I am a 32 year old man with mild Tourette’s syndrome.
I have had tics on and off my whole life since I was about 5 years old. My main consultant tic has been head shaking similar to how someone would shake their head no.
Thiughout my life I had has a few other tics come and go, like grunting, shoulder piping etc.
Very recently, about a month ago, I developed a new tic and it’s been miserable. I have been puffing air out of my lungs in these short quick puffs
when I puff it makes noise and people are aware. It draws attention to me and makes me self conscious, which causes anxiety which makes the tic worse! It is very frustrating
I have been focusing on trying to stop the tic which has been affecting my breathing. I focus so hard on not puffing that I forget to breath
any advice from anyone with a similar tic would be helpful!