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**Facial tics, no diagnosis, PLEASE HELP...

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  • Posted By: ozmoses
  • March 24, 2008
  • 06:56 AM

Hello,
I am a 36 year old white male, in generally good health. Since I was 8 years old I've had a tic disorder that I've apparently managed to keep well hidden. It was very visible when I was a child where I'd be stretching my neck a turning my face upwards, sometime sticking out my tongue etc. It was embarrasing.
Now and over the years I twitch my nose constantly, flex the muscles in my neck area and flex my upper back neck muscles putting alot of pressure on the area. This is really bothering me and I don't know where to go.
I have been diagnosed as hypothryoid and the medication hasn't had an impact for my low energy and back pain, I'm taking citalopram to minimize my irritability and I generally have low energy. My ability to concentrate/focus has always been low and I have relatively poor memory.
FYI, I do have an MBA and run a successful business, so I'm obviously able to function. I truly would like to find answer to the tic problems as I believe that their root may be part of some of my other issues.
Thanks in advance

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  • What medications are you on? Hello,I am a 36 year old white male, in generally good health. Since I was 8 years old I've had a tic disorder that I've apparently managed to keep well hidden. It was very visible when I was a child where I'd be stretching my neck a turning my face upwards, sometime sticking out my tongue etc. It was embarrasing.Now and over the years I twitch my nose constantly, flex the muscles in my neck area and flex my upper back neck muscles putting alot of pressure on the area. This is really bothering me and I don't know where to go.I have been diagnosed as hypothryoid and the medication hasn't had an impact for my low energy and back pain, I'm taking citalopram to minimize my irritability and I generally have low energy. My ability to concentrate/focus has always been low and I have relatively poor memory.FYI, I do have an MBA and run a successful business, so I'm obviously able to function. I truly would like to find answer to the tic problems as I believe that their root may be part of some of my other issues.Thanks in advance
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you looked in to Tourettes? Most people think this involves verbal outbursts but this is not always the case - sometimes a facial tic or other repetitive movement is the only sign.Good luck.
    Lane123 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you looked in to Tourettes? Most people think this involves verbal outbursts but this is not always the case - sometimes a facial tic or other repetitive movement is the only sign.Good luck. Adults who have tics generally are not classified as having tourettes, but are simply said to have a "tic disorder." It's not very uncommon. In fact, my father, brother, and I, myself have tic disorders to a certain degree... It does not bother my father or brother enough for them to seek treatment, but I personally have discussed it with my neurologist. His response was that it is only treatable with medication to control the impulses. Personally it was not something I was interested in, but for me, my tics are controlled well enough that I can hide them for the most part. In any case, talk to your doctor because there are medications that can be given to control these tics. And you are definitely not alone!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2010
    • 02:01 AM
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