February 22, 2023
Sophia's tics began abruptly after her ninth birthday, and once they started, they never stopped. She received a diagnosis of Tourette's Syndrome approximately one year after the initial onset of symptoms. We were told by most of the various specialists we visited that she would likely outgrow her tics, or at the very least they would lessen in severity over time. Unfortunately, this never happened and they only increased with time.
Over the years, we tried everything we could. We tried all traditional medications and non-traditional treatments, and nothing was working. If you can name it, we have likely tried it. Nothing ever helped in a significant way.