I just wanted to know If I possibly have tourettes. For years I have had 'tics' but not sure what they were and what caused them. I'm not sure when they started but I can remember when I was around 12/13 they may have possibly started. I used to all the time make hiccup sounds that just never seemed to stop, and the more nervous I got about some situations, the worse they got. They developed into full body like twitches that used to actually scare my college tutor. Currently I sometimes get head twitches and make (of which makes me a little self concious) screaming like noises. When in a relaxed situation or when busy I am OK and very rarely happen but just before I started writing this, I for 15/20 minutes seem to kinda let loose and Its annoyed me and upset me.
When i'm nervous, tired or stressed its bad. When I'm excited is when its at its worst.
It hinders me sometimes and embarrasses me when at Uni or work because people just look at me like I'm crazy. I have learnt to sometimes suppress them but then when I do that, they all come at once. This was horrible when I spent a few weeks in the summer just gone working as a Door to Door rep. I tried not to do it in front of potential customers but as soon as the door closed they started.
I just don't know what to do because I cant help it, sometimes it happens other times I feel if I don't do something this feeling build up until I make a noise or twitch to suppress it. My house mates get annoyed with me and are constantly telling me to be quiet but I really cant help it. I'm at the point where It happens and I say Sorry straight away every time. I'm now 21 (in a month) and just want it sorted.
What do I do? Please help!