Hi! I have a new complex vocal tic known as echolalia where I repeat things other people say. I am in college, and it happens on occasion while I am in class. I am able to muffle the repetitions to a whisper where it isn’t noticeable, and it happens maybe once a class and is only a sentence or two that I repeat.
When I go home and visit one of my friend’s, I have a tendency to unleash all my tics. They know about my TS and are used to all the tics, so I feel comfortable not suppressing them there. I don’t like to complain, but it can get annoying when I am trying to have a conversation and it is broken up by me repeating a sentence.
I was wondering if anyone has experience with echolalia or how to gain control over this tic? Thanks!
My TS is under enough control that I have made the choice only to tell a few close friends about it. I have gotten better at controlling my tics to the point where if I met someone, they wouldn’t realize I was ticcing at all.
So, like any of the other tics, I just need to figure out how to manage this one. With the others, I allow myself time away from people to let them out. Like for instance, I walk a way to class across the green where most kids don’t walk since they use the side walk. That way I can tic as much as I want.
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