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I was working at a media company and loved it, but the feedback from people in the office wasn’t good.They thought I was bored and didn’t want to be there, when actually eye rolling is just another of my tics.

I was working at a media company and loved it, but the feedback from people in the office wasn’t good.They thought I was bored and didn’t want to be there, when actually eye rolling is just another of my tics.

"And he’s always been OK with the fact that I might squeak in the cinema or put my fingers in his dinner!

"Because of the squeaking, being shushed in public is part of life.

Yes, it’s awkward and embarrassing at times, but it’s also made me who I am, and that’s why I want people to know that Tourette’s doesn’t have to drag you down.” – Serena blogs at Medium.com/@saibhandari.

While Tourette Syndrome may loom large in your mind, it might not be that big of an issue.

"I began to take medication every day to help control my tics, but it left me feeling so tired, hungry and low I came off it aged 15.

"Although I felt much better without medicine, my tics came back and would get more intense if I was nervous or under pressure."Both things made me incredibly self-conscious and I was always worried I’d get told off."My doctor referred me to a specialist and I was diagnosed with Tourette’s, an inherited neurological condition with no known cause."I know a lot of people assume that Tourette’s is all about swearing uncontrollably, but only around 10% of sufferers do that, and I’m not one of them.My tics tend to centre around sensory feedback, where I’ll impulsively tap, squeeze and pinch things."Having Tourette’s has given me greater empathy for people who are different in any way.I know what it’s like to feel you don’t fit in or that you’ve something to hide.I first met my boyfriend Nick at University College London, where I study human sciences."When I told him I had Tourette’s, like a lot of people, he thought it was funny."It was horrible and upsetting, but the more stressed I got, the worse it became."That was the last straw, and by the time I got home I vowed not to use public transport again.

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