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Your input into the Tic Parade will provide valuable insights for parents of children with Tourette, adults with Tourette in addition to health professionals treating persons with Tourette.

The Tic Parade is a library or encyclopedia of Tourette tics in which each tic is described by the person who experiences or observes that tic.

Some tics are preceded by an urge or sensation in the affected muscle group, commonly called a premonitory urge. Some with TS will describe a need to complete a tic in a certain way or a certain number of times in order to relieve the urge or decrease the sensation.

By providing insights into what is observed as well as what is experienced might help the person with the disorder as well as those living with the person cope and know how to deal with their tics.

When posting the description of the tic you wish to discuss, go to the appropriate Forum section Head and Neck, Torso, Limbs or Vocal and title your message with one or two words that describe the tic.

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  • Barking
  • Finger Flicking
  • Head Twisting
  • Shoulder Rolling
  • Choking Sounds
  • Abdomen Twitch


When discussing coprolalia, please use common sense in describing the nature of the words or terms being used. Although some latitude will be allowed in the use of the actual word or term, any exaggerated or flagrant use of profanity on the Forum will not be tolerated and postings will be removed.

Coprolalia - Involuntary utterances of obscene or inappropriate statements or words

See also Overview of Tourette Tics
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Choking Sound

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  • Choking Sound

    As a child, speech therapists were quick to diagnose me with a stutter as were other people. This was really the only symptom of mine that was obvious to other people as they could not see me count 1, 2, 3, 4 as I walked home or did other things, doing things in fours or other symptoms.

    The person who actually suggested Tourettes to me was a woman who is a mother of a child with tourettes but it is years later down the track where a shrink and my GP were the one's to look at this.

    It's annoying really when it happens as I have had people think I'm choking. One person even grabbed me from behind and tried to squeeze the chicken out of my lungs. The only way out was to put my elbow through his ribs. Nice of him to care though.

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    Re: Choking Sound

    You are not alone, I used to have a tic where I would exhale strongly and make a choking sound.

    Fortunately, this quickly passed, and now it's mostly just coprophenomena.
    Every feeling can be logically simulated.

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