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Tourette's Syndrome
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Hmmm. I wonder, shall I do what everyone else is doing and give you some moral support?

Lol fuck that. I just got happy that somebody mentioned an english football team. Well, SOCCER to avoid confusion.
Posted 11/10/11
Have had symptoms of it for a long time. Makes some things in life a little more challenging.
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When I was younger, I had a need for nodding and making asthma attack sounds....I was so weird.....
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Have you ever read anything by Oliver Sacks? He's a psychiatrist and neurologist. He's always writing about odd syndromes, psychological disorders, and ... other things. His most recent book is Musicophilia, but you may have also heard of Awakenings about people who got Parkinsons (it was made into a movie). Anyway — I've read almost everything he's written, and one of the stories that most stuck out in my mind were his two stories about some highly successful people with Tourette's. Namely, a surgeon and an airplane pilot. Far out, right? It's amazing. I think you can find them in An Anthropologist on Mars, but if you want to look, here's his website: http://www.oliversacks.com/books/anthropologist-on-mars/

Thanks for sharing your story! It was interesting to hear about it from your personal perspective. Me, I don't believe that confidence can be built up on purpose, exactly, but if you can find one thing that you are really good at and work until you produce something you can be proud of - on the way, I think you will discover confidence. It helps if you try not to think of yourself too badly. Of course, everyone's journey is different. Good luck!
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Many people have asked if I have tourettes.
Though the only thing I've ever been told I have is ADHD when I was starting fifth grade.
Posted 11/10/11
Sounds iffy. O.O No, I don't and am glad I don't.
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I suggest bringing a man who has the worst case of tourettes, and place him in a republican debate.
I think he'll work out fine.
Posted 11/10/11

CarboKill wrote:

Hmmm. I wonder, shall I do what everyone else is doing and give you some moral support?

Lol fuck that. I just got happy that somebody mentioned an english football team. Well, SOCCER to avoid confusion.


Why you so cruel to me, bro? Hah, kidding. I never understood why there's two different "Footballs". In the american version, you grab the ball and, uh, run it to the side of a field. On the other hand, the non-american version is where you KICK the ball to the other side of the field. I don't really get it...




DeusExMachine wrote:

Have had symptoms of it for a long time. Makes some things in life a little more challenging.


Really? If you don't mind, could I know what you suffer from, and how severe? Is there a delay between "Attacks", or is it a constant thing? Do you have mental ones (E.G: Being unable to think certain words, or something like extreme OCD?) Sorry to bother!




FlyinDumpling wrote:

When I was younger, I had a need for nodding and making asthma attack sounds....I was so weird.....


Lots of people have a tic or two, it's just how it is. Some people nod their heads, some chew nails, whilst others may tap a foot or crack a knuckle. Some do make noises, guttural or not.



Dorotheia wrote:

Have you ever read anything by Oliver Sacks? He's a psychiatrist and neurologist. He's always writing about odd syndromes, psychological disorders, and ... other things. His most recent book is Musicophilia, but you may have also heard of Awakenings about people who got Parkinsons (it was made into a movie). Anyway — I've read almost everything he's written, and one of the stories that most stuck out in my mind were his two stories about some highly successful people with Tourette's. Namely, a surgeon and an airplane pilot. Far out, right? It's amazing. I think you can find them in An Anthropologist on Mars, but if you want to look, here's his website: http://www.oliversacks.com/books/anthropologist-on-mars/

Thanks for sharing your story! It was interesting to hear about it from your personal perspective. Me, I don't believe that confidence can be built up on purpose, exactly, but if you can find one thing that you are really good at and work until you produce something you can be proud of - on the way, I think you will discover confidence. It helps if you try not to think of yourself too badly. Of course, everyone's journey is different. Good luck!


