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what's the best way to calm or suppress tics? I have had tics for 3 years now and have never really had too much of a problem with them, but 3 are quite bad at the moments because I've got big exams over the next month and the change in routine is very stressful for me (I'm also autistic). I have received a couple of weird looks from people when in public and it's making me self conscious.

    • Cassa

      329d

      I find if its a motor tic moving that muscle around can help. For vocal tics humming or speaking is sometimes helpful. Some tics are caused by a dopamine deficiency in this brain, this means doing things that make you happy, exercise, video games etc can help. Huberman Labs podcast has a great episode on dopamine that has some other tips. I hope this helps! Also, remember that tics are not your fault and you have no need to apologize for them.

    • Viynnyie

      329d

      Some tics unfortunatky cannot be surpressed, it depends on how seveir they are, but to help them id recomend everything you do that makes you the calmest, I personally recomend keeping a hold of your breathing and trying not to think about them because I've found personally for me, the more I focus/hyper focus on them the more they happen. Try bringing a fidget or comfort item to have with you and try to focus on other topics/activities other than your tics, if you have someone that can engage in a convo with you, that can help to! I hope you find something that works, everyone is diffrent

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Some suggestions to help calm or suppress tics include finding things that help you relax, such as listening to music or using fidget toys. Additionally, practicing deep breathing and tapping on your collarbone may provide temporary relief. However, it's important to note that suppressing tics can be exhausting and may lead to tic attacks. Seeking professional help, like a therapist who specializes in CBT, can also provide coping and relaxation techniques.

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