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    I have te neck-facial-shoulders tics .For some reason they are worse at night and when I go t bed my legs feel funny like nerve pain.

    Anyone has experience this..

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    Re: tics os spasms

    I have not experienced this but I have had people with Restless Leg Syndrome describe it that way.


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      Re: tics os spasms legs and ankles spasms????

      Restless Leg Syndrome
      You said you know someone with Restless Leg Syndrome....My son who is 11 years old has been saying his foot is a he just wants to crack it to take away the pain... Is this a tic...I am a bit worried as the numbness means no circulation... Just wondering if you know anything and any one else experiencing this. thanks


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        Re: tics os spasms

        I have symptoms of RLS but it is related to anxiety. When I'm anxious I can feel my legs tightning up and when I go to bed the calf muscles dont relax and start jumping.

        Before bed I massage them with oil and it relaxes the muscles and calms me down.

        The label is off but you can go to a health food store and ask for it.


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          Re: tics os spasms

          I have been working with a Naturopathetic Dr. for my 8 year old son with TS+. She sent me a very interesting link to an article about RLS. RLS is believed to be caused because of a problem with dopamine....... as is TS and other movement disorders. The article links low levels of Iron to RLS. When the Iron levels in the patients were raised, there RLS symptoms were reduced or completely gone. I had my sons Iron tested and it was in fact low! I also know a woman with TS who's Tic become worse every time her Iron is low. The Iron is a cofactor in dopamine production. Raising Iron levels is not a magical cure but it can be a valuable tool in managing TS and RLS.

          Just a little something I just learned....Hope it helps. Here is the link if you wont to take a peek


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            Re: tics os spasms

            thanks for the information, my son eatting does not occur as often as I like. But when he does eat its not alot of stuff with iron.. But thanks for the web site. Lots to read, thanks everyone..


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              Re: tics os spasms

              I don't have TS but I have had RLS my whole life. In my experience (and my dad's - who does have TS), it feels like a creepy crawly sensation up and down the calf muscle. Having the need to crack a joint is sort of a tic, I think. My son with TS definitely does a lot of that. That is interesting that RLS may be related to dopamine as is TS. Stuttering is also apparently related to dopamine and my dad and I both do that too. I may try that iron idea.