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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    • yA Like jaZz
      yA Like jaZz Il y a 3 jours


    • Rose Whiting
      Rose Whiting Il y a 4 jours

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED you could have actually got a different voice actor who actually has Tourette Syndrome

    • Fjdjjc Fjcjjc
      Fjdjjc Fjcjjc Il y a 2 mois


    • Chelsi Laya
      Chelsi Laya Il y a 3 mois

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED we are all weird we are not all perfect but we should be happy for who we are !

  • Voltic_ Sami
    Voltic_ Sami Il y a 48 minutes


  • Jammo_222
    Jammo_222 Il y a heure

    Its nise to share my... snore



  • Fun Zone
    Fun Zone Il y a 2 heures

    Hey, don't worry I'm happy for your success.

  • Drifts Channel
    Drifts Channel Il y a 3 heures

    I have the same thing to but I’m just happy nobody laughed at me and I’ve had this for 3 years and it’s actually not that bad, you just got to believe in god that he will heal you

  • Viola Brock
    Viola Brock Il y a 13 heures

    It doesn't matter what you say or what you think or what you do you are beautiful how you are!😁

  • Fried Air
    Fried Air Il y a 13 heures

    I also have Tourette’s syndrome. I cannot stop breathing. When I was inside my mom’s womb I discovered breathing. Once i started, I could not stop. I was addicted to it and so is everybody

  • Henkka 28
    Henkka 28 Il y a 17 heures

    My friend has this

  • L
    L Il y a jour

    “i have tourette’s syndrome” *shows a seizure* o k

  • ღ•Visioned_ Starzz•ღ

    I think its pretty cool !

  • Anti- Virus
    Anti- Virus Il y a jour

    Lol he dabed

  • Drawing lady1234
    Drawing lady1234 Il y a jour

    I literally love this guy he's adorable skdkk

  • Eirini pantelidou
    Eirini pantelidou Il y a jour

    Billie Eilish have this sydrome but not that far away

  • SiggeN
    SiggeN Il y a jour

    Wait aren't these made by voice actors

  • Iceplayz gamez
    Iceplayz gamez Il y a jour

    Don't worry bro ive got touretts's I feel your pain

  • Blue gumdrop creations
    Blue gumdrop creations Il y a 2 jours

    Hold up hold up he actually wrote those sounds in his text ?

  • Chaos Primordial
    Chaos Primordial Il y a 2 jours

    I had a friend that had Tourettes.
    But his was Screaming and Cussing.
    Sometimes it was funny.

  • Hobiphoria
    Hobiphoria Il y a 2 jours +1

    *w o o*

  • EJM Herrera
    EJM Herrera Il y a 3 jours +2

    Why are you faking the sounds

    • SiggeN
      SiggeN Il y a jour

      Ikr these are made by professional voice actors and animators. So no offense but why would you hire a voice actor who has Tourette syndrome

  • Damaris Najera
    Damaris Najera Il y a 3 jours


  • Ben Likes Macaroni
    Ben Likes Macaroni Il y a 3 jours

    snort WOO

  • Efe Şensoy
    Efe Şensoy Il y a 3 jours +1

    Dude thats very sad i Wish you will be better

  • Michelle Sithole
    Michelle Sithole Il y a 3 jours +2

    Imagine in an exam and then...

    • Michelle Sithole
      Michelle Sithole Il y a jour

      +Dark Spyro hey,I have tourette syndrome, so I totally understand what Im talking about

    • Dark Spyro
      Dark Spyro Il y a 3 jours +1

      so mean,stop making fun of him

  • Michelle Sithole
    Michelle Sithole Il y a 3 jours +2

    Mine is minor. I only twitch my eye

    • Michelle Sithole
      Michelle Sithole Il y a jour

      +Dark Spyro no you moron. It's "M.I.N.O.R"
      I know cz my doctor said so

    • Dark Spyro
      Dark Spyro Il y a 3 jours +1

      idiot it's rare

  • DeadChannel
    DeadChannel Il y a 4 jours +1

    I find it funny when they cuss I’m sorry I just can’t help it I keep laughing I can’t go to heaven

  • KarmaCursed
    KarmaCursed Il y a 4 jours +1

    Dude.... I think me and my cousin have it...
    Tourette Syndrome... OMG Thank you so much!
    Definitely will tell my cousin.
    I used to click my head, I would blink a billion times, I'm getting better but sometimes I feel the urge. I do weird movements with my fingers and used to do weird stretched with my legs... I felt like it was normal, you know? Sometimes, when my cousin talks, he makes weird sounds and while eating, and I feel like doing it too, but I get tired when doing that, I hope I finally found the answer, even if I never went looking for it, think others did this too. Awh man, my body has to many complications.

