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Tic or Tourettes Syndrome by XxchantellexX Tic or Tourettes Syndrome by XxchantellexX
What makes you tic? Do you have a jerky movement, or sound you can't control. This is the stamp for you. Even if you don't you can still support.

While the disorder may or may not be that serious it still needs to be addressed. A lot of people who are just uneducated on the subject will tease someone for it. Teachers who are in charge of a class might punish the kids, and parents might just think their kid is acting out. If this issue was more well know this might not occur so much. So spread the word. People need to know.

If you wish to know more about it look here- [link]

Feel free to use, but don't take credit.
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starssugar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
It makes me to speaking myself, to have a jerky movement, can't control my sound, to be in depression, sadness, have cold hands and fingers, feet and legs, face. But Tourette Syndrome doesn't make me stupid. It looks like as Autism awareness.
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mainly squeak. Sometimes my head twitches.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh noes. Is that annoying to you? If it isn't I am happy it isn't/
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I often don't even notice it myself =P
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is good. I wish I didn't notice mine.
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GueparddeFeu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very happy a stamp about tics exists! QAQ Since my 8 years old, I've a lot of tics and it's hereditary. It's not very present now I've 23 years old... But as you say, other kids and parents didn't understand and think people who have tics are crazy or have other mental diseases. And I'm perfectly sane... I was teased and bullied all my middle school by this misunderstanding.

So I'm extremely happy to find your stamp! :) I'll add it in my profile for show to people tics exist and make do it. It's not a mental disease, we're not crazy!
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a lot of tics too. I am glad you like this stamp. I was teased and bullied about it too. There is just something not right about people doing this.

And please do. That is what stamps were meant for.
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SpicePrincess Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Blughh
I have a lot of mouth/throat/shoulder/tummy/upperbody tics...when I sit in certain kind of chairs I twitch and squirm from the belly and in my shoulders. I remember when I was like 6 and I used to shake my head a lot too.
In combination with the echolalia and palilalia, I seem to have a lot of mouth/verbal tics...mostly just repeating phrases and words I hear or read in books or movies and repeating words that I say while thinking. I do a lot of weird mouth things...like blowing spit bubbles, pushing my lips against/between my teeth, and I also pop my ears and cough which makes my throat sore a lot.
I also have this weird thing that I get sometimes when walking where I want to push myself back and then I'm just kind of pushing myself back and forth with my feet, stuck in a loop for a few minutes. Echopraxia seems to be something I might have as well, but it isn't as prominent. 

The worst things for me are the palilalia/echolalia and a tic that makes my shoulders jerk when I write because it makes it almost impossible for me to read out loud or write anything and sound like a full-functioning adult. I'm 21 npw and I was diagnosed with ADHD and Tourettes when I was like... 11. I have never been on any medication for anything though. As Stephen Tonti stated, "ADHD is a difference in cognition, not a disorder." so I never felt any desire to snuff that part of myself away... but the Tourettes is just nightmarish when it flares up.
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ShyGigyas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I used to have tics like crazy when I was younger, mainly licking my lips a lot, rolling my neck, and chewing on my sleeve. It's not very present now that I'm 15 (I've had tics from preschool all the way up to about fifth grade), but I do have ADHD
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't by any chance take aderal or stratera do you?
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ShyGigyas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't take medication, nor do I want to.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just wondering because that is what I was taking when they thought I had adhd. It didn't react so well with my tics. The doctors say the medication can't cause someone to tic past it's use. Which is one of it's side effects, but if it was the source of the neurological disorder it sure didn't help it. I didn't have them as bad 'till I took the medication. When I read you had adhd it was kind of red flag and had to ask. Sorry if that sounded too intrusive.
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ShyGigyas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student General Artist
No it's fine but thanks for asking
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. :)
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KryptoniteRogue Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of stuff. Stress and anxiety, for example. Sadness. The cold too, especially in my hands/fingers. Also before I get sick. Mostly in my face/head/neck area. Some vocal tics too.

Thanks for this stamp, by the way.
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QuantumPinkie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I tic more with stress.
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KryptoniteRogue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that's normal, though uvu
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QuantumPinkie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah.
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GingaFreak11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Writer
The cold. Anytime I get cold or my body just feels cold I start randomly and violently twitching all over the place.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D: I know. I hate the cold.
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GingaFreak11 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Writer
I don't hate the cold, just hate how people stare!
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Well I hate the cold, but I hate that too.
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Skizaero Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I tic. Sometimes my whole upper body twitches. Sometimes just my head twitches. Sometimes my upper body AND head twitch, which are often accompanied by these kinda quiet little "Dup dup jup jut!!" sounds I make. Whether or not I have Tourette's, I don't know yet... it hasn't been going on for very long... I love the stamp though. XD
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.

