Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders Support Group

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i am new at this i am wondering can they keep getting new ones

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Yes, they change over time. They get new ones and leave old ones. Some are enduring. Most morph, wax and wane.
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Hello!

Yes, tics will wax and wane (come and go--get better or worse--change or stay the same) from day to day.

My son is 7 and started ticcing in March (but I suspect he has been ticcing for longer than that but we did't think much of his "habits" till they were coming in clusters. At his worst, we would see about 8 differnt tics in one day.
Here is a very comprehensive list that I found online that shows you what type of tics you might see--or might not...
Motor Tics
Abdominal jerking/tensing
Adjusting crotch/wedgie
Arm movements - including jerking, rotating,touching, flexing, flapping, squeezing
Bending at the knees/waist
Biting self/others/nails
Bladder tics
Body jerking
Brushing hair out of eyes
Chewing clothes, fingers/fingernails/toes
Clapping
Clicking teeth
Clothes pulling/tearing/chewing
Copropraxia
Cracking knuckles/jaw
Extending arms/neck
Eye rolling/blinking/squinting/winking
Finger smelling/pulling/snapping
Flexing arms/ankles/knees/toes
Foot dragging/shaking/flexing/tapping
Hand fiddling/flexing/snapping
Head toss/jerk/banging/turning
Hitting self /others
Hopping
Jaw snapping/thrusting/cracking
Jumping
Kicking
Kissing
Knee bending/knocking/extending
Knuckle cracking
Leg tensing/jerking/extending
Licking lips
Lifting shoulders
Lip licking/popping/ smacking/pouting
Mouth opening/pouting/grimacing
Nail biting
Neck extending/pulling/twisting/stretching
Nose twitching/touching
Opening mouth/eyes
Picking scabs/skin/cuticles/lips/lint
Pinching
Poking
Popping lips
Pulling fingers/hair/clothes
Rolling eyes/shoulders
Scratching
Shaking feet/head/legs/arms/hands
Shrugging shoulders
Skipping
Smelling fingers/objects/hands
Somersaulting
squatting
Squinting Eyes
Stepping Backwards
Throwing
Thrusting tongue/jaw
Toe walking/flexing/scrunching
Tooth clicking
Tossing head
Twirling/twirling around
Winking

Vocal/Verbal Tics
Air Swallowing
Animal Like Sounds - barking/Quacking/Oinking/Meowing/Chirping
Belching
Blowing tics
Breathing tics
Calling Out
Clacking
Clearing Throat
Clicking
Coprolalia - speaking obscenities/socially taboo/inappropriate phrases
Coughing
Echolalia - Repeating others words
Gasping
Groaning
Grunting
Gurgling
Guttural sounds from the back of the throat
Hiccups
Hissing
Holding breath
Honking
Humming
Laughing
Moaning
Muttering
Noisy breathing
Palilalia - repeating ones own words
Screaming
Shouting
Sniffling
Snorting
Squeaking
Spitting
Squealing
Stammering
Stuttering
Sucking inspirations
Throat clearing/clucking
Voice - change in pitch/volume
Wheezing
Whistling
Yelling
Yelping

Hang in there!
Kristin
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