Report Tic explosion in Tourette Syndrome and Tics Posted July 14, 2012 Hey It is a hard time we had same thing happen with my now 7 year old son he was 6 when he started his symptoms all of a sudden I have done a lot of research and it could be a number of different things. Most simple yes it could be severe ticks that will eventually lead to touretts how ever there are other things to rule out before accepting that diagnoses. It could be what take call pandas which stems from having a strep infection but it doesn't necessary have to be a strep throat infection it could be in her blood too. I would insist on getting a strep blood test done ASAP so if it is the cause of it you know. It is hard to detect the strep if you do not get it tested when it is active then its kind of hard to prove it is that ofcourse assuming it is that which it could not even be. But worth looking into. We go these blood tests done ASO Titer, Strep A Throab Throat ( just to make sure its not throat this is not blood test), DNAse b AB, streptococcal I would start with those there are other things as well but if its Pandas and the tests show she has strep in her system you can treat with antiobiotics right away to help her symptoms. If its not Pandas its going to be a long jorney to figure out what is wrong as it has been for us and we are still searching but we have had good and bad days that I can share if you want. Also I would go to a health store get something what they call acidophilus probiotic . It helped our son to help in getting his body more in balance.