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Why I blog

Throughout my teens and twenties, my mind was a mess. Bad grades, poor health and poor choices. Some of this was down to the problems associated with Tourette and OCD, but some of it I could have done differently.

Now in my thirties I am doing what I can to have the best life around my neurological disorders, whilst learning more about them.

LATEST POSTS

Can tics change over time

Can tics start, stop and change over time?

Tourette Syndrome affected me at a very early age. By the age of nine I was diagnosed with this neurological disorder after months of motor and vocal tics. Although Tourette Syndrome tends to first cause tics in childhood, tics can sometimes begin later in life. They may disappear in adulthood or be lifelong. The severity

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staring at genitals obsession

OCD Staring at genitals

Since posting about obsessive staring, I have noticed there is a high amount of search queries for one specific compulsion. Staring at private parts/ genitals. I wanted to speak more about my experience and what I did about it. This became a problem when working in a hotel I won’t mention the specific hotel because

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Is Tourette Syndrome hereditary?

Tics tend to run in families, and they certainly do in mine. However it seems there isn’t a gene that causes Tourette syndrome. I wanted to look into this, and found a very interesting quote from my childhood neurologist when I was diagnosed. My mum spoke about tics in the family when I was being

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Sudden onset of tics

It’s fascinating to learn about the sudden onset of tics so many people have experienced lately. Whether this is the pandemic, social media or something else entirely… it is something that needs a lot more research. I was diagnosed with Tourette’s as a kid, however during the pandemic I have seen an increase in my

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Do people with Tourette enjoy having tics?

Many Tourette sufferers live with a positive outlook on life. But as someone with Tourette, I can safely say it is not very enjoyable. Tourette often co-exists alongside other conditions. I have had tics my whole life. But because I don’t swear, many people aren’t aware it is Tourette Syndrome. Because of the swearing stereotype,

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