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Laurie 07-22-2020 01:17 PM

Anti- anxiety meds that play nicely with Tourette's
My 23 year old son has Tourette's and severe anxiety. Some of his tic triggers are food including corn. He was given a relatively mild anti anxiety med, Buspirone and had a horrible reaction to it. I'm sure that it has corn in it since everything has corn. Has anyone had experience with Tourette's and anti-anxiety meds? Anti-anxiety meds and compounding pharmacies? We've tried herbal remedies and supps and he really needs a medication. Any help would be appreciated.

Chemar 07-22-2020 03:35 PM

Sorry to hear of the struggle.
It's not a med I know anything about.

As my son had negative reactions to all the medications he was tried on, we used mainly natural/alternative treatments. (He was later diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, which the Allergist felt likely explained his intensely negative reactions to the pharma drugs)

My son's anxiety periods were really helped by Bach's Rescue Remedy which seemed to instantly calm him as well as acupuncture with a therapist knowledgeable of Tourette. He also benefited from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which helped both the anxiety and OCD.
A 20 minute soak in a warm Epsom Salts bath was also very helpful all round (2 cups Epsom- magnesium sulfate in the warm water)
Jasmine essential oil and chamomille tea also were helpful

Sorry not to have any other anti-anxiety meds to suggest, but I do hope you find something that will be helpful.

kiwi33 07-24-2020 03:26 PM

Laurie, this information about Buspirone may help you.

Buspirone: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects -

Laurie 07-27-2020 11:52 AM

He just had a horrible reaction to Buspirone. Of course, part of it was probably a reaction to filers. Will be trying a compounding pharmacy.

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