Roll call for Dopers who have or have had tics – and what were they?
The only bad one I’ve ever had was at around age 10 or 11: the need to scrunch up my face several times an hour. Compulsive hair-twirling wasn’t as big a deal, but it left me kinda funny-looking most times. Neither lasted very long, thank god. Around adolescence there was throat-clearing for a short while, and intermittently since high school there have been some much more discreet vocal tics.
The only tic the past couple of years has been compulsive mouse clicking, which obviously is not much of an issue. Of course, thinking about tics is usually what brings them to the surface, so by tomorrow I’m sure I’ll be scrunching my face and clearing my throat non-stop.