My Life With Tourette Syndrome

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    This is Pete. He has a problem that maybe you’ve heard about or seen, and which you’ll probably find funny, annoying or creepy. He has Tourette’s syndrome. He’s not ashamed of it - he’s got used to it. Pete wants to tell you how he found a way to turn his condition to his advantage rather than accept it was a problem.
    He was an absolutely normal kid until one morning when he woke up and felt the urge to twitch his head for no reason. And then do it one more time. And again. He was standing in the center of his bedroom doing strange movements, and he couldn’t control it. Okay, he thought, maybe it’s some muscular spasm and it will pass. It didn’t pass even after several days. What was even worse was that he had a couple of other symptoms. Like raising his hands and winking. And the worst thing was that he wanted to squeak like a pig, like this *squeak*, from time to time, and he didn’t understand why. Of course, all this became pretty noticeable, and he went to see his parents feeling pretty stressed. They took him to the doctor at once, and that’s where he was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome.
    Pete had never heard of it before, and he was certain that if he had seen someone else with these symptoms he would have laughed or been disgusted. And now he had to go to school and explain that this was how he would behave for the time being. He was only ten at the time. He still remembers what it felt like standing among his classmates and saying he had a condition, how embarrassing it felt to constantly move, and his classmates laughing at his every single tic. Sure, it certainly looked like he was having fun, but really, it’s not pleasant or entertaining at all! When he tried to explain that no one actually understood his problem, everyone just thought that it was Pete’s weird way of expressing himself.
    And that’s how he became isolated from everyone. No one wanted to be around him anymore; and the teachers didn’t even try to give him any support. Even worse, Pete remembers how once his teacher became irritated by his winking - she thought he was just making faces, and put him at the back of the room away from everyone else. There he remained, isolated both physically and psychologically.
    Pete got to know some other guys with Tourette’s. He thought that he wouldn’t feel so lonely if he got to know other people with the same problem. Unfortunately, Tourette’s is tricky, because when you see other people’s tics, your own tics become worse. And even if a situation like this looks comical in a way, all these tics can be very tiring and debilitating. So Pete came away from these meetings feeling really exhausted, and tried to avoid other Tourette’s sufferers from then on. In the meantime, the situation with his tics was getting worse - more movements appeared, as did more sounds, even abusive language, and in the end he reached his mid-teens looking like a foul-mouthed perpetual motion machine in deep depression.
    At that time, Pete was browsing a lot on the web, because online no one was disturbed by his tics. One day, he came across a video of a Tourette’s guy who was singing on “The Voice”, and Pete was amazed to see that he performed flawlessly and beautifully, without a single twitch. It was then that he had the idea that maybe he could give it a try himself, and he even knew what he could do. Pete he’d always been quick-witted and had a good sense of humor, so he thought that he could maybe try a couple of times to do stand-up comedy pieces for a small audience, just to get him out of his house a bit.
    Pete immediately sat himself down to write punchlines, and the ones he came up with made even him laugh. It was so exciting that he completely forgot his depressed state - he was just so drawn into the process. The thing was that his Tourette’s tics could be pretty amusing if he looked at them from an outsider’s perspective, and combined with his comic monologue, the effect was hilarious. And what he wanted to tell people was that having his condition was not a stigma; he wasn’t an idiot or anything, he was just a regular guy.
    Pete performed his first show surrounded by Tourette’s patients. The effect was even better than he had expected. He got a standing ovation, which was a bit undeserved in his view, but still pleasant. What’s more, Pete learned that he really could control his tics better when he was on stage. He went to the local open mic comic club and performed in front of the locals, who first were taken aback by his strange behavior but by the end of the performance were laughing their heads off. And the most important part was that they were laughing not at him, but with him.
    He’s now taken his comedy outside the club, and everywhere his audiences like him a lot, while Pete himself feels a lot better - more in control and not so lonely anymore.
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  • ACTUALLY HAPPENED
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  Il y a mois +1691

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  • Annelize Troskie
    Annelize Troskie Il y a 14 heures

    Im soooooooo to sorry for you😢

  • DB7 Games
    DB7 Games Il y a 15 heures

    Is this also called a tic because if it is I have Tourette syndrome

  • My Names Jeff
    My Names Jeff Il y a 16 heures

    Iam so Sorry for you😭😭😭

  • falling down
    falling down Il y a 17 heures

    Сколько ему лет?

