Sounds just like my daughter. They have said the same thing. She is also high functioning autism. Our last visit with her neurologist she said probably transient tic disorder, but I am thinking tourette's cause she has been doing this since age 8 and now she is 11. She had a 24 hour EEG and they said it was self-stimulatory repetitive movements with some verbal and motor tics. Seizures were ruled out.
I am starting to accept some of her problems are mental, but some are neurological. She has a therapist now that she is working with and that seems to be helping some.
I also know how it feels to have no one to talk to that is going through this.
Has your son had a 24hr EEG?
My daughters neurologist also put her on clonidine which has helped tremendously.
I hope everything works out for you. How did your doctors visit go?
I just came back from the councling place they sent my son to he does not have tourettes but almost the same thing they still dont know how to treat him for this i might have so answers next thursday thank u for geting back to me .
Well, I guess I can forget the therapist cause Medicaid will only pay for 12hrs a year for behavioral therapy. That's like three months out of the year. What is the point in even trying to get help for her if every time I have to put up a fight. It will all fall back on me again. So I will have to read up on how to help her with her social skills, coping skills, etc, and etc...I have to learn in a few months what therapist learn in what six to eight years.
I hope everything works out for you and your son. Let us know how it turns out.