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07 Dec 2008, 2:43 pm

I heard that I occasionally twitch. It happens a little when I'm awake, and I usually notice, but according to my mother, I twitch a lot when I'm sleeping. Is this normal? Is this a big problem?



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07 Dec 2008, 2:52 pm

I twitch now and again. Sometimes my twitches are so pronounced that everyone in the room feels the need to ask me if I am alright. I have yet to find out exactly what these twitches are or why I have them. It will be interesting to see what others have to say.



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07 Dec 2008, 3:27 pm

I'm not sure whether I twitch or not, I appear to stim more. :?


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07 Dec 2008, 3:42 pm

I know I twitch occasionally. And apparently it is noticable enough that the teachers stops teaching to make sure I'm okay. At the time I didn't even realize I was twitching...but I suppose everone else did!



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07 Dec 2008, 3:51 pm

Wikipedia wrote:
A tic is a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups. [...] Other conditions like autism and stereotypic movement disorder also include movements which may be confused with tics.

I've read, and I've been told, that my twitching is because of my autism.



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07 Dec 2008, 4:20 pm

I twitch excessively. It gets really bad when I am upset. I also twitch myself awake most nights. I noticed it after a friend pointed it out to me at my first sleep over(9th grade). I was falling asleep and I would jerk and wake up. I am not sure why I do it.


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07 Dec 2008, 4:22 pm

When I stay really tense and can't relax I'll start getting involuntary ticks, yes.



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07 Dec 2008, 5:15 pm

I didn't used to, but ever since a bad series of panic attacks a few months ago, I twitch when I'm stressed or sick.


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07 Dec 2008, 11:57 pm

i twitch a lot, but thats due to my tourettes, twitching can occur when stress or overloaded, if it occurs at all times then it might be possible to have a tic disorder.


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08 Dec 2008, 12:05 am

Yeah, I twitch. Dunno if I do it in my sleep, though.
It can get annoying, too. Like if I get this twitch near one of my eyes...


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08 Dec 2008, 12:21 am

I twitch too. It used to be FAR more common, but I still do. I don't know if ANYONE has ever noticed. :lol:



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12 Oct 2013, 8:32 pm

I have Tourettes, but even with meds, I need to twitch to pay attention.


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13 Oct 2013, 3:05 pm

I twitch occasionally, but it becomes a necessity when I'm experiencing a lot of anxiety and/or a meltdown. Twitching is a way of releasing all the pressure building up inside me and it helps me relax afterwards. For example if I'm having a meltdown in school (happens too often) I'll lock myself in the bathroom crying, hyperventilating etc. And then I'll twitch. They're really hard to control and it looks really horrible like I'm having a seizure or something, but it makes me relax really quickly.