Hi, my name is Laura and I am a mom of a bright, nine year old boy with TS. My son was diagnosed earlier in 2005, two weeks after his baby sister was born. Not only were we welcoming our new arrival into our family, we were welcoming a whole new way of life with our son and TS. Our family never felt so alone. We live in a small rural community in central Ontario with little resources for our family to turn to. My son's tic's progressively became more frequent and bothersome for him that we made this decision to start medication(Clonidine). The medication seems to aleveate most of his tic's but if he is tired or excited they all come right back. We wonder if this is true of many who take meds to control motor and vocal tic's? Have we made the right choice, we hope that time will tell.