A 17-year-old female asked:
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2 years ago i developed tics. it either used to be an arm jerk or i would nod my head. now it only happens when i'm agitated. how can i stop it?

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Dr. Nadeem Shabbir
36 years experience Neurology
Medications: There are medications which can be given to treat tics. Medications approved by fda are neuroleptics with significant adverse effects. Although some antiepileptic and anti anxiety medications can help as well. Its a chronic condition and medication is generally not recommended since longer the use of medication higher the adverse effects.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tics: There are drugs available such as Clonidine that can help you. Consult a neurologist for help.
Answered on May 8, 2016

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