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Old 02-17-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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for 19 days I have experienced some tics. it isn't severe or anything but it's just twitching. not a lot or anything to go crazy over wich I have gone very crazy over. I've been making drs appointments like crazy and begging for medicine and they said I don't got tics when i'm giving them the symptoms. they just don't listen. my symptoms are:
leg twitching
arm twitching
facial tingling
urge to cough (premonitory urge I think)
hot flashes that come with nausea and dizziness and stomach pain and gas(this has been going on for a while but it was an urge and not the actual hot flash)
eye blinking(not a lot. just mabey when i'm sleepy or whatever)
it's worse at night too and when i'm sleepy. I have ocd I think. I do worry about little things. I try not to worry tho. I get an mri in 2 days so it's a good thing I've survived. I don't know if i'm getting worse. that's why I need medicine. I told my doctor the symptoms and she sent me to the neurologist and he said i'm fine and they scheduled an mri anyways and I went to the doctor again and she said i'm fine because the neurologist says i'm fine. my face is tingling right now. it's 4:00 so usually around this time or whatever, it happens. do I have tics or tourettes or whatever.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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None of us can really say whether it is Tourette or not

How old are you? Tourette Syndrome usually manifests in childhood. And usually involves motor and vocal tics, present for at least a year before a formal diagnosis is generally given. Most often there are tics or TS in the family history.

There are other issues that can also cause the symptoms that you are exhibiting so it's good that you are seeing a neurologist as they really are the ones who would be best at determining what is going on.

You mention that you have OCD and so it is very possible that this may be linked to the symptoms if you are worrying obsessively about it all.

I think the doctors are wise to not just write a prescription for medication when it is not yet certain what is causing your symptoms
Some of the meds can have very severe side effects so best let them first figure what is going on before giving you medications.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #3
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ok so I posted something like this before but I think I accidentally deleted it or something. well anyways, for 19 days, I've been experiencing muscle twitching. my fingers were relaxed and they'd always make a fist. they'd slowly go down to make a fist. well then a few days later it made the middle finger sign. then it made the peace sign 2 days later. not it's making the rock on sign idk. just my middle finger and ring finger are down and the pointer finger and pinky is up, looking like the rock on sign. well anyways, my twitching only happens when i'm not doing anything or am really relaxed. other than that I've noticed that i'm fine. but I have been experiencing a cough. It is controllable but I know it could be a vocal tic which i'm praying to god it isn't. well now the cough has gotten really really deep and has phlegm in it. I still think it could be a vocal tic. did I mention I have ocd really bad? lol. but I try to ignore the obsessive thoughts. well i'm afraid I have tics or Tourette syndrome. I had an mri today and get the results Monday but it won't show nothing but the damage that's already in the brain. i'm hoping it's not tourettes. I really think it is tho. I just don't want to get worse. I can't do anything without coughing. it hurts my throat really bad and makes it so sore. I do sleep with my mouth open but turn to the side so my mouth is shut and I breathe through my nose. the fan is like a mile away from me so yeah. i'm 19 year old female if I didn't already mention it. when i'm getting ready to fall asleep, I sometimes hiccup or jump. hypnic jerk or something is what it's called. usually related with seizures or tourettes which I do have seizures. anyways, do you think I have tourettes? do you think this is a vocal tic? I go to church and sing and am the piano player and I don't want to go to church like this.
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I have moved your new post here to the thread you originally started which was directly below the new one.
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I have moved your new post here to the thread you originally started which was directly below the new one.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:18 PM   #6
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Hi there acdcfan,
In your first post you talked about twitching. I'm wondering what you mean exactly by leg and arm "twitching"? Is it like a little flutter in the muscles or is it more an actual movement? There is something called a fasciculation and most people get them from time to time.

Are you taking medication already for your seizures?

Sorry that you're feeling so anxious right now. Hopefully the doctors will get this all sorted out soon and you'll be feeling better. Regarding the awful cough etc., perhaps you've had a nasty virus and will feel better when you recover.

Hypnagogic jerks are very common btw.

There should be no reason not to attend your church if you have "twitches" or tics, or tourette's syndrome. The most important thing is to figure out what is going on exactly.

Have the doctors checked your throat and lungs? You mentioned hot flashes and nausea and dizziness. Have you taken your temperature when you feel that way?

An MRI doesn't tell a doctor if a patient has a tic disorder btw.

Let us know how you're doing. Maybe talking with a psychologist about your OC stuff and anxiety might be helpful for you too.

Hope you're feeling better fast.
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