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    Default A question about Hypnosis

    Hi friends.

    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of Hypnosis helping to minimise the effects of TS, or to minimise tics brought on by stress.

    Just a thought.

    Angus

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    Default Re: A question about Hypnosis

    I highly doubt it would do anything specifically for tics, though I suppose it might work with stress that leads towards tics.

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    Xelebes

    Many thanks for your response. We are looking in to the price of treatment here in Brasil, and then will see what happens. I am clutching at straws, but my wife´s TS is a lot worse when she is in the car or in a stress situation, so, agreed, may help.

    Thanks again

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    Default Re: A question about Hypnosis

    The question then is how much of a difference is there in the tics when she is in a relaxed state and in a stressed state? Is the time spent in a relaxed state decreasing?

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    Default Re: A question about Hypnosis

    my wife´s TS is a lot worse when she is in the car or in a stress situation,
    As you probably know, tic activity tends to be exacerbated in the presence of stress or anxiety.

    On the other hand, if your wife tends to suppress some of her tics in certain situations, then in a relaxed state, when she is the safety of home or perhaps even in the care with you, she may feel comfortable enough to not suppress and to express her tics.

    In any case, Tourette tics are involuntary, and by making a person with Tourette feel their tics are annoying or disturbing will simply raise stress levels and make the tic activity more pronounced.

    Has your wife ever been seen by a physician who specializes in movement disorders and who has a clinical interest in Tourette?

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    Steve

    Many thanks for your response to my post. First off, perhaps I should say that all that I have learned about TS has come from this site. Before meeting my wife I had not encountered Tourette Syndrome, and in the space of about a week learned all that I know. It´s a constant process of being informed..

    I try my best to be supportive of her, and am fully versed that the Tics are involuntary. She is very disturbed by her Tics, and exremely shy of herself. Each and every day I do what I can to encourage self-confidence. Constantly.

    OK, I am wandering off away from the topic. She has a trigger point on her neck, so wearing a safety belt in the car is almost constantly triggering a Tic. In terms of stress, I think that I can safely say that when we flew to England from Brasil, that was for her the most stressful, and even despite some 30mg of Diazepam and 8mg of Orap, she was unable to supress her Tics - same on the way back, clearly.

    As a child she was initially miss-diagnosed with skitsofrenia, and spent much of her adolesence on the wrong medication, which did nothing to reduce her Tics. Many years later, entering adulthood, she was refered to one of Brasil´s top specialists in Tourette Syndrome, at Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo. From this consultation, she was re-diagnosed, and has been moved to the drug Orap, which she regards as her best friend. Certainialy I can see a marked change in the severity of the Tics when she was not taking it.

    Excuse long post, and many thanks, again for responding.

    Angus

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    Jusr an update. We eventually went to see a professional Hypnotist, and after two sessions gave up, because he was unable to get her to sleep sufficiently to enter her unconscious.. and so it goes on.

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