Recently, my psychiatrist took me down just a few milligrams on Abilify and my T-T-Tourette, which actually doesn’t manifest itself vocally, just physically, has become much worse. In fact, Abilify and Klonopin treat my Tourette along with my BP.
It’s been really painful–physically and emotionally–to have my tics return in fuller force than they have been for a very long time. Sometimes I have to interrupt conversations to “finish” a tic before I can continue. And I think it looks plain ugly.
No one around me shames me or anything, it’s just leftover feelings from when I was a kid and no one even talked about my TS, except to make fun of me. I wasn’t even formally diagnosed until I was 28.
Just more to cope with at the moment…