I have pretty much done this all my life im 17 and still do it. I don't realise I'm doing it sometimes and get enjoyment out of rubbing my hands together fast, clapping really loudly or shaking my hands really fast. I don't know what it is but I got bullied a lot when I was younger and wasn't very confident. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. When I was a kid people didn't seem that bothered about it because it was just looked upon as a silly thing that kinds do but now I'm 17 and do this everyday without fail my friends sometimes notice. My grandad notices most of all because I live with him atm, he finds it annoying and swats me with a fly swat to try and get me to stop but I don't sit and think I'm gonna clap my hands, I just do it without realising and I don't know why.
Basically someone I know noticed me doing it and said that her autistic sister does this. I think I have an aspect of OCD as if doors are open I can't relax till they're closed, I constantly have things with me that are important to me and if I lose anything I will get myself so worked up and upset till I find it. I've never really noticed these things until now and not sure if it's just a normal thing for me to do or if it could be linked to something I've never been diagnosed with. Does this sound like normal behaviour? I'm not a troll, I'm deadly serious. I'll be at uni in 2 years and don't want to be like this at uni etc
I shake my hands rub my hands together & clap them without realising. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 30-03-2013 22:41
- 31-03-2013 14:23
It sounds like this could be a tic OP, have you considered speaking to your GP? They may be able to refer you onto a specialist team who will be able to advise properly and give you some strategies to help.
I can understand why this is a worry for you but stress can make tics worse, are you particularly stressed at the moment?
Sorry I can't offer any more advice, I hope you go and seek some advice from your GP
- 31-03-2013 14:27
Your problem sounds more neuronal than mental. I'm sure if you go to your GP they could give you an explanation to it.