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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.

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  • 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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Tic Severity During Summer

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  • Tic Severity During Summer

    Do you find that your tics increase or decrease during the summer?

    Do you find any difference throughout the year?

    With summer vacation coming up, are you looking forward to your vacation plans therefore, decreasing your stress?

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    Tic Severity During Summer

    Mine get worse during the late spring/early summer (meaning now) because of my grass allergy.

    Other than that, I think they're fairly consistent year-round.


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      Tic Severity During Summer

      I think mine only get worse during summer is due to my activity level goes up. When Im playing a sport or exercising my tics get worse. But from the season itself, not really. But I also dont have any allergies and Im sure those could also affect people TS.
      The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............