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A 43-year-old member asked:

How do peoples tics begin when they are developing tourette's syndrome?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Varies: Some pts develop their tics gradually over many months. Others get tics suddenly. Sudden onset of tics suggests panda's (see my health tips). Most often a single muscle group or area tics. Then they may change to another. In severe cases multiple muscle groups get recruited in the tic. Finally, vocalizations may occur in a similar manner - from simple to complex and intrusive.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
A couple of ways: It is common to have eye blinking tics during the development of tourette syndrome. Throat clearing is also common. Early teen years are common ages of onset with symptoms worsening and then improving by the end of the teen years. Good question.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Tics: Early symptoms in youngsters are usually clearing of throat sounds, and sometimes blinking of eyes.
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What are tics associated with tourettes syndrome?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
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Combination of...: Motor tics(frequent involuntary movements such as shrugging of shoulder) and vocal tics such as clearing of throat.
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