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Old 01-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Re: Habit reversal training

Oh goodness...I know exactly what you are going through. ((huggs to you))

I am 65 years old and have had Tics all my life at almost every part of my body that moves. It is more severe if I'm under added stress or worry. However, the Tics them self can add extra stress, especially if pain is involved and in when in social functions.

I am a female and tend to have TS at a lesser degree then a male.

I was not diagnosed until I was 28.

When I was in my late 40's I started playing the guitar. I have to say that concentrating on the strings, finger movements helped me tremendously to keep the tics at bay.
I think any musical instrument that involves finger movement might be of benefit. Not sure, but it seems my body was able to relieve the built up stress from constant rapid movement of my fingers and hands.

Maybe it was the concentration , maybe the movement.

I have not heard about reversing the habit. I do not keep up with TS studies.... as I'll have this the rest of my life, anyway.

We with TS, are going to move some part of our body, regardless. The movement is just going to come out.

Bless you,
Pat
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