  • Nick Smith
    Nick Smith Il y a 19 heures

    You poor guy.. 😕

  • Cheeto Dog
    Cheeto Dog Il y a 20 heures

    is that *snore whoo* real

  • wolfquest gril
    wolfquest gril Il y a jour

    I have it too but I don't make weird noises

  • Carson Strong
    Carson Strong Il y a jour +1

    I have Tourette’s and I like how they made this video. Makes me feel confident.

  • Banna Playz
    Banna Playz Il y a jour

    Vocal tics or motor tics

  • Kailey Riger
    Kailey Riger Il y a jour

    My friend have it to

  • M.J. Yt
    M.J. Yt Il y a jour

    I absolutely love people like you. I have a friend who has this condition and I completely understand your pain and discomfort and I wanted to say I absolutely love you so much ( not like in love) and I am glad you are happier

  • Yandel Casadero
    Yandel Casadero Il y a jour

    😂😄😪

  • Mini Sven
    Mini Sven Il y a jour

    3:25 HE DABBED :0

  • Blxe Bxrrixs
    Blxe Bxrrixs Il y a jour

    I counted and he has the squeak every 24 seconds, idk I was just curious

  • Electric Energy
    Electric Energy Il y a jour

    *SNORET* WHOE

  • CocoMoko Episodes :3
    CocoMoko Episodes :3 Il y a jour

    That’s adorable

  • Alex Davis
    Alex Davis Il y a jour

    I didn't know what tourette was. that's p interesting!

  • Leonski
    Leonski Il y a jour

    *SNORE* *WHOOOOOOOOO*

  • Silas 206
    Silas 206 Il y a jour

    I don’t Think its funny

  • Makayla Dickens
    Makayla Dickens Il y a 2 jours

    Whenever I watch these videos and they say “no one wanted to be my friend” I say “I’ll be your friend”!

  • the clowns tv
    the clowns tv Il y a 2 jours

    Do a few of the symtoms inculde a hard time breathing?

  • Minty Lettuce
    Minty Lettuce Il y a 2 jours +1

    My heads been twitching for 3 years and I make weird noises to but my mom won’t take me to the doctor to understand if it’s turrets and she says that turrets is much worse than what I have but obviously as this guy shows it’s not what most think it is..

  • galaxy star
    galaxy star Il y a 2 jours

    I was standing in the *SQUALLGD GY WOO* middle of my room *SGHHYGYALL WOOOOOO* Twitching like a fuckin *SCHLLLOOO WOOOO* weirdo

  • Camofly
    Camofly Il y a 2 jours +2

    My best friend has Tourettes and EVERYONE bullies him for it. He has a head twitch and when he sits down he has a sudden urge to spin around, making everyone laugh at him. I was his only friend for a long time (a year or two) until I met another good friend. He understood what my best friend had, and he understood. So then there was us three, all standing up for each other. (My best friend has Tourettes, I have a Heart Condition, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, and my other friend is normal.) But even if we got bullied, it didn't matter. It didn't affect who we were. But even so, we don't mind having these conditions.
    Thanks for reading if you're still here..
    I really appreciate it!! I hope you understand that it's not ok to bully others with conditions.

