Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders Support Group

This community is dedicated to those afflicted with a tic disorder. A tic disorder is one in which uncontrollable muscle spasms that can range from small annoyances to major disruptive occurrences. .

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  • johncronin

    Tic Disorder support

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    hi, I have a tic disorder that is rather new. my parents believe its from my medicine but I doubt it. if anyone can support me by just talking to me and checking in on me that would be great. I'm generally a good person, but I have many other struggles too.... I'm looking forward to hearing from someone asap!
  • ce2016

    Any effective meds?

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    It appears people don't post on the TS forum very often, so I don't know if anyone will even read this, but I'll try anyway.I suffer from all types of tics, both physical and vocal. I constantly shrug my shoulders, contract muscles in my arms, legs, and glutes. I roll my ankles and constantly raise my eyebrows and brush my hair back, even though my hair is extremely short and can't possibly be...
  • My grandson is 8 yrs old. After viewing an accident at home in Dec 2015, he has started TIC cing. From the the shoulder shrug to now vocal. Vocal started this last week. Very loud, I am to the point of headaches. He is on Guanfacine and Zoloft. Small doses since he had a anxiety attack with Guanfacine. Tomorrow is Monday back to school, I dont feel like I can send him this way. Any...
  • Hello everyone, Just looking for some feedback from people in the know, as I believe my BF has a tic disorder or Tourettes.I believe that he is able to suppress some of his tics through Habit Reversal therapy, but some still slip through.He's frequently whispering/mouthing words to himself, occasionally jerky /fast movements. Seems to have a tougher time in certain situations. I've also caught or...
  • My husband was diagnosed with a tic disorder almost 8 years ago. He has seen several neurologist and has been treated with several therapies and drugs, none that helped that much. All the neurologist refuse to believe he didn't have some tic disorder as a child. All family members and myself all agree, as does my husband, that he did not have tics as a child. Even if they were very slight. ...
  • vbosch

    Friends laughing at tics

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    I have a hiccup tic and sometimes I make a high screeched noise tic. When my friends laugh at it, it's embarrassing and it makes it worse. I find it makes it worse if they point out my tics. I wish they would just ignore my tics.
  • Recently had a Tourettes breakdown. My brother, his wife & kids moved into my parents house while my parents are in A Z and me in a travel trailer on the property.. My bother and his wife have slandered me for years and said I was faking because of an incompetent psychiatrist said I was when I had mysterious seizures in the mental ward of the hospital and they heard him say it so to them it was...
  • Hello,I'm French and I'm 21. For 5-6 years, I've had some tics or habits that I do everyday :- I have to crack my knuckles over my chin, it's very ugly to see.- I also crack my wrists, my elbows, my neck, sometimes my shoulders- I bite my lipsI'm very aware of it when i'm doing these movements but I can't stop it.I would like to know if these are signs of a tic disorder. Thank you very much
  • Hello I am a 54 year old female, would love to talk to other adults who are managing Tourette Disorder and/or OCD, I have had this since I was a child but recently I had to take short term disability due to extreme tics that are interfering with my life drastically. this started in September after several stressors and difficult events, but currently I am trying meds which I have never done, but...
  • I was just fairly recently diagnosed with tourettes, and have had it since I was a kid. I have always been over sensitive. For instance if somebody rubs any part of my body more then a couple of times it will start to hurt and bother me. I have never been able to stand certain sounds like people chewing or swallowing. During the day I have to have music or tv on to drown out sounds that bother me...
  • I've had this strange feeling of poison in my veins off and of for 12yrs. I try to tell drs. but they look at me like I'm crazy. My mother said she had this feeling when she was pregnant with me. I have in the past used a fork to relieve the feeling in my arms(sorta like acupressure.) Anyone else experienced this feeling? I know there can be a lot of strange unpredictable symptoms with Tourettes...
  • deleted_user

    Tourette Syndrome?

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    I don't know where else to go to find support. But I guess I will start by telling my story. I'm not yet diagnosed, but that's why I need help. I'm going to a neurologist Monday, and I just wanted to get opinions before I go. Anyone who's seen my tics say it looks like Tourette Syndrome. I've been having tics since around second grade. Just where I would move the side of my mouth in a circle...
  • I am diagnosed with Tourettes. I've been coughing for over a year. How does one know if its TS or something else. Is there a way to differeniate?
  • I realize it may be working from a stress/anxiety reduction point and not at the neurological root but about four joints a day are keeping the tics down to about maybe one every day or so and then it is a matter of heavy subject matter of inward thought-thought blasters lol I used to call them-intrusive guilt natured condemning thoughts/feelings.Is anyone else here willing to step to the plate...
  • Im an aspiring acrobatic tumbler and recently iv been developing what i think are tics. Every now and then around 2-3 times every hour all my mussels randomly tense up for a split second causing my whole body to randomly jerk, since i do flips and handstands, if i tic while doing a move it could mean major injury or death. Im in love with my work and it brakes my heart to think of stopping as iv...