If you haven't already done it you probably should see a doctor if you could afford it. They'll do a brain scan to make sure it's not something more serious and then based on what you tell them they'll give you a diagnosis.

Even if it's not that serious, if you have validation for it it'll protect you or should.
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Skizaero Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know I should, but my family doesn't have money for an MRI and everything. XP
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't have insurance?
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Skizaero Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No. My mom was my working parent and was getting me set up on hers, then she decided to abandon us. We'd have to buy insurance.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why don't you try getting medicaid? You can get it if you make under so much. Sometimes you can pay a spend down if you make a little too much. The spend down depends on how much you make over the amount though. It's still cheaper than a lot of insurances and covers A LOT.
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Skizaero Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
We make quite a bit over the limit, but I go to private school. (the public schools where I live suck) That takes a pretty good chunk of it. >.<
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you tried getting grants for the private schools you go to? Just curious.
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EmberSan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have Tourette's (As far as my therapist thinks), but I do have tics. Some of them hurt, and some of them don't. I don't hate them because my friends find them funny. I have mostly motor tics, as in jumping, putting my neck to my right shoulder, hitting things, abdominal tensing, shoulder shrugging, and others. My phonic tics are squeaking, sharp breaths, and sniffling.

I hate going out in public with them though. Im glad I found others with the same problem!
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of them hurt me too.

D: going out in public can be the worst, but then you get kids that don't understand and you are all like dawww. I had a kid that kept saying doggy because my tics sound like I am barking. I thought she was just adorable.
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Clelius Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I don't have Tourette's, neither tic disorder, but I tic as well.
My tics aren't chronic, they come and go, I have them most of the times after I've had a meltdown, but also when nothing like that happens at times.
When I do people look at me and laugh, I don't get offended because I hardly ever get offended, but it's a bit annoying.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay. Are you sure you don't have the disorder though? I mean you would have to be diagnosed with it, but my tics come and go. They don't happen every hour of every day.
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Clelius Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I don't know.
As far as I know, I've been diagnosed only with AS and ADHD until now, also I have a pending diagnosis of ODD at the moment, but, whatever.
A shrink once told me that even ADHD can cause tics at times, so I think that my tics might be caused by that.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I think that shrink was wrong. I've done a lot of research and talk to a lot of shrinks. Yes adhd can be a sister illness to tourettes similar to the way ocd is. However, adhd does not cause tourettes. Though the adhd medications given to an individual can. It even says that on the side effects information.
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Clelius Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I am certain that my tics weren't caused by my ADHD med, because my tics started before I started taking my med.
I also know that ADHD doesn't cause Tourette's, but it can cause tics.
They say half of the people with ADHD also have tics, but not necessarily Torette's.
Also, my tics are mostly vocal tics. I have fewer motor tics.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but that doesn't mean that your tics were caused by adhd. You just had something else "wrong" with you. I put that in quotations because there is nothing severely wrong. And adhd medications can not only start tourettes or tics, but they can light a fire to the flame so to speak. In other words they can make it worse. I had itcs before I took the medications and all it did was make them worse. I didn't even have adhd.

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I would advise you to take a look at this, but you don't have to. No where does it say that ADHD causes them, but it does say that about half who have adhd also have them along with adhd. Not only that, but it explains what the medications can cause. Although it doesn't mention that they can make them worse, but I know that from my own situations and what doctors have told me that it can. Now this is a can as in possibly, but not always will. So I'm not advising you to stop your medication. Especially if it is working for you. And maybe your medication doesn't even cause tics, but I'm just saying yah know? I'm not trying to be mean or anything. ^.^'
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Clelius Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I see.
And, if I wrote before that ADHD is a cause of tics sorry, I didn't mean that, I explained what I meant in a wrong way.
I wanted to say that a lot of people with ADHD also have tics, not that ADHD causes them. Sorry, careless mistake.
The fact is, my ADHD med doesn't make my tics worse, actually it makes them better when I take it. And yup, that med works wonderful for me^^
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Foxxyheartz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Artist
I've had them since I was four. I've had barking, clearing of throat, gasps, and sometimes tourettes. Like word outbursts etc. I also like kind of push out my arms to stretch them or my legs. I also roll my eyes and other things like that.
I'm glad you made a stamp. It helps people to get it out :)
<3
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Boltonartist Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Wow, thankyou for this stamp..
I've been suffering random outbursts of "hiccup" spasms, barking (including croaks & clucks if I try to control it) and screaming tics ever since mid-2010. I'm already a shy/timid person, and it's a huge head-turner and it gives unwanted attention in public, but in most cases its a general misunderstanding, and only a very small amount of people understand.

