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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.

For example some topic titles could be:
  • 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

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  • Contracting

    I have tics were my figures go stiff and spread out almost like stretching also I lock my arms and they go stff...Rather tiring actually. Anyone else have contracting tics like these?

  • #2

    yeah, I've got lots of tics where I just tighten and/or stretch my muscles.. especially fingers, forearmes, calves, and neck. the neck one is the one I do't like, sometimes I tense and stretch at the same time and then it feels like I may have torn a bit of tissue. Ouch!


    • #3

      This happens to my son and it can really cause some frustration for him since he is unable to get it to calm down when he wants it too.

      He used to bang them on a table thinking it would stop but now deals with it better.

      Thanks for adding this to the list of might help others..


      • #4

        I do the same thing alot with my legs. I almost have to stretch it until my knee hurts.
        The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............