  • Universe Fox
    Universe Fox Il y a 2 jours

    Can I have a bunny?
    /\ /\
    (. _ .)
    () ()

  • kassandra santoyo
    kassandra santoyo Il y a 2 jours

    Oh I see that a lot with 1 kid who's in a class with me only 1 class

  • Samuel Cashdollar
    Samuel Cashdollar Il y a 2 jours

    Is this about the comic who was on americas got talent with tourettes

  • Vayda Garza
    Vayda Garza Il y a 2 jours +1

    Snore wWoO

    Love it 💗🔥😎

  • Andrew 07
    Andrew 07 Il y a 2 jours

    Imagine you’re having sex with him and suddenly, he just goes *Snort* WOOO

  • Chloe_jones616
    Chloe_jones616 Il y a 2 jours +1

    My brother has Tourette syndrome he does some stuff like
    Whistle
    Snorts
    Winks
    Moves his neck randomly
    Makes this rumbling type noise
    Makes this high pitched noise out of nowhere
    And alot more
    (I have a few ticks like clicking my tongue on the roof of my mouth for no reason and doing this weird nose thing but that's not Tourette syndrome it's just ticks)

  • Finn
    Finn Il y a 2 jours

    *Snore* "WOOH!" :3

  • Lysander Hagir Abrahamsen
    Lysander Hagir Abrahamsen Il y a 2 jours

    I got that to bro

  • Amy a Sunny
    Amy a Sunny Il y a 2 jours

    My classmate has Tourette syndrom. It is hard. She does strange things and sometimes I don't know if it tourette syndrom or her mind. But she has another psychical problems like OCD and others. We don't laugh her due to tourette syndrom but some things what she does... like a send us improper message or threaten us and next day she is best friend with everybody.
    It is diifficult but I try friend with her and after this video I try be a friend with her more and more.
    (Sorry for my bad english I am from Czech Republic)

  • Miss_ 15
    Miss_ 15 Il y a 2 jours

    I honestly think his snort whoo! is adorable, it's not weird for me or anything, its what makes him unique and its his own flare!💕 He seems nice and adorable 💕💕 I would love to meet him personally honestly, plus we shouldn't blame them for it because even they can't control it, so we should all just be understanding and open minded, cause honestly putting someone in a depressed state is so not cool! so glad you found your happiness 💕

  • FARIO
    FARIO Il y a 2 jours

    Кто от MPX?

  • Yumile's Vlogs
    Yumile's Vlogs Il y a 2 jours

    You have ticks

  • Wooshymoon AJ
    Wooshymoon AJ Il y a 3 jours

    I do not think it is funny, I think it makes you unique.

  • Young guru
    Young guru Il y a 3 jours

    2:23 ya know it seems to be a running theme in these stories of teachers who are making good people suffer for something they can't control. It's actually kinda pissing me off because like 25% of stories like these and it's completely disappointing.

  • Conaday Sweet
    Conaday Sweet Il y a 3 jours

    Don’t fell bad about having Tourette’s syndrome pleas people who have this condition are amazing people who are loving and kind idc weather you believe it or not you better beleve people with This condition can be Amazing people

  • dark knight sayain
    dark knight sayain Il y a 3 jours

    Looks like and sound like a normal dude. The whoo sound sounds normal as if it was a catch phrase

  • Evanthegamer
    Evanthegamer Il y a 3 jours

    I have autisum..I feel u

  • Julie Kruse
    Julie Kruse Il y a 3 jours +1

    I have tourettes so thank you for history 😄👍

  • I like Pizza
    I like Pizza Il y a 3 jours

    One of my best friend’s has Tourette’s and people typically understand. However, in class this one time he was experiencing a tick and this one girl thought he was doing it intentionally. She asked him rudely if he could stop and he told her he couldn’t control it and that he had Tourette’s. She said that’s not Tourette’s. When he said a doctor diagnosed him, people were mocking him.

