Sheryl - posted on 06/11/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi, I'm new here. My 10-year-old was recently diagnosed with TS. He has had moto tics, but since February they have become verbal, sniffing and whistling. Constnatly at home. And when I say "constantly" I don't mean once a minute or so. I am talking 1-15 hard, LOUD, snort-like sniffs per minute. The only time he doesn't so this is when he has food in his mouth, is speaking (he has another tic when he speaks but I'll save that for another day), and when he is sleeping. I love him so much. But I can barely stnad to be near him right now because the sniffing is making me crazy and giving me headaches. We have started seeing a behaviorist who is working with him on techniques to lower anxiety (breathing, for example), but we just started. And of course he does not tic infront of the doc so I don't think the doc understands how severe his tics are. I am really going to lose my mind. I love him so much but sometimes I dread going home after work, and the weekends can be agonizingly log. Soes anyone else struggle with this? I feel so ashamed and desperate.