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I have chronic tics intermittently since 3 yrs. On visiting neurologist I was prescribed clonazepam. It's anticonvulsant drug, is it used for tics?

I have chronic tics intermittently since 3 yrs. On visiting neurologist I was prescribed clonazepam. It's anticonvulsant drug, is it used for tics?

Clonazepam: Can be used in other conditions than seizures (anti-convulsant), your neurologist's judgement and experience, decided on using the drug for your condition, you can kindly ask him/her about the logic of prescribing it, best wishes ...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


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How can I manage my nervous tics?

De-stress: If you don't have tourette's disease or some like condition, and no other situation is responsible, including both prescribed or "recreational" drugs--then de-stress. In resistant cases, consider obtaining cognitive behavioral therapy from a qualified psychologist, to teach you better coping mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can I take pro bio tics while taking esmaprazole ?

Can I take pro bio tics while taking esmaprazole 
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Yes: No contraindication of taking them both. Just like any medication, space them out by 30 minutes. All the best. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tics are affecting my life badly, how can I improve them?

What can I do if my tics are affecting my life badly, how can I improve them?

Treatment of tics: There are several medicaitons used to treat tics. The most common are Clonidine and tenex (guanfacine). Other medicaitons include clonazeppam, atypical antipsychotics such as risperdal, Baclofen and in some cases the medications used to treat parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to teach a child to suppress the tics as much as possible?

Is there anything I can do to teach a child to suppress the tics as much as possible?

Tics can stopped: Simply ignoring tics is much better than nagging at kids to stop but doesn't necessarily make the tics go away. There are proven behavioral interventions that can help kids suppress tics or substitute less noticeable behaviors for them. Google habit reversal training. ...Read more

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Can historical drug misuse cause you to develop a tic? If so, what help should I get

Can historical drug misuse cause you to develop a tic? If so, what help should I get

Likely separate: Tics are often caused by anxiety but some can be part of a separate disease. Take a list of your meds into your doctor's office and he/she will take a history and exam you to sort out the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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Had tics for five months, they stopped for two years, now they're back after I watched a video on tics?

Anxiety?: Tics or habit spasms are harmless conditions and are often self limiting and temporary However there are medications that help If it persists see your MD ...Read more

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What is the cause of childhood tics? Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?

What is the cause of childhood tics?   Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?

Usually temporary: Transient tic disorder is not uncommon in children and often fades as they age. Medically treatment is usually not needed unless tics are extreme and socially uncomfortable. Try not to call attention to the tics. Sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety can aggravate them. Talk with your MD to make sure this is the case. Brain still going thru growth changes and as it matures many of these will fade. ...Read more