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I have noticed over the past few months that some old habits have come back to me. When I was about 11 years old I developed a squinting habit that went away with time. Then I started doing a high pitched humming that my dad would tell me off for but there was really nothing I could do about it.

Recently, I have developed the same symptoms-my first habit was squinting, that stopped then I started sniffing continuously and now I have started making a weird humming noise with the back of my throat. I'm really conscious of it even though I think I have hidden it quite well. It's not like I want to hum or make any of the noises, it's almost like my mind is telling me I have to do it. If I try and stop myself doing it, it's all I can think about. Is this some form of OCD or Tourettes? Thanks
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replied December 14th, 2009
OCD humming
I do humming loud enough that people around me will tell me it disturbs them. I am 60% deaf and I thought that it was the reason I hummed. Now I am not so sure. I also suffer from compulsive excoriation or neurodermatitis.When younger i would bite my nails, I would still but I have tanquilizers which stops me from biting the nails but not the humming which is quite new!
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