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A Question About Tourettes And Paralysis

Help ! Neighbor with Tourettes Syndrome !?

Hi everyone,
I have a very serious dilemma. I live in a 5 story house and I live on the 4th floor. New neighbors moved in like a year ago, who have a daughter with Tourettes syndrome (and also a deaf son, but he is not the issue). The daughter has uncontrollable tics - she is not cursing, but she has the urge to shout from the top of her lungs and smash something, most usually the door. And I mean she smashes it so that the entire house and all my mirrors shake. It really feels as it were a jungle up there.

This starts every morning at 6 a.m. when she wakes up to go to school and then at 9-12 p.m. when she is going to bed. Its so bad, I wake up to it every morning (horrible shouts and noises, walls shaking) and at night when me or my mom are trying to work/study/relax.

It wouldnt be bad if it happened every now and then - but its EVERY SINGLE DAY. We already had to go to complain to them twice. The parents are nice people. They said they had to move here from Germany because of the same problem (neighbours) and that they are already building a flat to move out. But that might take couple of years to finish and me and my family cant take it anymore.

TBH I dont think there is anything they can do - except medicate their daughter, which they are refusing to do (and the parents themselves said their daughter's syndromes are getting much worse nowadays). Unfortunately however, this results in violating (AND SEVERELY) my ownership rights and they are disturbing me greatly every single day to the point of uncontrollable frustration.

The only real solution would be to file a civil action for the breach of ownership rights (Im from Europe, not sure what this aciton would be in US). In summary, every owner of a property is bound to use it, so they are not bothering other neighbours, or move out. Its very hard and strict, but Im the victim here.

What would you do ? Thanks you.

Sons teacher has no tolerance for his tourettes?

My 5 yr old has tourettes as well as ADHD. Both are being treated by a doctor and with medication (tried without but he is a much happier child on it because he has better control of him self and it lessens the tics) His kindergarten teacher has Absolutely NO tolerance for it though even knowing his disorders. He is constantly in trouble for making noises (verbal tic that she is well aware of, and no he doesn't curse like some kids do its just sounds) or for wiggling around during rest time (the kid is severely ADHD, he doesn't talk or bother others, he WIGGLES around a bit. I find that actually pretty good considering this is a kid that hasn't napped since age 1) I dont know what to do, I've tried explaining that alot of this is out of his control due to a neurological disorder but dont get to far. I dont want to come off as the parent that is like "my poor baby" but I also want him treated right???

Tourette's sleeping question?

Actually...everyone twitches while they're asleep. It's normal, it's part of the sleep cycle. People with Tourette's, on the other hand, ticcing in sleep? That's a good question. Some people, I've heard, say they do, like someone else hearing them vocal tic. Some experts debate whether or not movements of people with TS during sleep are really tics or just the normal hypnic jerks of the sleep cycle which are seen in normal people too. I do know this: sometimes I tic as I wake up in the mornings. Sometimes as I wake up, the first thing I"m aware of is my body starting the tics again for the day. Sometimes I even tic in dreams, come to think of it.

Sleep disorders often go along with Tourette's, so restless sleep can be another symptom displayed by people with Tourette's, but may not be a part of the Tourette's itself, per se. So actually, this is a pretty complicated question to answer...like anything about a neurological disorder it's anything but simple.

Do you think this girl is subconsciously racist?

No this girl is not racist. I don't know if this video was supposed to be for real or what but now it's just turned out to be some sort of a joke. Tourette syndrome is a serious problem that thousands of people suffer from. The syndrome itself isn't that bad (unless you have a severe case) but it the lack of education about the syndrome that really is a problem for sufferers.

first off, people with TS have absolutely no control over what noises or movements their body makes them do. It's a brain disorder that has no cure. I was looking at some comments and people were saying how those kids needed to go to church. It has nothing to do with that. Some people are just born with a chemical imbalance in their brain which causes them to make noises and movements that they can't control.

second, swearing or saying bad words is an extremely rare form of tourette syndrome. People with TS get these things called tics. A tic is just the movement or sound that they make over and over. Usually they are things like rolling eyes, scrunching nose, grunting, clearing throat, nodding, shrugging, coughing, clicking tongue, and other little stuff like that. But in very rare cases a person will get what's called coprolalia. Coprolalia is when a person says socially unacceptable words. They can't control these words. These words do not reflect what the person is thinking. People with coprolalia do not say these words in context... it just comes out. There's nothing that these people can do to stop it.

Really, TS isn't funny. Chances are, you know at least one person with the syndrome. It's really not that rare. So don't go around making fun of it. Do some more research. People with TS are just like everyone else.

With all that said, THE GIRL IS NOT RACIST!

Hearing strange noises in my head during sleep?

This is called sleep paralysis.

During sleep paralysis, you experience hallucinations and sometimes, delusions. It's nothing to do with psychosis. It's caused by a stage of sleep which makes the person able to see (they can open their eyes and look round the room and KNOW where they are) but they are completely paralysed and unable to move. It doesn't mean the person is mentally ill or becoming so. It can happen to absolutely anybody at any time and the cause is unknown although it is understood that stress and anxiety are big triggers.

Despite being able to see, they are still asleep and cannot choose to wake up to snap out of the episode - nor can they choose to go into a deeper stage of sleep to overcome it that way.

I suffer from sleep paralysis and see flashing lights, hear voices and noises and experience sensations like spinning, rolling, falling, pressure on my body like somebody is touching me or moving round the bed. All these hallucinations look, feel and sound completely real and at the time, I am unable to tell that I am hallucinating.
Don't try to wake yourself up during an episode of sleep paralysis. You are more likely to get frustrated which may make it worse. Just try and relax into it and you are more likely to go into a deeper more peaceful stage of sleep. If you can, tell yourself soothing thoughts, like 'its just a stage of sleep - I'm safe in bed and this will pass. When I wake up everything will be ok.'

When you dream normally, at the time you might not know you're dreaming but when you wake up, you know that everything that's just happened in your dream wasn't real and during a dream, if you HAVE to wake up you can and will. During sleep paralysis, you can't.

The mind works in some amazing - and some very frightening ways, at times.

Is being a stroke survivor considered a disability?

First, I would like to say "I'm truly sorry to hear about the two strokes that you had at such a young age."
Second, "Do you suffer from any side effects from these two strokes such as slurred speech, loss of memory or learning disabilities, loss of mobility on one side, or loss of sight/ hearing?" Strokes can lead to other serious complications including but not limited to these complications.
Third, Tourette's Syndrome is a disability in itself especially if it is severe enough to hinder you in your everyday life. Anxiety, depression, and OCD can also be debilitating if left untreated. However, these disabilities are generally unrelated to strokes but there is nothing saying that these strokes did not cause chemical imbalances in your brain that led up to these disabilities that you have because strokes do effect different people in different ways.

I knew someone that did have a stroke about the same age which left him not only partially paralyzed on one side and slurred speech, but it also left him with the IQ of around 50.

What disability did Forrest Gump have?

His disability would have been developmentally delayed until age 8. A child can no longer be under that category after 8 years old. His disability from 8 into adulthood would be intellectually disabled. There are three different levels to intellectual disabilities. They are mild, moderate, and severe. Forrest Gump probably fell somewhere in the mild to moderate range based on the movie. Mental retardation is a very outdated term, although it was considered politically correct in the 60s-80s and even into the 90s. In order to be classified as intellectually disabled your IQ must be below 70.I saw the one answerer looked it up and he had an IQ of 75! That surprises me because they portrayed him as much lower than most people I know with IQ's in that range.