Just for reference, I am a 13 year old female. For probably almost 2 years now I have been getting what I now think to be motor tics. My relatives always used to make fun of the way I'd blink constantly, as I'd clamp my eyelids really tightly every time I closed my eyes. It felt as if I needed to do so to fulfill some kind of urge. Since around a year ago this gradually developed from eye blinking to stretching my arms and legs, as well as clearing my throat constantly. This annoys everyone around me but it gets very irritating having some sort of urge to cough every few seconds and not being able to do anything about it. I think these are vocal tics, however when I brought them up at a visit to my doctor they dismissed it as just a habit, or a dry throat and I am way too shy to even think about crossing a professional.
Recently, however, they have been getting more and more noticeable. I roll my neck and shoulders as well as stretching out my arms and wrists straight in front of me, sometimes in quick succession. Nobody's brought it up yet but I'm very scared of being confronted and not having anything to say; I can't stand being judged like that. I know for certain that it looks very strange, but I can't help it because if I hold it in for too long I end up just firing them off randomly for even longer, for want of a better way of putting it.
I've already spoken to my mother about it but she doesn't seem to believe me. I don't blame her as I'm paranoid about these things and I spend way too much time researching the symptoms, but when I stumbled across Tourette's Syndrome (which I'm ashamed to say I thought was basically just copralalia) it fit too well. I'm scared of looking like an attention seeker so I'd much prefer to get a second opinion anonymously if I'm wrong and being stupid.
tl;dr do I have Tourette's?