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  • Lindy on June 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm said:

    Hi Britanny:

    I am a professional singer and I’ve had t.s. since the age of 5; however, it went undiagnosed until the age of 36!!!! I’m now 66.

    Lately I have been drinking more coffee than usual because I am semi-retired and don’t have to worry about acid reflux from the caffeine bothering my singing as much. But I have noticed that my tics are way worse than ever. It hit me this a.m. that maybe that was due to the extra coffee I’m drinking so I did some googling and found your site. I am happy that I did and love your writings. Thanks for the great advice. I will immediately switch to decaf (yuck)….except for maybe one cup in the moring????

    • on June 25, 2014 at 7:11 am said:

      I appreciate your kind words, and I can definitely understand the desire for the coffee! While I’m not professional, I sing on my church’s worship team. The thing I want most between practice and the service is a nice cup of coffee to help with allergies. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed my tics jump to a new level on those days, and even my anxiety attacks are much more frequent. Since I switched to drinking decaf, both tics and anxiety attacks have been much less frequent during the church services (or other times when I have to do a lot of sitting still). I hope you can find a happy medium that works for you!

      Out of curiosity, what style of music do you sing? And please come back and share your thoughts anytime!

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