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How to stop tic?

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jorahmormont Tue 29-Nov-16 16:31:53

I've developed what i think is a tic. It's worst when i'm tired/stressed/nervous; its a very noticeable twitch/head jerk tic and seems to coincide with a stammer, its so uncomfortable and the more i try and stop it the worse it gets.

relaxing techniques aren't helping, only thing that helps is getting really engrossed in something so im focusing really hard. i get married soon and im scared of having the tic in front of everyone and stammering because i'll be nervous. i don't know how to prevent it happening sad

sadie9 Tue 29-Nov-16 17:13:42

Have you ever had a stammer as a child?

ArabellaRockerfella Tue 29-Nov-16 17:30:32

My teenage dd developed a tic which lasted for weeks and then kept recurring at times of stress; exams etc. It was very noticeable and constant, she couldn't use one arm when she had the tic. It was very distressing for her which added to the stress. She had a course of CBT which helped immensely as she was better equipped to deal with the stress/anxiety (she also had panic attacks). I also bought a meditation CD for her to listen to at night. Luckily she got through A Levels without the tic recurring and is now at Uni. Hope you manage to control yours.

CautionHotSurface Tue 29-Nov-16 17:37:35

I deal with tics a fair bit in my work. The good news is they are usually transient even if left untreated. Most are controllable with conscious thought but start again when you aren't focusing on it. The golden rule is to control it when you can and don't stress when you can't. Pull up a weed often enough and it won't grow back.
Your brain will gradually forget the behaviour.

This link may help.

jorahmormont Tue 29-Nov-16 20:10:08

sadie Speech impediment (resolved) but no stammer as a child.

It seems like the more I try to control it the worse it gets if that makes sense?

Thanks for the advice smile

MollyHuaCha Tue 29-Nov-16 21:04:49

Sorry to hear about the unwanted tic. My advice would be to get plenty of sleep.
If you are able to get fresh air and exercise during the day, your sleep is more likely to be good quality sleep too.
Wishing you well smile

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