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Postby CricketKeeper » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:18 am

I have tourettes, and it seems like my tics get very bad for a few months and then shift to mild for a few months. I have heard of "waxing and waning" of tourettes, but haven't talked to my doctor about it yet (seeing him in a couple of weeks).
I was wondering if this is common for others with tourettes. These aren't sudden changes, as my tics shift over a few weeks.
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Re: Better then Worse

Postby peccleft64 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:04 pm

yes they change over time.
I have discovered that if I can control tension
my tics are diminished
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Re: Better then Worse

Postby maksimniko » Thu May 25, 2017 6:18 pm

Yeah, it's totally normal!
My waxes and wanes are typically random, though a reduction or increase in stress can have a lot to do with it.
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Re: Better then Worse

Postby tokinouta » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:47 pm

Yes, normal for Tourette Syndrome. My son waits his out if he has a tic that is particularly bad knowing that it will disappear and be replaced in time. The more my son thinks about it the worse they can be. If I mention the word "tic" he can start tic's he hasn't had for years. We try not to talk about it.

When he's stressed he seems to get sever tics. What we called the "suicide tic" was the worse. I was glad when that passed. It's pretty rare but it does happen. :shock:

The forth of July use to bring on the fireworks tic. That lasted about a month or two. The sound of fireworks triggered a vocal tic. Now that he's older he doesn't get many vocal tics anymore but never say never with Tourette Syndrome.
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