Helen - posted on 10/16/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
My son never had them and when he was incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD we put him on some medication and after he started taking it he started developing these vocal tics. We ended up getting the correct diagnosis and took him off the medicine and he continued to have them. Now almost 5 years later he still has them. They started out pretty mild and really nothing to worry about but lately they have started to get worse and worse. They have gotten so loud and he uses his whole body just to get it out. He says he doesn't do it at school because he doesn't want the kids making fun of him so if he can control it at school why does he keep doing it? I read on the internet that around puberty they could get worse but I also read that by the time they are adults it usually goes away. I am just frustrated and wish it would stop but I know he can't help it. Can anyone else relate????