I have had many different tics during my life and I expect many more to arrive. Here is a list and description of my tics for you.
Some of my tics are combined with OCD which makes life even more complicated.
- Full body shaking and ‘convulsions’
- Long step
- Arm tic – causing difficulty with drinking and eating
- Foot roll – I spent 6 months as a wheelchair user and on crutches due to this one
- Walking a few steps and then placing both hands on the ground every few steps
- Throwing objects
- Hitting walls and objects
- Slapping my face 🙁
- Neck tic – causing severe neck pain and tingling sensations in my hands, sometimes this tic happens all day long.
- Foot tapping – I had to stop and tap one foot eight times, then the other, then repeat the tapping for each one 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 times before continuing
- Eye roll
- Lip biting
- Inside of mouth biting
- Biting clothes
- Hitting my head
- Hitting things
- Stamping my feet
- Urge to tic inside my head I that I can’t get to with a tic to release – very frustrating
- Frozen shaking head tic
- Finger clicking – this is an interesting one as when I try and click my fingers I can’t click them anywhere near as fast as my tic can click them
- Walking on the side of my feet
- Bending my hands back causing pain in my wrists
- Clicking my fingers
- ‘Cats in catapults’
- ‘Cats eating ice cream’
- Any other random words or sentances
- A loud cough – this actually really hurts to do
- When I see things, think about things or hear things it can trigger vocal tics. If I hear a word I might shout something connected. For example, somebody said the word ‘marshmallow’ and immediately I shouted ‘jellybean’. I now often shout out ‘jellybean’. The same thing can happen with things in my mind. For example, I was surfing and a bit worried about being stung by a jellyfish, there weren’t any in the sea that day but I shouted out ‘jellyfish’ and lots of people suddenly started to panic!