Hmm, no, I never have! I'll definitely look at that link, thank you! It's good to know that there are people who can succeed even with a hindrance like TS, especially people who succeed exceptionally well. In the end, I guess every little victory will feel just a bit sweeter, due to the...Er, "Bumpy" road to the end. I share your views in a sense, mostly due to how rare it is to see somebody truly confident. Arrogant maybe, but confidence seems to be lacking in most, especially I. One again, thank you for the post and link!



BillieHadASexChange wrote:

Many people have asked if I have tourettes.
Though the only thing I've ever been told I have is ADHD when I was starting fifth grade.


ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, right? I've had two friends who have had that, actually. They both were some of the best pals I've ever had, mostly due to the fact they actually liked to go outside and play, rather than sitting inside on video games and T.V.




D01BCDN3 wrote:

Sounds iffy. O.O No, I don't and am glad I don't.


It is quite a strange thing, in a manner of sense. It's not a pleasant thing, but you honestly get used to it. One of my fondest wishes is to be able to trade my TS to another person for a single day, and only once per person. Just so that they can experience how I feel.




o3oBuddha wrote:

I suggest bringing a man who has the worst case of tourettes, and place him in a republican debate.
I think he'll work out fine.


Er, probably not heh. With the combination of shouting swears and other odd fidgets, most people will think he's possessed! Then again, you should have seen that time I was in a church. Oh gods, the horrors, the horrors! I never returned after that.

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CarboKill wrote:

Hmmm. I wonder, shall I do what everyone else is doing and give you some moral support?

Lol fuck that. I just got happy that somebody mentioned an english football team. Well, SOCCER to avoid confusion.


You are not coming for Dave's head in this thread.
He is a wonderful person.


Posted 11/10/11 , edited 11/10/11
I was diagnosed with it when I was around 4. I never had any severe "ticks", and I can't really remember what I as like. It's just a neurological disorder similar to epilepsy except that the effected part of the brain is constantly sending disorganized or broken signals, so some motor and verbal functions may be triggered by abnormal signals sent from your brain through your spinal column and into localized motor nerves.

I grew out of whatever small symptoms I had when I was around 9-12.

Edit: Actually, I did have compulsive snorting for a couple years.. And I was very backwards which is why I didn't make any solid friends in elementary. They'd be friends one week and enemies the next. At least I was normal in one regard, I was afraid of cooties and I regularly flipped skirts.
Posted 11/10/11 , edited 11/10/11

chrome_mist wrote:


CarboKill wrote:

Hmmm. I wonder, shall I do what everyone else is doing and give you some moral support?

Lol fuck that. I just got happy that somebody mentioned an english football team. Well, SOCCER to avoid confusion.


You are not coming for Dave's head in this thread.
He is a wonderful person.




I hope I didn't piss you off somehow. As a general rule of thumb, when somebody posts something nice about you on the internet, they have something horrible in store.

I honestly wish I could reply, but...I'm not so good with, er, compliments. Thank you although, you're a nice person as well. I...am actually speechless right now. What a rare sight, a nerd like me not having anything to say. Er...

Maybe I'll go get some liquid courage*.






varnlestoff wrote:

I was diagnosed with it when I was around 4. I never had any severe "ticks", and I can't really remember what I as like. It's just a neurological disorder similar to epilepsy except that the effected part of the brain is constantly sending disorganized or broken signals, so some motor and verbal functions may be triggered by abnormal signals sent from your brain through your spinal column and into localized motor nerves.

I grew out of whatever small symptoms I had when I was around 9-12.

Edit: Actually, I did have compulsive snorting for a couple years.. And I was very backwards which is why I didn't make any solid friends in elementary. They'd be friends one week and enemies the next. At least I was normal in one regard, I was afraid of cooties and I regularly flipped skirts.


You know quite a bit on the subject! More on the intelligent side than I tend to view things from. I wish my Tourette's would just go away, I'm getting really tired of it. And, hah, flipping skirts...You devil you! I'm far too shy to even dare do something like that. Would you care to share some of your finer tips with one such as I?


