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Does anyone else with Tourette's and selective mutism find that when your mutism kicks in while you're ticcing your vocal tics stop? I've been going mute a lot as of late and I've noticed I stop having complex vocal tics when I'm mute.

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    • Jessy4532

      540d

      Yes I scared me at first lol

    • Jessy4532

      540d

      Yes I scared me at first lol

    • Wednesday_7

      545d

      Actually yes. When I lose speech I physically cannot get sounds out my mouth so my vocal tics don’t work. I sometimes halfway mouth the vocal tic, but no noise comes out and my mouth freezes halfway through.

    • Igglepiggle

      546d

      I just have motor tics not Tourette’s but I’ve found my tics are worse when I’m mute as my anxiety is really bad and that triggers both, it’s very embarrassing

    • IsabellaJ

      648d

      Yes!!! People always think I'm faking because of it, but I just learned sign language so it's never been a real problem, and whenever people think faking I kick em to the curb, they don't deserve us

    • MushroomFern

      674d

      YES! people always think I'm faking tics because of it

    • DollyLeeQuacks

      675d

      What triggers your mutism? I pretty heavily relate.

      • royalty

        675d

        @DollyLeeQuacks Usually stress or anxiety but lately I've been having these "staring spells" and then right after I just go mute.

        • DollyLeeQuacks

          674d

          @royalty I have suffered from this a lot. Recently I hung out with someone (no longer a friend) and was having a "staring" and mutism moment to which they yelled "Stop staring at me! Jesus!" And that alone has made it so much worse

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