Hello. You can call me K.. I'm new to this site. 16 years old. diagnosed with tourette's about three years ago. I've been ticcing for as long as I can remember, but I only found out there was a name for it when I was 13.
My only vocal tics are sniffling and throat clearing, but I have a loott of motor tics including a bunch of hand tics that have started to make my hands sore, ahah.
My neurologist put me on this medication, Imipramine, that's supposed to have started working by now but I don't see much of a difference besides medicinal side effects. Tics get worse when I'm stressed or anxious, as I'm sure you guys are aware, because you probably know what that feels like. It sucks, truly. It doesn't let me sleep and it makes me feel soo self-conscious outside. I suppose I should feel grateful since I don't have corporalia or other more "disruptive" (not meant to be offensive, I'm sorry) tics but honestly it can just be so hard sometimes.
Anyways.. just wanted to introduce myself here, maybe make some friends. hmu if anyone wants to talk (: