Whistling tics often originate from the desire to create a whistling sound.
This can be achieved by:
- Using the lips to create a whistling sound when inhaling or exhaling
- Using the fingers as well as the mouth and tongue to create a sound
Other sensations may be desired during a whistling tic, such as feeling the lips move in a certain way, or feeling the fingers pressed against the lips.
Breathing tics may also accompany this action.
Notable people with whistling tics
Whistling seems to be a common tic within the tic-disorder community.
As always, a diagnosis needs to come from those qualified to provide it.