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Re: Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety, OCD rianny

Posted by Larry Hoover on October 20, 2003, at 18:49:16

In reply to Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety, OCD, posted by rianny on October 20, 2003, at 18:23:38

> I'm diagnosed as mixed anxiety disorders. My pdoc said I seem to show minor traits of each of Social anxiety and OCD. But, I used to have tics in my childhood. The thing is I still have this urge to make vocal sound, and certain tic behaviors (I'm 21 years old male, and my tic started when I was very young. Tic symptoms had been changed as I grow up)
> My pdoc prescribed me Klonopin to use whenever I need to. When I take it, I feel relaxed, but my tic symptoms tend to get worse. I know that OCD and anxiety are related to Tourette Syndrome, but I wonder if the treatment must be concentrated on fixing OCD/anxiety or Tourette Syndrome...or both, perhaps?
> I forgot to mention about this to my pdoc, today. Maybe I would on next visit. Anyway, does anybody have info about this?

I know this isn't really what you were asking for, but you might want to consider the possibility that magnesium supplements may help with your symptoms.

Med Hypotheses. 2002 Jan;58(1):47-60.

The central role of magnesium deficiency in Tourette's syndrome: causal relationships between magnesium deficiency, altered biochemical pathways and symptoms relating to Tourette's syndrome and several reported comorbid conditions.

Grimaldi BL.

Prior studies have suggested a common etiology involved in Tourette's syndrome and several comorbid conditions and symptomatology. Reportedly, current medications used in Tourette's syndrome have intolerable side-effects or are ineffective for many patients. After thoroughly researching the literature, I hypothesize that magnesium deficiency may be the central precipitating event and common pathway for the subsequent biochemical effects on substance P, kynurenine, NMDA receptors, and vitamin B6 that may result in the symptomatology of Tourette's syndrome and several reported comorbid conditions. These comorbid conditions and symptomatology include allergy, asthma, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, coprolalia, copropraxia, anxiety, depression, restless leg syndrome, migraine, self-injurious behavior, autoimmunity, rage, bruxism, seizure, heart arrhythmia, heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli, and an exaggerated startle response. Common possible environmental and genetic factors are discussed, as well as biochemical mechanisms. Clinical studies to determine the medical efficacy for a comprehensive magnesium treatment option for Tourette's syndrome need to be conducted to make this relatively safe, low side-effect treatment option available to doctors and their patients.




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