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Is it starting? Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21539 posts
status 14th Apr '13

I have Tourette's Syndrome. I've had it since I was 10.
My neurologist told me to expect DD to inherit the disorder since its genetic.
Since yesterday she has been making fake little coughs all the time, just like my tics when it first started with me.
I'm worried it's starting with her, but everything I've ever read about TS says that onset starts between 5-10. DD will be 4 in June. Isn't she too young? I maybe the age I mentioned was just a typical age?



My poor baby.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9124 posts
status 14th Apr '13

I don't know much about TS, but hugs! I hope it's not. :(

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Apr '13

possibly. my son goes through phases with vocal (coughing/clearing throat) and the eye blinking tics. they come and go though, like last a month, then go away for awhile, and randomly start again. but his pedi said its actually more common than we all think for kids that age to get stuff like that

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21539 posts
status 14th Apr '13

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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Apr '13
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status 14th Apr '13

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beandis 34 kids; sparta, wi, United States 6996 posts
17th Apr '13

All kids are different. Hope it's a phase. You said you ha it since ten, have you been able to manage it pretty well?