Tourettes Questions

Al - posted on 03/12/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I had a question. My oldest son, Michael had Tourette's Syndrome when he was a young child and has overcame most of the symptoms except for a few. He didn't have an extremely bad case of it however he has came a long way with therapy and treatment. Most of his tics have faded since he was about 13-14 but he still has a few. He still gets facial twitches and he makes quick moves where he will jerk to his side a lot.

A lot of people don't know that OCD has a lot to do with Tourettes, because they make repeated gestures that they can't help. My son is 30 now, but he still gets a few tics and it upsets him when he can't control it. He is a very bright guy, but he has always been a very hypersensitive and emotional and he is afraid that he can't stop these few tics that are left. The most obvious one is where he is clearing his nose constantly and makes repeated moves. He doesn't have any vocal issues where he stutters and his condition is hard to recognize by most people because it's so mild. But if someone is very close to him, they might recognize a few symptoms.

I'm just looking for advice because it makes my son extremely self-conscious, and I want to find out what information is out there to help him. He is currently in vocal therapy for other emotional issues that he has, but so far it isn't helping these left over tics that he still has.

My other question was that one of his doctors when he was younger thought he had Tourette's on top of Aspberger's, however they thought it was a very mild case. Has anyone ever heard of the 2 conditions going hand-in-hand? I think it's possible for my son to have Aspberger's because he's very sensitive and I would like to make sure we are treating the right condition if that's the case.

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