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Thank you so much to everyone who participates in these forums. I have already found so much comfort and support in reading your words over the past year when our son started having vocal tics out of the blue. I am sharing our story for the first time now because of some recent developments that are causing us great concern. I have tried to provide as much information as possible and apologize for the very long post. I am posting this in the PANDAS forum but am not sure if the Tourette forum fits our son's profile better. Mid-February (2015): Our just-turned-four year old son, “A,” start
I have a violent head tic, I jerk my head forward ( jutting my chin out) I do this approx every 3-4 seconds all day every day. I have had this tic for 27 years continuously. I am in extreme pain in both neck, head and upper shoulders, which are constantly tense. I am now experiencing a burning sensation under my skull ( as apposed to on skin) I am sure this is as a result of the tic. Does anyone else have this or a similar tic that has been ongoing long term Any advice would be great I am sure i am doing physical damage now !!!
My son is 19 years old. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at a young age and we're just looking for advice now. He is very intelligent academically, and is now attending college, but his uncle has a very similar diagnosis and he is 53 and still lives with his mother and we just don't want this for him. We really want to help him be independent. One of the biggest issues is that he really struggles to think outside of the context of himself. When he is upset, he claims himself as the victim. When there is a conversation, he turns it back to himself (ex: if we're talking about the British royal fami