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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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  • Laughing

    Over the past week or two, I have found myself needing to vocalise a HA HA HA HA type laugh. Seems a bit odd even though I don't know if it is odd. Whether I've been at home or riding the ever so powerful 50cc scooter it has come to me.

    If I'm riding at the time, I have no worries about letting it out after all, who can hear me any way? At home, I have allowed myself to do so softly once or twice but softly.

    Thinking I should probably let the doctor know about this one I suppose.

  • #2
    Re: Laughing

    That's an interesting one. Do tics like this usually stick with you or do they disappear after a bit?


    • #3
      Re: Laughing

      Mostly I have always tapped or give off a choking sound. I have also done stuff like my head shaking without me realising. When all this started to appear from about 9 or 10 years old, I did lots of things in fours but not any more.

      This is new to me so I don't know.