My Son Has Facial Tics And Grimaces. I Have Been Online For Many Hours And Have Found That Foods Rich In Magnesium May Help Or Stop These Movements. I Need A List Of Foods Rich In Magnesium Or If Anyone Has Tried This, Does It Work?

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Have you taken him to a doctor for this? There are some meds that may be of help depending on the cause.
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His doctor is aware and has noted it in his chart because he got a detention in school a year ago because the teacher thought he rolled his eyes at her. He also binks, shakes his head (this is his newest), opens his mouth real wide. She has possibly suggested a pediatric neurologist if this continues, but the meds they put them on are pretty severe, so I would like to try diet first. I just don't know if this is just a scam or if it really works. There are many articles on it.
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You need an evaluation by a neurologist. This sounds like Tourretts Syndrome, although clearly I can't make that diagnosis.
It is serious enough that he certainly shouldn't be medicated by a non-specialist before a diagnosis is made. This is not a diet issue. Please don't waste his time on remidies like that. You need a real diagnosis as quickly as possible. Good luck.
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My son has the same facial tics. It started 2 months ago. What have you found out since you last inquired on this page?
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Try epsom salt baths..  Epsom salts is magnesium they work wonders.  There is also a product called kids calm.  It's magnesium that can be mixed into drinks.  Also try using a b complex vitamin.  My  son has the same tics.  I'm also thinking that it has a lot to do with milk.
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Http://www.algaecal.com/magnesium-rich-foods.html

Also, have him tested for sensitivity or allergy to foods. Many children with tics benefit from cutting out milk from their diet.

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