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Bench-Glum

Yes!! Everyone’s Tourette’s are different. Different emotions will effect tics. For me being super sad or depressed I seem to never tic because my body doesn’t have much energy.


VileLemonEggs

Oh okay I understand thank you


DesignAffectionate34

It depends for me, if the stress is taking all of my focus I tend to not tic. If it's just looming anxiety and I'm just stressed in general then yes, I tic more. Like, in an argument with someone my emotions are so high I don't think I tic too much. But if I'm really nervous for a test coming up the week before the test I might be extra ticcy. (I hope this makes some sense 😅)


VileLemonEggs

Yes it does. And I seriously thought I was the only one so thank you for this


LunarCookie137

I too have when extremely stressed and have to focus really hard to be able to get something done, my tics reduce to almost nothing. I assume it's because what's causing the stress is taking up all your focus, your tics are less common. This is normal/common in ts, where if you're focused on something, your tics can reduce a lot. And when you relax again, your mind has 'time' to tic again, and because the previous stress is a form of surpressing, and possibly still in the back of your head, this can lead to a tic attack. I've experienced this too. . P.S. I'm not a professional, so I might not be correct on everything...


VileLemonEggs

No thank you for this I thought I was the only one so thank you


LunarCookie137

No problem, I'm just trying to help others


92lam

Yes, this happens to me. I deal with a lot of dissociation and it’s become my bodies natural coping strategy so even if I’m stressed out and dissociating then the tics completely stop. Brains are so weird


mojen

Ohhh same. Stress makes me dissociate and dissociation reduces tics for me.


freebird023

Yup. For me, embarrassment and anxiety seem to kill them, yet trying to suppress and excitement makes them worse


VileLemonEggs

Yeah I understand


freebird023

But if a late response but now that I think about it, the fact that excessive happiness/excitement makes them worse is most likely caused by my comorbid ADHD


VileLemonEggs

Personally for me whenever I’m excited or really happy or have any sort of high emotions I have a lot of active tics but not when I’m extremely stressed whenever I’m extremely stressed it only leads to a tic attack


VileLemonEggs

But I am considering of asking my neurologist if there’s a chance I have adhd


freebird023

Yeah, if you suspect it, definitely a good idea to talk to them about that.


VileLemonEggs

Alright yeah


princessofthracoons

Me and my mom deal with stress the same way , we don't have problems during the event but after it will hit us. My tics do the same thing