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Is obscene language (coprolalia) a typical symptom of ts?

Is obscene language (coprolalia) a typical symptom of ts?

In some cases: Repeated, stereotypical movements called "tics" are typical in ts (tourette's syndrome). Some patients have a vocal component. Most of the time, the patient emits a simple sound. Some of the time the sound is a "curse" word. ...Read more

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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Yes: Coprolalia is the excessive and uncontrollable use of foul language, including words related to feces (bowel waste). It is a typical symptoms in tourette's syndrome -- a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. People with tourette's curse out of uncontrollable compulsion, not anger or desire to insult. ...Read more

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What number of people who suffer coprolalia,copropraxi and coprographia combined do not have tourettes?

Dunno the number: but they may occur rarely in other neurological disorders, as when certain areas of the brain are damaged by a "stroke", encephalitis, or trauma or in Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, dementia or obsessive–compulsive disorder without tics. Anecdotally, I have seen similar behaviors in a few children with either Juvenile-Onset Bipolar Disorder with Hypersexuality or Child Maltreatment Syndrome- Molest. ...Read more

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Cannabis is the only substance which has had a significant effect on my tourettes with coprolalia. Would marinol be an appropriate treatment?

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Cannabis is the only substance which has had a significant effect on my  tourettes with coprolalia. Would  marinol  be an appropriate treatment?

Marinol: This is a schedule 3 controlled substance that requires prescription. Discuss with your treating physician. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

In : In a patient who is actively breast feading a palpable lump or cord can be indicative of a clogged duct. This condition is treatable by your physician or lactation consultant. However, if there is an identifiable "vein", your assessment may be correct. Regardless, you should report this to your primary doctor or your ob/gyn physician. Depending on their assessment, an ultrasound can be very helpful to futher evaluate whether it is a vascular issue or breast duct issue. ...Read more

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Africa travel do's and don'ts?

Africa travel do's and don'ts?

Africa dos and don't: Do's - visit a travel clinic for immunizations - sample the local cuisine in established places or with friends - take Imodium (loperamide) and ciprofloxin in case you get sick - protect yourself from mosquitos - wear sunscreen - keep hydrated dont's - eat food cooked in street kiosks no matter how tasty it smells - don't drink untreated water - don't swim in open water. There could be schistosomiasi. ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with heat waves.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with heat waves.

Stay hydrated!: A good list of DOs: DO stay hydrated, stay in the shade, wear light colored clothing, avoid strenuous exercise in the heat, if exercising -do so during the cooler times of the day or in an AC room. Slow down. Seek places with AC (malls, libraries etc) if you don't have it at home and be prepared for power outages! Lower shades on windows. Take cool baths & give your pets have plenty of water too ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with hurricanes and typhoons.

Hurricanes: 32 M from US asks: Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with hurricanes and typhoons. Dos: evacuate. Don't stay when they tell you to evacuate. Listen to your local weather station and get our if they say so. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any good behavior plans for an aggressive child with ts?

Can you tell me of any good behavior plans for an aggressive child with ts?

ADHD & anxiety: disorders, often OCD-type, usually co-exist with the chronic motor & vocal tics. They must be diagnosed to develop effective medical,therapeutic & educational treatments. A Neurodevelopmental Exam defines deficits in attention, executive functions, & learning. See a Child Psychologist for Parent Behavior Management Training + Cognitive-Behavioral & Social Skills Therapies for a school-age child. ...Read more

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How would a typical case of ts be described? 

How would a typical case of ts be described? 

Need More Info: Which "ts" are you referring to? Tuberous sclerosis, tourette's syndrome, turner syndrome, torkelson syndrome, tay-sachs disease, torch syndrome, and many more less common uses of the abbreviation. ...Read more

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What are dos and don'ts for a lady in the sac?

What are dos and don'ts for a lady in the sac?

Depends on your Dr: You may have limitations from before. It depends on your status and your conditioning and what comorbidities that you have. You can do a lot of exercise, and only be limited by your previous status. Certain medications are also limited and this would depend on your physician. ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with a drought.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with a drought.

Cope with Disaster: It is not uncommon to experience mental and physical fatigue as well as feelings of stress, anxiety, fearfulness and even low mood after exposure to any traumatic event. Do stay connected with others for support. If these feelings persist or prevent you from getting back to activities of daily living, seek support, guidance and assistance from a mental health or medical professional. ...Read more

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Do's and don'ts if I have mild diffuse parenchymal disease kidney?

Do's and don'ts if I have mild diffuse parenchymal disease kidney?

Kidney: Regular check up adequate water avoid motrin, lithium or meds that can damage kidneys. ...Read more

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Do all people with ts have associated behaviors in addition to tics?

Do all people with ts have associated behaviors in addition to tics?

Most have ADHD & OCD: Comorbid conditions: adhd & odd may be severe "teaching the tiger") is a good book. Language- based learning disabilities, habit disorders ( hair-pulling, nail biting, skin-picking), OCD also can be severe. Other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, coprolalia & copropraxia (saying/doing "filthy"things. Sometimes asperger syndrome co-occurs. See tsa.Org. ...Read more

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How can I control triglycerides. let me know medicines & dos and don,ts?

How can I control triglycerides. let me know medicines & dos and don,ts?

Triglyceride control: Some triglycerides (T) are made in the body from other energy sources such as carbohydrates (C). A healthy diet and exercise plan can lower triglyceride levels, improve cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease. Besides exercise, people need to control their intake of C, eating fewer C, drinking less alcohol can lower their serum T levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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Don?T understand all the do s and don ts of pregnancy?

Don?T understand all the do s and don ts of pregnancy?

Normal life.: Pregnancy is a natural process. Lead you normal life. Should not be dieting, smoking, doing drugs and alcohol. No sky jumping, marathon race, paragliding.......Risky habits. It is related to time of gestation also...... To be more precise. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more