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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?
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
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
Yes: No contraindication of taking them both. Just like any medication, space them out by 30 minutes. All the best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had tics for five months, they stopped for two years, now they're back after I watched a video on tics?
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