| | What could be causing these nervous tics?
Hey everyone. I have suffered from nervous tics for a long time. They started when I was a teenager as far as I know. When I was a teenager, I began shrugging my shoulders constantly at times. I was aware of the fact that I was shrugging my shoulders but I was not able to control it. Anyway, it seems that it went away for a long time (or at least I think it did) but then it came back recently in about June or July. Now, it seems that certain situations exacerbate them. They seem to happen most often when I am at home alone on the computer or when I am in a situation that makes me even slightly nervous. I think that is the way it was when I was a teenager as well. I usually shrug both shoulders at once but sometimes it is one shoulder first and then the other one right after it. I have no idea what is causing this. My mom told my doctor about it when I was a teenager but the doctor had no idea what it could be.
Could I have some form of epilepsy? I was reading about epilepsy online at ***** earlier and it seems that this shoulder shrugging could be a symptom of epilepsy. If so, can a person go a long period of time (like several years) without having the seizures and then they return sometime in the future?
If epilepsy isn't a possibility, what are the other possibilities? What kind of specialist should I ask to be referred to in order to get a diagnosis or can my general practitioner diagnose me? Please help!