  • Time_On_Life
    Time_On_Life Il y a 3 jours +1

    Now I know what happening to me

  • Chad Thundercock
    Chad Thundercock Il y a 3 jours

    Haha

  • Cruz Florero
    Cruz Florero Il y a 3 jours

    t-t

    *snort*

  • Itz V413!
    Itz V413! Il y a 3 jours

    I sometimes do weird movements to its like shaking But Im not doing it its like something that My brain wants me to do But idk What its called

  • Luca Angelo
    Luca Angelo Il y a 3 jours

    Yay

  • Crimson Pro
    Crimson Pro Il y a 3 jours +2

    I have that same thing, I’m being serious

  • jasmine stanley
    jasmine stanley Il y a 3 jours

    What a sweet and nice story great video

  • ladonshot
    ladonshot Il y a 3 jours

    Doesn't lyndonfps have it?

  • Caleb N Carter
    Caleb N Carter Il y a 3 jours +2

    This video is solid proof, that *ANYONE* can do *ANYTHING, ANYWHERE.*

  • Monroe Robbins
    Monroe Robbins Il y a 3 jours +2

    Okay, who finds Tourette’s funny or gross? It’s not! It’s an actual issue, why hate on it? I mean, it’s hard enough to deal with, the last thing people with Tourette’s need to deal with is hate from people who don’t understand or don’t try to understand, same with anyone else. I’m glad he’s not hateful about his condition, cause it shouldn’t be stigmatizing or a reason for hate.

  • Orgia Films
    Orgia Films Il y a 3 jours

    Я единственный кто здесь после перевода?

  • n α m j ο ο n luv
    n α m j ο ο n luv Il y a 3 jours

    this may be weird but its kinda cute lol

  • Galaxy gacha playz Love
    Galaxy gacha playz Love Il y a 3 jours +2

    I have Tourette syndrome too!

  • Milky Way
    Milky Way Il y a 3 jours +1

    *It's not funny*

  • Sammy Jonson
    Sammy Jonson Il y a 3 jours

    You are very cute! Do not despair!))

  • Miguel Silvestre Chacon
    Miguel Silvestre Chacon Il y a 3 jours +1

    There is a movie: the front of the class, you should see

  • Lizzy_13 _
    Lizzy_13 _ Il y a 4 jours +4

    I have Tourette’s too!!!!
    I was VERRY difficult to deal with at first... kids would laugh boys would make fun of me and teachers would either get mad of embarrassed. But after a while my class stud up for my I was blessed with wonderful people in it.
    Although my tics have gotten worse as I get older I have embraced them!
    I really appreciate seeing videos like this. THANK YOU!

  • Inxtoxicated Pencil
    Inxtoxicated Pencil Il y a 4 jours +1

    Aww XD He’s so cute.

  • Overdone Games
    Overdone Games Il y a 4 jours

    I feel bad 😔

  • W Ws
    W Ws Il y a 4 jours

    Hello whoo!!!!!

  • DaRandomLOL
    DaRandomLOL Il y a 4 jours

    Haha u have tics! Just kidding I have tics too, but I’m friends with so many people so it’s ok!

  • KittyCraft
    KittyCraft Il y a 4 jours

    I wink on accident and people think I'm flirting with them. It stinks

  • YOLO OP
    YOLO OP Il y a 4 jours

    I have Tourette’s

  • Scrible Kitty
    Scrible Kitty Il y a 4 jours

    i find the noise he makes cute.

  • Asep Saefudin
    Asep Saefudin Il y a 4 jours +1

    Poor guy

  • Ennis Savage
    Ennis Savage Il y a 4 jours

    just smoke some dope mann

  • Carmen ಠ_ಠ
    Carmen ಠ_ಠ Il y a 4 jours

    I can’t stop my eye rolling

  • Max Boom
    Max Boom Il y a 4 jours

    это его истории?

