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Old 09-05-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question 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!

 
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Re: What could be causing these nervous tics?

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that these nervous tics happen so often that I frequently have neck and shoulder pain. I also had been diagnosed with Tardive Dyskinesia at one point in the past.

 
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Re: What could be causing these nervous tics?

Sounds like just that. Nervous tics. My son had them when he was 5 and continued until he was 16...Now they are gone. Dr. said it was a very mild case of tourretts syndrome.
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Re: What could be causing these nervous tics?

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Sounds like just that. Nervous tics. My son had them when he was 5 and continued until he was 16...Now they are gone. Dr. said it was a very mild case of tourretts syndrome.
Oh okay. Thanks Flintrock. I hope it is only that. I take two anxiety medications which are very powerful but they don't help much with this. However, I also take a medication for fast relief of a panic attack and it seems to stop the shoulder shrugging fairly fast.

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Re: What could be causing these nervous tics?

A neurologist is said to diagnose. In my opinion most of the time I think the medicines they give are worse than the original problem because a person can suffer damage to kidneys, stomach, liver and even the nervous system as a result.

 
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A neurologist is said to diagnose. In my opinion most of the time I think the medicines they give are worse than the original problem because a person can suffer damage to kidneys, stomach, liver and even the nervous system as a result.
Wow. If that is indeed the case, I will try to avoid the medications. I do not want to mess up those organs and/or the nervous system worse.

 
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Hi if you ever find a natural cure for the tic that has no serious side effects such as unwanted hallucinations I would like to know about it. I did read a book about such things and some people were cured by avoiding substances they are allergic to. One person has a serious tic and is allergic to dust which of course happens to be everywhere.

 
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Hi if you ever find a natural cure for the tic that has no serious side effects such as unwanted hallucinations I would like to know about it. I did read a book about such things and some people were cured by avoiding substances they are allergic to. One person has a serious tic and is allergic to dust which of course happens to be everywhere.
Hello SJB. I will keep a look out for any purported holistic/natural cures for this. I personally do not expect to use any of these if they involve herbal remedies because I don't want them to contra-indicate my prescriptions.

 
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