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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 11, 2010
  • 03:44 AM

my son is 5 he recently has had a tic, actually now they have became more than one. He is stretching his mouth ,and the jerking of the neck, he makes fist and rubs the tips of his fingers to his palms , and jerks his hands. i brang him to the doctors today and they want me to take him to a neurologist. I am so upset about all this, he is always in pain with his neck now and headaches as well from jerking his neck back. i feel so helpless for him. i am just praying nothing serious is wrong with him. it runs in my family and they all have seemed to grow out of it, but i feel so bad for him. Any advice anyone could give me would help??

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  • my son is 5 he recently has had a tic, actually now they have became more than one. He is stretching his mouth ,and the jerking of the neck, he makes fist and rubs the tips of his fingers to his palms , and jerks his hands. i brang him to the doctors today and they want me to take him to a neurologist. I am so upset about all this, he is always in pain with his neck now and headaches as well from jerking his neck back. i feel so helpless for him. i am just praying nothing serious is wrong with him. it runs in my family and they all have seemed to grow out of it, but i feel so bad for him. Any advice anyone could give me would help?? "Tourette syndrome is a type of tic disorder. Children who have Tourette syndrome will repeat both movements and sounds. Several different tics can happen at the same time, but they may not always occur together.If a child has Tourette syndrome, the tics usually start when he or she is between 3 and 10 years of age. The movements and sounds come and go, and usually they aren't a severe problem. Keep in mind that your child may have a tic but not have Tourette syndrome. Talk to your family doctor if you think your child may have Tourette syndrome.On TV, in movies and in the news, Tourette syndrome is often associated with cursing, or making offensive sexual or racist comments. However, only a small percentage of people who have Tourette syndrome have this symptom.Will my child outgrow this?Most tics go away after a few months. However, sometimes a person will have 1 or 2 tics for many years. Children who have Tourette syndrome usually have their worst symptoms when they are between 9 and 13 years of age. Over half of these children get much better during the teen years and in early adulthood. Less than half of the people who have Tourette syndrome as children have moderate to severe tics as adults." My Nephew has this disorder and the doctor told my sister that not much can be done about it.
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