Have you ever had an itch that you just couldn’t scratch? Something that started off very small and you just tired to ignore it. But the more you ignored it, the worse the itch became. It just stayed and stayed and got worse and worse. Creeping out until the itch was much bigger than it originally started. And then, even though you couldn’t really scratch it properly, you couldn’t wait any longer and just had to try and relieve the feeling?
Well that’s what it can sometimes feel like for someone who has Tourette Syndrome (TS) and they’re trying to hold back a tic. I’m speaking from personal experience here. Everyone has different tics and they can range from something as simple as wanting to touch a door four times, wanting to wiggle your nose, or needing to yell out a word or phrase.