View Full Version : a couple tics i have

03-01-09, 08:35 AM
I don't think I have TS because I don't have any vocal ticks, however I do have a few motor tics. The first one I can remember was I used to pinch people and animals and grind my teeth. This started probably as young as 6 or 7. Shortly after I became obsessed with other peoples hair. If I seen hair that was shaped as a circle, I would have to put my finger through it and pull it out. My newest one I have only been doing a couple of years; i'm 24 by the way :). I chew hairs on my hand and arm. It's to the point where my hands and the first 6 or so inches on my arms are bald. which is somewhat noticable. The ones I tend to chew the most are the hairs when they are just starting to grow. I will pick at my skin so I can get to the hair. My hands are noticably tore up from this and wish I could stop. I also have add and take adderall which seems to make this tic worse. Can anyone else relate to any of this?

03-01-09, 10:07 AM
What you've described are not tics, but more so obsessions/compulsions.

Any history of ASD or OCD in the family?

03-01-09, 10:31 AM
I've looked into aspergers syndrome and think they could be stims.