2 months ago my son started a head jerk tic out of the blue. The gp assuared me it’s a habit that would go . However my son has done this head jerk every single day non stop for nearly 2 months with no rest. He has also started a shoulder shrug and a few days ago complained that he’s starting the feel the same thing with his toes where they curl up. He sometimes also makes different noises with this mouth but these vary and not that loud .
He has also become more emotional cries every day and gets very angry and refuses school , this is all new to me and I’m so emotionally drained
I’ve asked him if it hurts and he says no most times but at times he will say yes and I will give pain relief. He still does his sports as he’s very active but other kids are starting to notice which is I can tell destresses him . We try not to mention his tics unless he does
My question is will the herd jerk go away or stay forever as I can’t imagine The damage in the long run. I have also noticed that it increases when he is anxious, I wonder if I was to concentrate on helping him with anxiety if that will change things. I don’t want him to suffer for the rest of his life . We are waiting for a nuero referral
I feel sad, angry , alone