Ok...firstly, sorry for bombarding the site with posts and questions so soon after joining! Don't even know how to word this so it might not make sense.
Long story short, I constantly feel like I'm faking it. All of the time. Because my tics worsened as abruptly as they did at the age they did (around 16/17) the comments some people (including parents) made have stuck with me. It's left me feeling conscious about it all of the time and I don't seem to be able to shift it!
The other problem is that sometimes, the doubt forms into me convincing myself I can stop - which of course makes things a hell of a lot worse. I will sit there trying not to tic for ages, almost always ending in me being a total mess but still feeling like some sort of mad-fraud.
Any of you got any advice for dealing with this? How can I persuade my brain?