  • Evgesha life
    Evgesha life Il y a 4 jours +1

    Лайк если ты русский

  • Awkale
    Awkale Il y a 4 jours

    ive had tics most of my life (tourettes syndrome) and honestly i quite enjoy it, sure it can suck when in church or you wanna do something loud or some huge movement like jerking your head or moving your arms or even flipping the bird but i honestly quite like it, it gives me something to do sometimes and its a good conversation starter, and on top of that. even though it sucks when at work, i tend to get tic attacks when under stress, it gives me a few minutes to take a break from what im doing or gives me a chance to say whats really on my mind, not that i curse people out but its really nice if you have a crush or something and say they look nice and if they like you they say it back but otherwise its ''tourettes'' so its helped and can help in a lot of ways

  • Xander Wells
    Xander Wells Il y a 4 jours

    omg I love *snort* whOO! and I LOVE the fact that his tics weren't edited out of the video.

  • ıʞʞıu
    ıʞʞıu Il y a 4 jours

    *rwhoo*

  • Молекула AJ
    Молекула AJ Il y a 4 jours

    0-0 o my gad :0

  • Ангелина Убийца

    Единственный вопрос который меня интересует тут есть хоть один русский?

  • Позитивный Настрой

    Адам Ладдел this boy,who was at the voice

  • super girl
    super girl Il y a 4 jours

    I wish i could tell my story

  • Whoopity
    Whoopity Il y a 4 jours

    I was standing in the *O I N K* middle of the room.

  • iTz_Dąt Bøi_SMB
    iTz_Dąt Bøi_SMB Il y a 4 jours

    Wow im happy for him because my cousine has something really similar

  • Mandala Celso
    Mandala Celso Il y a 4 jours

    as humans should understand each other and care for one another☨

  • Patrick Natividad
    Patrick Natividad Il y a 4 jours

    I wanna be he's best friend!!

  • Freshly Baked Memes
    Freshly Baked Memes Il y a 4 jours

    Are these stories real?

  • Magic Abyss
    Magic Abyss Il y a 5 jours

    He’s so adorable omg

  • ColehSmh
    ColehSmh Il y a 5 jours

    Thank you for making this, I hope it spreads awareness.

  • Hatinder Kumar
    Hatinder Kumar Il y a 5 jours +1

    I am very thankful to God that Idon't have this
    tourette syndrome

  • cute is crazy
    cute is crazy Il y a 5 jours

    Im happy for that kid

  • Kawaii LilaPlayz
    Kawaii LilaPlayz Il y a 5 jours

    This is inspirijg- I have tics and my parents don’t think I have Tourette syndrome but I think i do- I’ve opened myself up and even made a club at school and made new friends!

  • Marcryloves burgers :3
    Marcryloves burgers :3 Il y a 5 jours

    I find Tourette syndrome cute lmao

  • Edward
    Edward Il y a 5 jours

    Oh, it is real!

  • Zoe Osborne-smith
    Zoe Osborne-smith Il y a 5 jours +1

    *snore* WOO
    I love that 😜

  • Diana de Kastro
    Diana de Kastro Il y a 5 jours

    Жаль его😔

  • Seaweed_Siri Aycox
    Seaweed_Siri Aycox Il y a 5 jours +1

    I know someone hwo has it

  • taekook hands
    taekook hands Il y a 5 jours

    For peoples who have tourettes i just want to hug them because they dont deserve to get bullied :(

  • 311 DreamTeam
    311 DreamTeam Il y a 5 jours +1

    I just love it when he says WHOOOOOo!
    Omg I love it 😂

  • DaphneandFriends
    DaphneandFriends Il y a 5 jours

    I have Tourette’s Syndrome too. It doesn’t have any real effect on my social life, because nobody really notices. I have to go to the neurologist sometimes and miss school, and I tell my friends why, they don’t really care. I’m just really annoyed sometimes cause when I’m not distracted by school it happens more often and I notice it. I have sore joints from stretching over and over again in the same direction. I don’t have any vocal symptoms, I used to, but they went away. Often my neck or wrist hurts. It does happen less often when I’m at school, out with friends, or at a choir concert.

  • · FBI
    · FBI Il y a 5 jours

    Cringe lvl 100

  • Tong tong
    Tong tong Il y a 5 jours

    Did the narrator had to.mock people with tourret syndrome