance central nervous system-muscular conditions that cause muscle spasms and twitches. Is it? Is the dosage too low? I am definitely trying the magnesium, as I hear that also helps with sleep if you take an hour before. The only thing is, when you are older, you can create your own tics that aren’t that noticeable to other people. I don’t believe he processes his vitamins due to a gut issue. She also had low iron levels. I hear it’s so bad for kids. He can concentrate more … tired) the brain. Some other things I have done, for what it’s worth, is Natures Calm at night (magnesium based), soft music, very consistent bedtime VERY CONSISTENT and no video or tvs at all past 4 and especially during the week. I am in deep pain. Did a doc recommend it? I’m so sad that I can`t help him. My daughter is 11. If your child is currently taking medication, check with his or her physician or pharmacist to make sure the CBD is chemically compatible with it. When they do occur, we can attribute to too much screen time, not enough sleep and/or too much sugar. Wow, I’m glad this post popped up again! There are more sweat glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels per square inch on the sole than any other part of the body. We got her down to 25 mg at night and she still was so out of it. I was open to the idea of drugs should his symptoms become unmanageable, but until then, I wanted to do something… anything… to keep the throat clears, eye rolls and head nods to a minimum. So we will be more diligent going forward. Wondering if I should take her to a neurologist and/or get any formal testing done. I think we might give it a try. Jill – Does your son have ADD or OCD? The nutrients were leaking out of the small intestines and into the blood stream. I’m sure every kid’s situation is different, and magnesium may not be the solution for some. The tics are not gone completely but it is less than before. No sugar!! All Rights Reserved. Neurologist has suggested modern medicine, but I am opting for more natural remedies. I never went to the Hospital. Many friends in my private support group give their children melatonin. This does seem to work. He takes these with every dinner so as not avoid a stomach ache. We stop that—and all symptoms come back.. full force. Hi, I appreciate your information sharing on this subject – my daughter just began deminstrating tics (pronounced anyway…part of me now thinks maybe there were slight indications previously and I just wasn’t observant enough or making a connection to the possibility of tics until they became “obvious” – :(……; I have now been on a week-long, which I sense will grow to maybe many-months-long quest to research everything I can on possible cause and natural remedy to help resolve. When the blinking started, we knew something was definitely going on. Kidshealth.org describes tics this way: “A tic is a sudden, repetitive movement or sound that can be difficult to control. Yesterday morning, DAy 5 of supplements: NONE. How did you know it was the lack of gluten or just another time for tics to come and go with no reason as they do? I know he has TS……just hard to admit. Thank you! Is there hope these will ever go away? I took him to a doctor and, he said he would not even put his own child on the Med’s for this awful disorder. Do you have any food lists or pics of your sons meals? Thank you! Hang in there. Thanks! I hope you are well! Also, we give her Natural Calm magnesium drink – almost every night before bed. Magnesium glycinate has been shown to have a relatively good absorption rate with less of a laxative effect. These compounds have similarities as well as differences. Thank you!!! It’s painful to see my boy tic, as it is for so many moms. Tank you in advance! That could be okay! His accute cough since Jan. this year aggressively turned into his eye rolling in the last 2 days! When you gave your child Advil, how many times/day did you give it? They started a month after a fall down about 5 stairs, not that I’m convinced that that was what started it all, but it was coincidental. Then, immediately the next day, his eye-blinking started. It’s been very bad for a year. A 2008 Spanish study looked at children aged seven to 14 suffering from tics and Tourette’s. Have you try Apply Magnesium Oil to Your Skin instead? My son has tics from Focalin. Your email address will not be published. I did a lot from the advice from below…… We had seen a different Neurologist for 3 years every Fall when “symptoms” presented in the past….Then one Neuroligist telling us our child was ADD–because the Dr. had built her business on this and the other one one saying your child has Tourette’s- live with it! We have since gradually increased the dosage to 25mg/day…again spread out during the day, and we will monitor him to see if the tics are completely eliminated. I have learned that applying anything on the soles of your feet causes it to enter your blood stream faster than any other part of your body. Magnesium is often associated with the primary mineral for your heart and bones, but there is an extensive list of benefits Magnesium does