    Every time I hear someone say it (talk about my 'old habits' or say try not to blink) or do it, I feel the NEED to do it, specially when I see my cousin, god lord, I'm doing it now. Advice please?

    • Michelle Sithole
      Michelle Sithole Il y a jour

      As I grew older I also got better cz u know, in boarding schools kids laugh so u somehow managed it. I still have the urge but when I do it its mild

    • Michelle Sithole
      Michelle Sithole Il y a jour

      I used to go "O eeh O"
      And then I would furiously blink. I tried suppressing it but felt like a sound was trying to forcibly come out. Then I would go around the house and make this really loud frustrated noise. And then get really physically tired. Relieved, but tired

  • PBalmonds
    PBalmonds Il y a 4 jours

    My brother's best friend has it. One time he said that the condition made him randomly yell out the "f word" in class for a long time.

  • Happy Rock1142
    Happy Rock1142 Il y a 4 jours

    I want to be your friend and I have Tourette syndrome

  • υwυ мonѕтer
    υwυ мonѕтer Il y a 4 jours

    My sister has tourettes but she gets bullied cus of it. 😕

  • WhErEs Me DuRrIeS
    WhErEs Me DuRrIeS Il y a 5 jours

    This is Alice she is a chain smoker 1 like = 100 durries

  • Bhupali Jain
    Bhupali Jain Il y a 5 jours +1

    Have u watched the movie hitchki. It is about a teacher with tourrettes syndrome

  • Maria Frank
    Maria Frank Il y a 5 jours

    w o w j u s t w w o w thats all i have to say

  • Kpc 8080
    Kpc 8080 Il y a 5 jours

    Well.. I have ADD and my doctor says if I tap it’s because it helps me focus so everybody’s like *stop tapping your desk!* or I’m kicking my table and I get overly excited about everything so when I finally get to focus without my meds I go crazy and tell my friends at lunch and now there probaly annoyed of how much I tell them 😂

  • ELITE_RaZe
    ELITE_RaZe Il y a 5 jours

    Next I died

  • Tyler Clarke
    Tyler Clarke Il y a 5 jours

    he sounds like a mine craft pig

  • Gloria Carvajal
    Gloria Carvajal Il y a 5 jours +1

    Awww i feel bad for him :(

  • Morgan Maguire
    Morgan Maguire Il y a 5 jours +2

    There is this one kid in my class and he has ADHD, and I know this is different, but he had no friends and kids would make fun of him because he picked his scabs, and me and my friends stood up to the whole cafeteria, and this is in high school so if you stood up for someone you would be an outcast, but when we did it, everyone clapped and me friend and that kid was now one of the most popular kids in school, including us. It can get better. And it will.

  • ᒍᗩIᑎᗩ ᗰᗩᖇIE
    ᒍᗩIᑎᗩ ᗰᗩᖇIE Il y a 5 jours +1

    honestly this is a d o r a b l e

  • The Queen of Cringe
    The Queen of Cringe Il y a 6 jours +5

    Billie Eilish has Tourette syndrome as well

  • DeathSkull 0295
    DeathSkull 0295 Il y a 6 jours +1


  • Amaris
    Amaris Il y a 6 jours +1

    the little sound he makes is honestly so adorable :D

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
    Pittsburgh Steelers Il y a 6 jours +3

    1 like =I friend for Pete !

