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If you have verbal tics, then people probably look because the noise attracts their attention. They may also need a few moments to understand what they heard. If you have physical tics (movements), then again they may be caught by surprise and just need time to figure out the situation.
Tics can be caused by stress and lack of sleep. Medication can help, especially the medications used for ADHD. Scientists are unsure of what causes tics, but it is known that you can suppress them for a short time, but the urge will build and create the need to move or voice yourself again.
Yes, it is probably because you are feeling nervous or anxious. Tics can be caused by stress, and now that you have had them, you are probably more focused on them than ever before. It can help to practice relaxation techniques so you can combat the nervousness next time you are with others.
Relaxing as much as possible will help. The more you practice keeping yourself calm, the more you will be able to relax anytime you need to, helping to reduce your tics and anxiety in general. Here are two sites to help you:
I can understand your concern. But if people are laughing, it could be for many reasons. It could be that they are uncomfortable, feel shy, think what you said was funny, but not you, or they could be insecure and laugh at others to feel better. Your best bet is to ignore it or laugh along. That usually deals with any reason they could be laughing.
I think we need a new thread :)
I am sorry to hear that you had a difficult time with your mother. You can let me know what happened, but JA rules prevent me from providing more than one answer per thread. Try contacting the moderators to see if you can work out your account and let me know.
Ok, let me know when you get it all sorted.
Ok, thanks for letting me know, Marvin! I'll look for your new post.
Sorry about that! I had a customer change an account and got them mixed up. My apologies!