I had TS growing up, it was not diagnosed until I was 13. I had a very mild case. I have long since grown out of it.
I am starting to wonder if my daughter has it. I have learned recently that it is an inherited disorder. So either of my children could get it.
For a while now she has been showing some symptoms that could be Tourettes. Ticks, as there called. She has always been very fidgety, which may or may not be anything.
She picks at her fingernails and toenails, she makes them bleed from picking them. That's been going on for a while now. But more recently she licks her upper lip until it is red and chapped. I put carmex on it constantly but it wont go away because she wont stop doing it (that is something I did as a child, I don't know how long it lasted).
Also, for the last two weeks she is constantly clearing her throat. (That "tick" bothers me the most, because not only does that hurt her throat, but clearing the throat, specifically, it listed as a symptom of TS).
All of these things could be nothing or it could be TS. That's what makes it hard to diagnose. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with a child with TS? Someone who might be able to give me some advice. Obviously the only way I can maybe get an answer is to take her to a Doctor. But first I am just curious if anyone has any experience in the matter.