  • Olivia Eason
    Olivia Eason Il y a 6 jours +1

    Is this why I have a neck twitch

    • GachaPikachu
      GachaPikachu Il y a 4 jours

      Olivia Eason you have to have multiple tics movements and vocal tics for at least a year before it is even considered as Tourette’s syndrome

  • Animazzeria
    Animazzeria Il y a 6 jours +1

    2:20 I feel so bad for laughing

  • daren games
    daren games Il y a 6 jours

    *O H N O*

  • Helga PlayzSlime
    Helga PlayzSlime Il y a 7 jours +1

    I love it when he
    *snort* WHOOO!

  • dabdabdab dabdabdab
    dabdabdab dabdabdab Il y a 7 jours +1


  • Maci Pando
    Maci Pando Il y a 7 jours

    and I really like the little snort wooh

  • ToxicNitro !
    ToxicNitro ! Il y a 7 jours +1

    I am single


  • Maci Pando
    Maci Pando Il y a 7 jours

    but I know it is called a tick not like one that sucks your blood but a glitch

  • Maci Pando
    Maci Pando Il y a 7 jours

    I understand how you feel and I know that if you don't twitch or do you little glitch is what I call it then it feels like you are holding back a sneez of a cough

  • Rhodes rock
    Rhodes rock Il y a 7 jours


  • Coco Wake
    Coco Wake Il y a 7 jours +1

    I have Tourett's and one of my most common tics is when I shout, "I'm a f***ing giraffe! Fight me b***h!" and it is SUPER annoying. >:(

  • Lisa Kearney
    Lisa Kearney Il y a 7 jours +1

    Hey dude I think what you did was really cool not weird or funny

  • Kyliegh Eckhardt
    Kyliegh Eckhardt Il y a 7 jours +2

    I'd TRULY love to be his friend... I love the noise!!❤❤

  • Shannon Parr
    Shannon Parr Il y a 7 jours +2

    I wouldnt have laughed at him. Hes brave and admirable to come forward about it!

  • Davie -Arts
    Davie -Arts Il y a 7 jours +2

    Yea, I haven't been diagnosed or suspect myself of Tourette, but I twitch my right leg about every 10 seconds. I don't really think I have it, and when I brought it up to my mom, she said it was my anxiety disorder, which I have.

  • hillsey hills
    hillsey hills Il y a 7 jours


  • Evan Conway
    Evan Conway Il y a 7 jours

    I thought that a Tourette’s symptom would be vulgar language and cussing.

  • Joe Moore
    Joe Moore Il y a 7 jours

    Well the woo is ok

  • Joe Moore
    Joe Moore Il y a 7 jours

    Why you stort ing

  • Blendyne Dulcio-Mercier
    Blendyne Dulcio-Mercier Il y a 7 jours +2

    i have it but not that often.

    let's be friends.

  • Stephen Moore
    Stephen Moore Il y a 8 jours

    Quaaww whoop!

  • Lunar
    Lunar Il y a 8 jours +1

    but the voices are voice acted by professionals, so they are faking it?

  • ThatsTheDream ItsMystical
    ThatsTheDream ItsMystical Il y a 8 jours

    He is like that comedian on AGT (America's Got Talent

  • It'sQ!Bella OfficialTM
    It'sQ!Bella OfficialTM Il y a 8 jours +5

    Owwww! I wanna be your friend! You sound so adorable and friendly!💞🕊

  • It’s me Daisy
    It’s me Daisy Il y a 8 jours +3

    If I was in yo school..,.
    *id have a crush on you* 😬😬

  • Jaida Smith
    Jaida Smith Il y a 8 jours +1

    I'd be your bestest friend 💛

  • Aurora Merino
    Aurora Merino Il y a 9 jours +1

    Your tick is kinda cute

  • fwnoellaaa
    fwnoellaaa Il y a 9 jours +1

    I have this too but not the pig snoring

  • Damian Zain
    Damian Zain Il y a 10 jours

    Ok I was laughing little I'm sorry but I couldn't help myself I do feel sorry for you though

  • ParaEwie
    ParaEwie Il y a 10 jours

    What does it mean if after watching this and I don't have tourrette , I start getting ticks?

