A lot of people have heard of Tourette’s, yet few people know the reality of Tourette’s and being a touretter So 10 things I’d like you to know about the reality of being a Touretter (identity first language for someone who has tourette’s) Some of us use mobility aids Yes tourette’s is the reason I … More Ten realities of tourette’s
If you think Tourette’s is solely about swearing or is funny then read the below. Everything within this kind of poem thing is things I do and/or have experienced as part of my Tourette’s. Tourette’s is… Tourette’s is bruises, cuts, scrapes. Concussion, Broken bones Blood running over my skin Tourette’s is Twisted ankles, pulled … More Tourette’s is…
* ‘I wish I could get away with swearing like that!’ * ‘I wish I had what you had so I could get away with saying c**t/s**t/any other swear word to people I don’t like’ * ‘It must be so much fun to be able to just swear when you want’ * ‘I wish I … More What coprolalia really is.
In previous blogs I’ve mentioned suppressing tics, but not properly talked about it, so as I can’t sleep due to being anxious about surgery later today I thought I’d write a blog to explain. A definition of the word ‘suppress’ is: forcibly put an end to. Which correctly and incorrectly links to suppressing tics. It … More Suppressing tics
Tic storms or tic fits or tic attacks (I’ll call them tic storms as that is my preferred term) are a part of Tourettes that not many people know much about, including professionals. I have no idea if anyone has an estimate of the percentage of people with TS who have tic storms. When I … More ‘Tic storms’ (AKA ‘tic fits’ or ‘tic attacks’
In my last blog I talked about how I came about to be diagnosed with Tourette’s and a little of what it is like living with it, but I didn’t really talk much about Tourette’s itself and the symptoms I have to live with on a daily basis, so this blog is more about Tourette’s … More Tourette’s Syndrome
In the last few months I have been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, something I am sure to some came as a shock when I wrote a status about it on facebook, but something that to me is not a shock but something I have secretly suspected for many years, but not wanted to admit to … More Living with Tourette’s