for the body. As his mom, I want to help him. Hello, I am writing from germany. We are on Neuro Mag Magnesium L Threonate. . Must be really hard to not be able to help them. We still do magnesium and vitamins, but if his screen time goes up the tics come back. I also declined meds. It helped as well. I noticed you mentioned sleep on this list. Magnesium Glycinate before helped me with sleeping and anxiety for sure, but I found it could cause this "brain fog" or "confusion" at times. Just a change in diet. I am thinking of purchasing Ancient Minerals magnesium oil but I am not sure how often or how much I should apply for my son. He was later put on other high powered medicine but he continued to have vocal and facial tics. Thank you for this excellent article. I just purchased one. Chiropractors will sometimes work with the supplements as well. I had inadvertently lowered the dose of taurine, and yesterday he was ticking nonstop. I should have my order in the next day or two. Have you try Natural from Natural Vitality, are they ok for kids? Yes, the mag helps. This helps sometimes but he gets annoyed with it after a while and says he doesn’t care – so we just drop it. I took him to the doctor, because I thought he may have had something wrong with his neck. We do Intuniv, Tic Tamer. Maybe the MG12 website has more info. Thanks! Thank you. We are giving him 400 mg orally and within 2-3 weeks, the tics are almost gone and very infrequent. We give them magnesium and rub it on them mostly at night, but sometimes at other times in the day. A good dessert is a peanut butter, date shake: In blender, ice, apple juice, two giant spoon fulls of peanut butter, about 6 dates, honey, bit of milk, frozen banana or two…yum!! Or is Citrat better than Glycinat? I try to keep him very active and busy as long as he have fun and forget he has tics. We all drink it before bed- our new routine. It seems to me that the gut needs to be properly dressed with good bacteria before any supplements can even begin to work. It probably will not work for everybody and I encourage you to do your own research, but this has been miraculous for us and might be worth a try. This should be your preferred form of magnesium when shopping around. Researchers have discovered 3,751 magnesium binding sites on human proteins. Thank you. I only see two or three eye squeezes a day now. I did see a few tics, but, I would say (knocking on wood), there was about an 80% reduction. It doesn’t matter how old you are. I also give him epsom salt baths. They were there a tiny bit prior, but following a very serious infection full of multiple antibiotics, the tics have worsened. Magnesium citrate, while much more absorbable and quite effective, also carries some risk of increased bowel movements. * NSF Certified for Sport® I was devastated. My Son 20 year have motor and vocal tics since last 3 years. My son is 16 and weighs 300 lbs. http://happilytickedoff.com/2015/05/28/magnesium-and-tics-the-miracle-drug/. It wasn’t just the good nutrients leaking out of the gut it was toxins like aluminum, lead, mercury. There are days my wife and I can’t even look at our son because he has no control of his body. Check it out here: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/hr146. I also changed his diet to GF and organic. His developmental pediatrician won’t prescribe cbd and wouldn’t refer me to anyone who does. Many ts patients are really Pandas! We have not needed to do the rubs but I have to imagine that would also work. Acupuncture? If the gut is healthy and capable of working with the adrenals and thyroid, introduce the supplements carefully and slowly. I am thr grandmother of a beautiful 5 year old grandson who has tics. Glycine works alongside many neurotransmitters (chemicals in your brain), like GABA, to promote feelings of calm. We are AGAIN, there and here and for us it is 100% sleep and stress. It’s a focus med and, after years of avoiding pharmaceuticals, we put him on it. I’m 36 now and got them when I was 8. He said the best mix would be 600 mg of both B1 and B6, and 1000 mg of B12. We’re trying to get more and more people to support it on that website so that legislators will take notice and get this bill into law! You can google “nih magnesium tics study” to see the medical literature. They found that given magnesium and vitamin B(6) supplements the total tic score among the children decreased from a rate of 26.7 to 12.9. After I exhaust the theories that I believe are worth trying it is then that I will seek modern medicine. No contact from her teacher, to me, meant that she was able to quell them during school (I’m a novice at all of this). He was a construction supervisor that wore many hats. Copyright © 2021 Birth Faith. We do 500 mg Magnesium and B-Complex, sleep and life is stress free. Acupuncturist said can’t OD on Valerian root. I thought I’d provide some specifics on what worked for us. It has worked wonders for my family! I don’t have health insurance and live paycheck to paycheck so I can’t afford a specialist. My kids all like it. I actually heard this also. Doctor’s Best Magnesium supplements are affordable, compared to most other Magnesium Glycinate options. Advice appreciated. The medication did pretty much stop the tics and her migraines, but she was super sedate. Tics will disappear after age of 14 years old. But, we as parents will jump through any hoop we need to for our child. I like the Dr.Teals oil for it’s smell and it’s nice for a back rub at night. