Tourette's Syndrome and ADHD
New poster here.
Just joined tonight and got through telling the other three groups I’ve joined that they were the only groups and then I’ve seen you guys.
I couldn’t go past without sharing something which may or may not help some of you. Who knows this may be old news. I’ve been out of circulation for quite a while because of these damned disorders and other personal stuff.
Anyway, in 1994 after 17 years with Tourette’s or a tic disorder; is there a difference? It didn’t feel like it to me at the time especially considering how it developed over the years. I was prescribed Prozac and after all the crap of head shaking, barking, throat clearing and hand and arm flapping. It slowly went away.
Now all I’m left with is a slight head jerk or neck stretch and a slight vocal tic but this only ever happens under extreme stress. There is only a slight detection that something is coming and it is no-where near as bad as it used to be.
So it may not be gone altogether but it sure as hell beats trying to find somewhere to hide before I fly into full freak mode.
And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what that is like.
So I hope if some of you have not tried Prozac I certainly hope it helps and brings you some peace.
I should mention though, whether this is related or not I had some pretty severe night terrors, screaming awake and scaring the bejesus out of my partner and the neighbours who thought I was being murdered/we had to move quite a few times just out of sheer shame. But there have been other issues in my life and it could have been related to them. Perhaps the Prozac just released long unresolved memories who knows.
Anyway, all the best.
I know what you are going through.
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