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Out of control Tourettes........

Posted by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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My son was diagnosed with tourettes syndrome on top of his ADHD and other issues over the summer. For a while after the diagnosis the tics went away completely but here in the last month they have returned and they are terrible. Any ideas of what I can do to help them to stop. They involve eye blinkin, head jerking and mouth twisting. It breaks my heart to watch him have his tics and know that there is nothing i can do to stop them. 

by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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letstalk747
by Joy on Dec. 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

any med changes ?

stress from the holidays ? or ?

various tics come and go with my  son the more stressed or anxious the more tics

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Dec. 2, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Joy has some great advice.  Welcome!

Cindy18
by Gold Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 5:49 AM

Welcome to the group!

I don't know much about Tourettes. I have heard that stress does make tics worse.... 

SamMom912
by Silver Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:59 AM

I too was wondered about the stress of the season adding to his issue. 

Can you let him have a down free time/day/weekend... See if he relaxes a bit? 

lillettemomma
by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM
I was never diagnosed but when I am off my meds I have a bad vocal and physical tic..... mine gets alot worse when I am tired
mandee1503
by Amanda on Dec. 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Welcome! These ladies have wonderful ideas. I'm thinking maybe stress of some kind also.
Hottubgodess
by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Welcome to the holidays!!!!  Stress (they pick up all our stress and add it to their own) can cause relapses, as well as school crazyness (I see my Aspie suffer more anxiety this time of year).  

Ask him.  He may tell you.  :)  

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