View Full Version : I went to the doctor..

08-29-04, 09:15 PM
My older brother's best friend was over to the house one day and he must have noticed me ticking because when my brother left the room he approached me. His younger sister has tourettes so he knows all about it. He told me he noticed that my face was ticking and I was tensing up my hands and told me I should see the doctor. So I finally went and I was pretty relaxed so the doc saw a few ticks. He told me he noticed that I roll my eyes alot, open my mouth wide and tense my hands up and told me it was definitely ticks. I told him about other ones I have been having and he said he doesnt know enough about tourettes to diagnose me but he is going to see when he can get me in to see a specialist a few hours away from here. It feels good to know and now I dont think I will try to hide it so much!

08-29-04, 09:48 PM
That's really great! I kind of chickened out of my doctor's appointment the other day. I guess I just worry that if it is a doctor that does not know much about it that they won't take me seriously enough and if I get the answer that they think it is nothing to worry about (which doctors always seem to say to me about this dizziness problem I have, because they honestly think they are easing my mind that way, I just want an answer!!) then I don't know what I'll do. I guess when I first started reading about tics and tourettes a couple of months go, the relief that went through me was amazing, that there was a name for what I did. So maybe that in itself is enough, but to be honest it's only an answer for me, I can't give that answer to other people without a real diagnosis. Anyway, I'm so glad you are on the way to finding your answer :) With any luck soon I will have the courage to see the doctor and find mine...

08-30-04, 12:11 PM
Lisa: That's great! It's very good to see a doc, and that you didn't hide the tics while you were there. I paniced my first visit to a neurologist but he sent me to another doc who definitely saw my tics because I was there so often and for at least 2 hours every time. It's hard not to hide tics when you're used to it, but you'll feel much better if you don't hide them all the time. Good luck on your search for a doc who knows TS :)

Aularian: Good luck to you too, when you panic, remember you're not alone, there are many of us having tics and that it's hard for all of us to make ppl understand they're not intentional and something we do just for fun. Can't you have a friend there with you next time you're there? It could make you stronger. Doctors are a bit scary ;)