Hi! I am new to this board and I am really in need of advice. My son has had tics since he was around 2 years old, he's now 8. He always has a vocal tic (throat clear), however, every year around this time he develops an upswing on his tics and development of a motor tic (e.g. shoulder shrug, blink, etc). They are usually never the same every year and USUALLY it goes away in about a month. Well, the tic he has now is a head twitch. I looks painful and I think it' contributing to his migraines. Also it' really difficult to concentrate in school like this. I'm scared it will last...i always am.