It was only about a week ago I was diagnosed for Tourette's syndrome.
I don't think its a bad disorder though, however like mentioned in other comments, about the famous Tourettes people - even if they are amusing.. we feel for them. when people make spoofs and imitations ..or what they call "pranks" can be quite offensive, not funny. :/ take this for example; [link]
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o "Hiccup" Spasms, barking, and screaming? Wow. It's "nice" to meet another person with those same kind of tics. ((Although I don't croack or cluck. I say some words sometimes like derp)) I use nice because I like it, but at the same time I don't if you know what I mean.

It's not a completely bad disorder. For the most it doesn't inhibit people. It's just annoying. Though there are some people that it does become inhibiting.

I don't know if that is a spoof of someone who has tourettes though. I mean I think they are just using screaming for shock factor. These guys are never actually calling it tourettes or anything from what I see. If you see where they call it a spoof of tourettes or some other thing maybe that would be offensive. However people have been using screaming as a shock factor for like ever. No I gfind outher things like lord tourettes, or the comment sections on shows about tourettes to be offensive. The amount of people that don't say it's a real disorder or call people fake just because they smile is sickening. I laugh at mine all the time because that is the way I handle it.
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KayleeInuzuka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've got a bad combination of tics.
When I get excited, I squeeze both my fists as hard as possible and my jaw tenses up which makes my entire body tremble. When I was a kid, I used to kick/bounce my feet up but now my heel/knee just bounces quickly(it doesn't help that I'm a drummer, it's always my right foot which is my bass drum pedal foot).
It happens almost subconciously and happens at the slightest things, I'll be daydreaming and a new idea for an artwork'll pop in my head and I'll tic. I'll be watching the news and the traffic cam of all the cars moving around makes me tic.
My friend makes fun of me even though she knows that it's tourettes, she says I look constipated. I tell her not to and that I can't help it but her reply is always, "Oh I'm just joking, you know i love you"
But it's still annoying. It's like every disorder; you're having enough problems dealing with it yourself and when people jump on you and point out your abnormal behavior, you just feel worse.
Then when I tell other people that I have tourettes, they think of me like that guy on Youtube who just spits swears. That guy ruined the tourettes image.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least that guy opened up the eyes of the world to show what tourettes is. I mean people instantly think of him, but at least people know that stuff is out there. Of course I hate it when people say people can help it and it's a bull shit illness. I wish the people who think that would tell it to my face so I can give them an earfull. :/

And yeah. It doesn't help if someone is on your case about something you can't help. It's not right of them to do that. Of course I can joke about my tourettes, but that isn't to say everyone can. If you don't like it she should respect you and not do it.
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KayleeInuzuka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I mean, you're right about him opening people's eyes but my point was that he kinda almost 'labeled' Tourette's as a disorder that makes you swear at everything. Someone told me that the whole swearing/outburst thing is a different type of Tourette's, it started with an 's'...
Not that I don't respect that guy, he's obviously struggling and unemployed because he can't control his cursing... I just think calling him "Tourette's Guy" makes us look bad.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually someone told me that too and I looked it up. I can't remember what it was. It wasn't tourettes, but it was tic disorder. Tic disorder is a broad term that covers tourettes too. [link]

That is true on the whole tourettes thing. I don't know. Did he say he had tourettes or is that something someone coined him with?
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KayleeInuzuka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
His son uploaded videos of him freaking out and just titled him 'tourette's guy'
A lot of people thought the guy was faking it because who the hell would upload real videos of their mentally ill father for shits and giggles?
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh now I get it, but in all honesty that did make him famous. And maybe the father was in on it. Who knows.
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NobleMajunga Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen. Tourette's is really hard. :( I'm glad, however, that I know what it is at long last. I thought I was just wierd for the longest time! My grandmother never told me that I had Tourettes until recently, and before, even when I saw that one guy on American Idol, thought that Tourettes was a fancy term for some sort of 'retard'. Learning about my syndrome has certaintly helped me understand others with neurogical disorders <3
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay. Well I am glad that you know.
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