I have strange movements such as jerking my shoulders, moving my trunk around, rubbing one ankle with the other foot while walking, sudden arm movents, and clumsiness (dropping things, bumping into things, and falling).
A neurologist said these were tics. He thought I might have Wilson's disease. Tests showed I have excess copper, but not enough to be Wilson's. Now he thinks I have Tourette's. I am 55 years old, and these movements started about eight years ago. Since I did not have tics in childhood, can this be true? Are there other movement disorders which could cause such symptoms? Thanks for your response.
The onset of Tourette
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.