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moving my leg

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 17, 2007
  • 09:38 PM

people always comment on how i always have to shake my foot like i keep it moving in the same constant up and down motion and it bothers everyone, and i can stop but i do it subconsciouly and then i stop but i focus and it starts again and someone points it out and then i stop. It feels "right" when its moving and it feels akward and weird when its just relaxed, it makes my feel normal i don't know how to explain it because when i stop shaking it i get these urges to contort my bed, its voluntary but if i don't i feel "wrong" its like sometimes i get these impulses to squeez my muscles together and if i don't i get gitty and uncomfortable i don't know how to explain it its so weird!! im so confused!!! and im frustrating everyone.

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  • You have a simple tic. Does this sound familiar?Immediately preceding tic onset, most individuals are aware of an urge that is similar to the need to sneeze or scratch an itch. Individuals describe the need to tic as a buildup of tensionwhich they consciously choose to release, as if they "had to do it". Examples of this premonitory urge are the feeling of having something in one's throat, or a localized discomfort in the shoulders, leading to the need to clear one's throat or shrug the shoulders. The actual tic may be felt as relieving this tension or sensation, similar to scratching an itch. Another example is blinking to relieve an uncomfortable sensation in the eye.Tics are described as semi-voluntary or "unvoluntary", because they are not strictly involuntary—they may be experienced as a voluntary response to the unwanted, premonitory urge. A unique aspect of tics, relative to other movement disorders, is that they are suppressible yet irresistible, they are experienced as an irresistible urge that must eventually be expressed. Some people with tics may not be aware of the premonitory urge. Children may be less aware of the premonitory urge associated with tics than are adults, but their awareness tends to increase with maturity. Read up on it and then tell your doc.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 18, 2007
    • 08:29 AM
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  • You have a simple tic. Does this sound familiar?Immediately preceding tic onset, most individuals are aware of an urge that is similar to the need to sneeze or scratch an itch. Individuals describe the need to tic as a buildup of tensionwhich they consciously choose to release, as if they "had to do it". Examples of this premonitory urge are the feeling of having something in one's throat, or a localized discomfort in the shoulders, leading to the need to clear one's throat or shrug the shoulders. The actual tic may be felt as relieving this tension or sensation, similar to scratching an itch. Another example is blinking to relieve an uncomfortable sensation in the eye.Tics are described as semi-voluntary or "unvoluntary", because they are not strictly involuntary—they may be experienced as a voluntary response to the unwanted, premonitory urge. A unique aspect of tics, relative to other movement disorders, is that they are suppressible yet irresistible, they are experienced as an irresistible urge that must eventually be expressed. Some people with tics may not be aware of the premonitory urge. Children may be less aware of the premonitory urge associated with tics than are adults, but their awareness tends to increase with maturity. Read up on it and then tell your doc.thank you so much also i was a victim of the brystol meyers pay off to doctors to push abilify on every patient, then i moved and went to another doc and they IMMEDIATELY took me off this. While i was on that medication, THAT is when i started to get them, this was before i saw the news on the Corruptness so then i went and looked up side effects and their it was, what u just said i went back to the page. TICS! weird i thought thats what the medical term was. I didn't even know it was for bi-polar and skizophrenic people, i thought it was for calming my high energy.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 19, 2007
    • 03:00 PM
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