Friday, December 03, 2010

Tic Tac Toe

Well, really only tic. We went to the doctor today and had her evaluated for the eye blinking thing. The doc said it is definitely a tic and is just another piece that will help complete our puzzle. He mentioned Tourette's, which I have read sometimes goes along with autism. Let's hope it doesn't progress into what most people think Tourette's is!
The main reason we went in is because our psychologist and our PCM finally managed to actually speak to each other. They agree with an ADHD diagnosis for now and a medication trial to "take the edge off" so that the underlying problems will hopefully become easier to decipher.
The doc is putting her on Straterra, which he said is not usually his first choice, but because some of the other ADHD meds can cause or exacerbate tics this one should be better for her because it is sometimes prescribed to help with tics.
Obviously we will be starting at a very low dose. 10mg for a week, then 18mg if she tolerates it well.
I'll keep you all posted!


Caro said...

Tourettes and ADHD are pretty common together. What most people think of with Tourettes is rare though.

MamaChristy said...

A friend of mine has a husband with Tourettes and like Caro said, it's normally not the extreme that people think of. He lives a full and productive life and is very happy. XOXO

PCOSMama said...

I know it's not usually like how you see it in the movies. I just feel bad for my baby girl, she's got so much going on. SPD, ADHD, PDD, and Tourette's?!