  • Golden bird
    Golden bird Il y a 11 jours +1

    But people with that syndrome can live totally normal if they take medicine every day.😐😐😐Why you just don't take medicine?😕

    • freddie Mercury's biggest fan !!!!
      freddie Mercury's biggest fan !!!! Il y a 5 jours

      The reason that he doesn’t take medicine, is that they have side effects... and maybe he isn’t ashamed, he is just who he is

    • Livia Baker
      Livia Baker Il y a 9 jours +1

      It has side effects

  • Golden bird
    Golden bird Il y a 11 jours +3

    Believe me, believe me... OKAY!!! We believe you!😄😃😁😘👍👍

  • XForever WolfieX
    XForever WolfieX Il y a 11 jours +9

    I would be his friend. I love his little “WOO” I find it cute.

  • My cat looks like a loaf
    My cat looks like a loaf Il y a 11 jours

    * snort * WOO

  • My cat looks like a loaf
    My cat looks like a loaf Il y a 11 jours

    This is not just tourette syndrome I short alot a make weird noises

  • My cat looks like a loaf
    My cat looks like a loaf Il y a 11 jours

    U needs tissue u have been short alot

  • weirdest arts
    weirdest arts Il y a 11 jours

    Iv been out of school for two weeks now coming back and luckly people understood especially my best friends and my friends

  • Bun Buns
    Bun Buns Il y a 11 jours +1

    He’s teachers are mean

  • Lainee Rae
    Lainee Rae Il y a 11 jours

    Billie Eilish has tourettes

  • eclipse cats are noice
    eclipse cats are noice Il y a 12 jours

    0:15 what the hell

  • kira
    kira Il y a 12 jours

    theres a boy in my class at school who pretends to have tourettes

  • Reed Johnson
    Reed Johnson Il y a 13 jours

    I had tics in forth grade (and still do) and all my ed teachers were mad at me, and one of my tics or blowing so yeaaa, I was blowing at people...

  • Andrea Owens
    Andrea Owens Il y a 13 jours

    I hope you feel bedr soun(:

    • DaSaltyGam3r
      DaSaltyGam3r Il y a 11 jours

      Retard, learn to spell, and tourettes syndrome is chronic, meaning it lasts FOREVER. God damn y'all fucking dumbasses

  • iiilunar1
    iiilunar1 Il y a 13 jours

    my sister has tics and ill tell you some of them she screams the color of the rainbow and yells homosexual, shakes her head, smacks her shoulder, hits herself in the stomach, she yells asthma, she stomps her foot, she jumps, hits herself in her chin, they re off and on. thats all of them XD

  • James Evans
    James Evans Il y a 13 jours


  • livita
    livita Il y a 14 jours

    you motherfuckers! *PISS!*

  • Brendan Embry The Paper Diamond

    Sometimes I make word movements but that's just because it's fun for me, don't worry, it's not that bad, it's strange, but it's just a thing that happens. You'll be happy with your life, no matter what.
    Don't have anything btw, I do weird stuff willingly.

  • Brendan Embry The Paper Diamond

    I mean, it's kinda weird but it's just a normal thing that happens.

  • Shadow the indoraptor
    Shadow the indoraptor Il y a 14 jours

    I am fine with the tourettes syndrome. I don't have it but, I twitch and stutter at the same time and rapidly blink for no reason. And I can understand most of it.

  • Branda Farmer
    Branda Farmer Il y a 14 jours

    Everyone... all of you saying that his ticks sound cute... it’s not him talking it’s a voice actor...

  • Elyssa Sage
    Elyssa Sage Il y a 15 jours +2


  • Avakin Sparkles
    Avakin Sparkles Il y a 15 jours

    *spit* W O O

  • Ashley Boerboom
    Ashley Boerboom Il y a 15 jours

    I kind of have that a small one though

  • Minecraft Windows 10
    Minecraft Windows 10 Il y a 15 jours

    I have autism and ADHD, and sometimes I make mistake s. I can sympathize.

  • Eli Playz10
    Eli Playz10 Il y a 16 jours

    3:24 HE DABBED

  • some guy on the internet
    some guy on the internet Il y a 16 jours +1

    Ack woo

    Not trying to make fun of you

  • Rebecca Apthorpe
    Rebecca Apthorpe Il y a 16 jours

    One like = one prey for Pete

  • lonely me
    lonely me Il y a 17 jours

    I have tourette's my common ticks are wincing and pulling on my shirt