We are new to TS … need some help!

Hi, my name is Valeria and I’m from Cali, Colombia. Recently, my 8-year-old brother Jose Alejandro started having TS symptoms. At first, it started with very small head shakes, but in the last 2 or 3 weeks it has becomes gesticulations and some noises like “eee.” It has started to worry my family and I.

We originally thought it was Jose’s joke to annoy us, and we told him not do that, but he can’t stop and still does all of the movements. One night my mother, who is a nurse, saw a TV show that talked about Tourette Syndrome and she associated it with the things that Jose was doing. So then we started searching on the internet.

Jose has still not been diagnosed by a neurologist, but we are assuming he has TS. It would mean a lot to us if anyone here could help us about by giving us more information about TS, sharing their experiences and giving us some tips on how to deal with this. Also, is there any information about medicine and recent studies about TS?

We are very new to this, so any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

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