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Dave1004 wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

Sounds iffy. O.O No, I don't and am glad I don't.


It is quite a strange thing, in a manner of sense. It's not a pleasant thing, but you honestly get used to it. One of my fondest wishes is to be able to trade my TS to another person for a single day, and only once per person. Just so that they can experience how I feel.


I don't have it, but just reading from your description, I understand completely that it's not a pleasant thing. Ah, right about that. If I really knew you and I knew you super well, I would have TS to understand your pain, but you still have to have your TS because I am not riding in this one alone. I am this selfish to drag someone along with me in my misery. O.O I am terrible!


Hey, no worries! I'm a selfish, greedy person as well. There's one major disadvantage to being a prick although, and that's the guilt from doing so. (The prick as in I, mind you.) Being selfish is an important trait in humanity, it's what keeps us alive and strong. The strong rise, while the weak perish...






Posted 11/10/11

Dave1004 wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

Sounds iffy. O.O No, I don't and am glad I don't.


It is quite a strange thing, in a manner of sense. It's not a pleasant thing, but you honestly get used to it. One of my fondest wishes is to be able to trade my TS to another person for a single day, and only once per person. Just so that they can experience how I feel.


I don't have it, but just reading from your description, I understand completely that it's not a pleasant thing. Ah, right about that. If I really knew you and I knew you super well, I would have TS to understand your pain, but you still have to have your TS because I am not riding in this one alone. I am this selfish to drag someone along with me in my misery. O.O I am terrible!



Posted 11/10/11 , edited 11/10/11

Dave1004 wrote:


chrome_mist wrote:


CarboKill wrote:

Hmmm. I wonder, shall I do what everyone else is doing and give you some moral support?

Lol fuck that. I just got happy that somebody mentioned an english football team. Well, SOCCER to avoid confusion.


You are not coming for Dave's head in this thread.
He is a wonderful person.




I hope I didn't piss you off somehow. As a general rule of thumb, when somebody posts something nice about you on the internet, they have something horrible in store.

I honestly wish I could reply, but...I'm not so good with, er, compliments. Thank you although, you're a nice person as well. I...am actually speechless right now. What a rare sight, a nerd like me not having anything to say. Er...

Maybe I'll go get some liquid courage*.





Hey at least you don't have severe autism :/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2lEyno1vwo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D8Y0wM-fkU
Posted 11/10/11 , edited 11/10/11

varnlestoff wrote:


Dave1004 wrote:


chrome_mist wrote:


CarboKill wrote:

Hmmm. I wonder, shall I do what everyone else is doing and give you some moral support?

Lol fuck that. I just got happy that somebody mentioned an english football team. Well, SOCCER to avoid confusion.


You are not coming for Dave's head in this thread.
He is a wonderful person.




I hope I didn't piss you off somehow. As a general rule of thumb, when somebody posts something nice about you on the internet, they have something horrible in store.

I honestly wish I could reply, but...I'm not so good with, er, compliments. Thank you although, you're a nice person as well. I...am actually speechless right now. What a rare sight, a nerd like me not having anything to say. Er...

Maybe I'll go get some liquid courage*.





Hey at least you don't have severe autism :/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2lEyno1vwo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D8Y0wM-fkU


(So many quotes! I am a terrible, terrible person.) I wish I could view your links, but I can't. I have a heavily limited (200 MB/24 hours) connection, and I share it with my family. Two minutes of YouTube tends to hit the 10 MB mark, which is 1/5th of my daily allotment. Is that the correct word? Er...Well, maybe. Hopefully. Maybe...

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Why you so cruel to me, bro? Hah, kidding. I never understood why there's two different "Footballs". In the american version, you grab the ball and, uh, run it to the side of a field. On the other hand, the non-american version is where you KICK the ball to the other side of the field. I don't really get it...


Fucking America, eh. Running to the other side of a field while carrying it...hurr hurr, let's name it football.



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