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Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Arm Tic (Definition)

Arm tics is a symptom in which a person has twitching or jerking movements in one or both arms. The movements are a type of repetitive habit, and can be stopped momentarily with enough personal willpower, but will resume again later. However, tics can come and go, and/or switch over to other ...Read more


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Gradually over 1 yr my healthy active 10yr female developed invol head tics and now arm tics at the elbow/shoulder. We are very concerned.?

Gradually over 1 yr my healthy active 10yr female  developed invol head tics  and now arm tics at the elbow/shoulder. We are very concerned.?

See your pcp.: Is your child been placed on any medications prior to the onset of the tics or any recent illnesses? Have her evaluated by her primary care physician who will refer her to a neurologist if he or she is unable to determine a cause. Dr. Patience. ...Read more

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9 yr old daughter seeing neurologist next week for possible tourettes.Has tic tightening arm muscles repeatedly. Veins starting to bulge. Dangerous?

9 yr old daughter seeing neurologist next week for possible tourettes.Has tic tightening arm muscles repeatedly. Veins starting to bulge. Dangerous?

Tourette syndrome: No, it is not dangerous, TS is common in pediatric age group, it usually starts before age of 18 years , it is treatable using medications that reduce dopamine in the brain. ...Read more

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What can I take for pain meds? I had surgery on my arm Friday & the hydrocodone makes me itch like I'm covered in tics!

What can I take for pain meds? I had surgery on my arm Friday & the hydrocodone makes me itch like I'm covered in tics!

Call your: prescribing physician and ask for acute medication adjustment. It is a good possibility that you are allergic to opioids. There are many good painkillers out there to keep you comfortable. Get well soon. ...Read more

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I have motor tics and I also have a dull pain in my arms and shoulders. My tics involve me tightening my muscles. Is my pain related to the tics?

I have motor tics and I also have a dull pain in my arms and shoulders. My tics involve me tightening my muscles. Is my pain related to the tics?

It is possible: Spasticity is different than spasms, sounds like you are suffering from spasticity. My first choice of muscle relaxer would be one that works on the CNS. Baclofen, Gabapentin or riluzole. Valium is a possibility ; too many side effects. You really should be evaluated by a neurologist she can determine the best treatment for your tics. Meds not always the answer. Diet, exercise, sleep qualit ...Read more

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I have taken my antibiotic before food .can dis cause me acidity...and nw with acidity my both d arms r paining my age s 40 years ?

I have taken my antibiotic before food .can dis cause me acidity...and nw with acidity my both d arms r paining my age s 40 years

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Yes: Antibiotics can cause gastric upset. This can be felt as increased burning sensation. Make sure you take the medicine with food. Also try yogurt or a probiotic to help with the upset. If you are still having problems see your doctor. ...Read more

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How common.is it, for.infants to get tic/twitching? What s the percentage from growing out of it. Bc shes a baby is her chance higher to get over it

How common.is it, for.infants to get tic/twitching? What s the percentage from growing out of it. Bc shes a baby is her chance higher to get over it

Quite common: There are many reasons for babies to have twitching or shaking movements. The common and benign startle response may look like twitching to many in the first couple of months, even in their sleep or with a slight if sound. It would be helpful to make a video and share with your pediatrician on your next visit to see if it requires any work up. ...Read more

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Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, i was given morphine. Now i may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?

Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, i was given morphine. Now i may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?

Access placement: If you decide to go on hemodialysis, your vascular access should be a arterio-venous fistula (avf). That is normally placed in the non-dominant arm. Another option is peritoneal dialysis (pd), where a catheter in placed in the peritoneal cavity so no arterial access is needed. See the image on the right. The catheter is not placed in any abdominal organs. Discuss pd with your nephrologist. ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more