My son is now 8, soon to be 9 in June he was diagnosed with adhd last year, his grade have been great befor starting medications. his teacher was tired of reiterating to him what to do next, also he was very hyper at home. So we tried several medications. until we stopped at Ritalin. He has had motor tics in the past befor medications. a snort kinda noise. Since the medications he is shaking his head making funny eye movements, along with the yellping noise now. I have taken him off the medications yesterday and am waiting for his psychiatrist to call . Teacher is trying to be pushy on continueing the medications. I am meeting with her today. I am so upset thatmy son has started all of this. Does anyone know do medications cause tic to get worse? If we stop the medications will the increased tics go away, back to normal? Is there a medication non stimulant. for adhd. I do know of the Strattera. I am looking into it further. My son is in all advanced classes and has been since he started school in 1st grade. So even without the medications he is doing great in school. I need help. Thanks, Katesmom, I will give the update on Kate later when I have ohhh about 6 hours to catch you all up on her!!!!! OHHHH That GIRL>>>>!!!!!