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Hitting tics

Lilpuppy
Lilpuppy

Hiya.. how do I stop myself from having hitting tics? I randomly try to hit my 13 year old shihztu when I'm angry and I don't know why. Is it apart of autism or am I having a different tic with another problem with me?

12 Replies

Hello 👋 have you tried to squeeze something to prevent that tic from happening . Also do you get a premonitory urge to do it ?

Lilpuppy
Lilpuppy in reply to Hb2003

I don't mean to! It just randomly happens. I don't get the time to grab something because if she's next to me I'll hit her not hard but like enough to make her bite me

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Lilpuppy

Do you feel like your about to sneeze or have a itch before doing it ? . I understand you dont mean to ☺️ my friend has Tourette’s syndrome so I understand

Lilpuppy
Lilpuppy in reply to Hb2003

Yes I feel it coming but it's almost instantly. And it's been happening for about 3 months

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Lilpuppy

Have you told someone ?

Lilpuppy
Lilpuppy in reply to Hb2003

No I haven't

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Lilpuppy

You probably should if it is bothering you . The doctor can give you medicine that can help reduce your tics or tic

Lilpuppy
Lilpuppy in reply to Hb2003

Okay! Thank u!

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Lilpuppy

Your welcome 😄

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Lilpuppy

How long has this been happening?

Hi there. You probably know that Tourette's Syndrome has a higher rate in population of people with Autism than in an equivalent number of those without Autism. Maybe you have missed that diagnosis? Maybe you have other tics? You mentioned this hitting has only happened in past 3 months, so has there been a change in circumstances for you or other reason for increased stress and tension which can trigger tics in people with or without Tourette's?

How are you doing now ?

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