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. With daily magnesium-boosting, her magnesium levels should be restored in a month or two, and perhaps her tics will disappear entirely? Start eating right, and all goes away again! This blog article compares and contrasts the benefits and uses of these Magnesium supplements. It appears that gluten and dairy can be the culprit in many conditions, They caus increase in inflammation, and perhaps many people can’t process this. I don’t give it to my daughter every day. I recently tried this with my son. Here we are today! Good luck to everyone. I am also giving him B complex liquid. I notice when an old tic disappears. After much research, I also tried Magnesium (in the form of Magnesium Glycinate for better absorption – I got it at Whole Foods, KAL brand as that was the only one a saw) and within days his tics were reduced then gone completely after about 2 weeks. A Migrelief supplement was also suggested and I am looking into that, but if anyone has anything to share if there has been any correlation with this type of symptom. I have a now 15 year old who started having facial tics (nasal snuff, eye roll, forehead scrunch, rapid heavy eye blink, and rapid alternating eye blink … left/right/left/right) around age 12 years old. Hello, Apparently, I am back….we are back. And I would like to personally say thank you for providing your son’s experience and testimony of deliverance from this issue. Sadly, i can’t buy your oil in germany. This also made a huge difference. We ran out of her vitamins the other day and the tics came back within about 4 days. No additives or preservatives!! . Though, I’m focusing more on simply getting more magnesium rich foods into my son’s diet as opposed to a supplement to see if it makes any difference. I did my some research and Pans / pandas came up and said anti inflammatories for 7 days clears up tics from pandas. Thanks! Thankyou all for sharing and for your faith, I too am trusting our Heavenly Father for healing for our 9yr old daughter who we found out had TS last year. His clicks as he says, are driving him crazy. If your child cannot get enough magnesium from food, a supplement may be beneficial. Please share the name of the trace mineral drops you are using. However, for people needing calcium supplementation, the magnesium helps with the absorption of calcium. Please let us know! She has also been now dx with Crohn’s disease and had Transverse Myelitis as age 13. One thing that seems to help his tics are “stemming” with his chew’s. We’ve already made HUGE diet changes which have defiantly helped but we still have a loooong way to go…) THANK YOU!! We didn’t realize he had strep because kids with PANDAS often do not exhibit typical strep symptoms. Thanks I have these oils on hand and my son and daughter have been exhibiting more tics recently. I’m really starting to look into GAPS for him though. Help! And I’ve heard of them starting up after head injury’s. Just bought some Magnesium and supplements. Magnesium Bisglycinate is a lightly sweetened powder that is well-tolerated and well-absorbed. I would be interested in learning more on the CBD route. For the natural calm we use 1.5 tsp of powder and about 6oz of warm water. Try the oil along with the topical magnesium. She is almost 7 and just recently complained of movements which are new tics that I had never noticed and she is still not big enough to know they are tics. Hello I was wondering how often you give your child magnesium. We tried magnesium oil back rub for the first time last night and it was burning and itching, even on my skin. A week or so went by with a maintenance dose of 15mg per day and the tic reduction was still around the 85-90% level. My tics happen separately of each other. Important or else I would not be here posting…..but, we seem to be Once or Twice or more a year on symptoms….and I take all of the above on Vitiamin regiments! Please, don’t ruin your child’s brain with different chemicals, this is what our doctor said because they have very healthy brain. I would love to see more information on this as the magnesium deficiency angle is new to me. Be Blessed! I read about the different natural treatments, and went to Whole Foods to buy anything that might help him, as it broke my heart to watch his distress. Sometimes we do it every night before bed. She begged me to get the Topomax again as she was so self conscious. Specifically, magnesium glycinate is a mineral supplement that is made from the magnesium salt found in glycine. Also, Your site encourages topical application while others say it is inadequate. I encourage you to continue working with your daughter and use the various products you feel impressed to use.