Tourette's Syndrome

Pam - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 10 year old son was just diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome due to his facial and verbal tics. He has been put on medication but as I know so little about Tourette's does anyone have any idea of a site I can go to to learn more about the difficulties he is going to face or of a site with families of peole with Tourette's Syndrome who can help me figure out what is best for him. His doctor is a great neurologist and I trust him completely but would like to hear from others as to how the best ways are to deal with it and to help him deal with it. Thank you.


Karen - posted on 02/11/2010




hi there! my husband has tourettes and when i first met him i didn't know much about it...i found a pretty good site for information

my husband often says how much he notices his tics lessen as he gets older and i have to say that in the five years i've known him i even notice them getting less as each year goes by. my husband has learned that when he's very relaxed he doesn't have his tics, or at least they are very infrequent - he likes to read to relax and while he's reading he usually has try to find ways to help your son relax, especially in stressful situations...breathing techniques work well too. Make sure he is well informed about the syndrome too so that if other kids start picking at him he can explain it to them - children make fun of what they don't know about. Good luck! I hope this helps a bit


View replies by

Tina - posted on 08/16/2011




Tics usually don't occur when they are doing a preferred activity that helps them focus. When they are stressed, the tics can get worse. My 18 year old son was diagnosed with tourettes at the age of 4. He takes Xenazine and it controls his tics better than any medication out there. And believe me, we have tried bunches. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any other questions.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms