My Life With Tourette Syndrome

  • Publicado em 14 Nov 2018
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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  6 meses atrás +2214

    Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
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    • Kiara Sabellaga
      Kiara Sabellaga 4 horas atrás

      He is kinda like TicciToby(creepypasta)and i would be your friend because i kinda do weird movements no noises

    • Bepsu Kirb
      Bepsu Kirb 10 dias atrás


    • Rose Whiting
      Rose Whiting 11 dias atrás

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

    • Fjdjjc Fjcjjc
      Fjdjjc Fjcjjc 2 meses atrás


    • Chelsi Laya
      Chelsi Laya 3 meses atrás

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

  • ISA XX
    ISA XX 11 horas atrás


  • Milkard Thomas
    Milkard Thomas Dia atrás

    Retarded whorebag teacher

  • Bilal Yare
    Bilal Yare 2 dias atrás

    Didn't know trunks had tourettes syndrome.

  • Whale Cat
    Whale Cat 2 dias atrás +2

    This is making me tic alot

  • Kate Chen
    Kate Chen 2 dias atrás +1

    If only my tourettes allowed me too "woo" so often... Instead I have abdominal spasms, and wheezing, this dude is so cool :'D

  • Miraculous Pichu
    Miraculous Pichu 2 dias atrás

    I think I might have Tourette syndrome

  • 1andonly wasted
    1andonly wasted 3 dias atrás

    I actually think tourettes is cute xD

  • Abigayle Odom
    Abigayle Odom 3 dias atrás

    There was was a boy in the library who had it I knew what it was I was going to talk to him but he left the library

  • Kaifu 0717
    Kaifu 0717 3 dias atrás

    I have Tourettes, and I have never related with a video more.

  • Jaydon Warner
    Jaydon Warner 4 dias atrás

    that noise he made is so cute

  • William Blackwell
    William Blackwell 4 dias atrás

    I blink all the time

  • E.E. Gamer 65 YT
    E.E. Gamer 65 YT 4 dias atrás

    Hey I have that to everybody thinks im annoying in school but it's hard

  • Rabick
    Rabick 4 dias atrás

    I really like this guy

  • kelly rey
    kelly rey 4 dias atrás

    I feel so sorry for you 😭

  • Gary Paul
    Gary Paul 4 dias atrás +1

    I think I am snore WOO going to laugh.

  • さちSachi
    さちSachi 5 dias atrás

    Why does he sound like Roxas from KH

  • Pigs4life Lamond
    Pigs4life Lamond 5 dias atrás

    You're story is inspiring

  • Shai Katz
    Shai Katz 5 dias atrás

    Awesome you are this is the first video on actually happened that I saw no hate comments congrats you’re a great person and I hope you make more videos but next time with more happy title like when I’m at my best friend or dog or a soulmate you know saying like that I have both the stories If you want to hire me I’m right here

  • ismael scary modds
    ismael scary modds 5 dias atrás

    U keep doing queer no rudeness

  • Destiny
    Destiny 5 dias atrás

    I have Tourette syndrome
    too and I only move my body and sometimes scream out

  • Dah Boi
    Dah Boi 5 dias atrás

    Tbh its really annoying

  • Moon x Lovely
    Moon x Lovely 5 dias atrás +1

    Anyone else kinda offended how they would do the actions and twitches?

    I don’t have Tourette’s but this was honestly offensive

  • Onyx Bartman
    Onyx Bartman 5 dias atrás

    Omg I think I might have the same thing I have a tic were I have to cauf up flem and pinch the fat layer of my chest stick my pincky finger in my belly button and smile really hard Iand yeah your so not alone I understand

  • emilycupcakegirl
    emilycupcakegirl 6 dias atrás +4

    Wen you are here, You are...
    You are AMAZING
    You are BRAVE
    You are SMART
    You are NICE
    You are FUNNY
    You are COOL
    You are IMPORTANT
    You are HAPPINESS
    You are, The reason.........
    ............ Why I am here😊

  • Caliyah Shaw
    Caliyah Shaw 6 dias atrás +1

    Billie eilish has it too

  • Allie Frederick
    Allie Frederick 6 dias atrás +2

    You should read the book “ The insignificant events in the life of a cactus” There is a kid ( Conner) who has Tourette’s syndrome. Aven (a main character) tries to help him out with his ticks. It’s a really nice story and you should read it sometime 😊🌸

  • Voltic_ Sami
    Voltic_ Sami 6 dias atrás


  • Jammo_222
    Jammo_222 6 dias atrás

    Its nise to share my... snore



  • Fun Zone
    Fun Zone 6 dias atrás

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

  • Drifts Channel
    Drifts Channel 6 dias atrás

    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 7 dias atrás

    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 7 dias atrás

    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 7 dias atrás

    My friend has this

  • L
    L 7 dias atrás

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

  • ღ•Visioned_ Starzz•ღ

    I think its pretty cool !

  • Anti- Virus
    Anti- Virus 7 dias atrás

    Lol he dabed

  • Drawing lady1234
    Drawing lady1234 8 dias atrás

    I literally love this guy he's adorable skdkk

  • Eirini pantelidou
    Eirini pantelidou 8 dias atrás +2

    Billie Eilish have this sydrome but not that far away

  • SiggeN
    SiggeN 8 dias atrás

    Wait aren't these made by voice actors

  • Iceplayz gamez
    Iceplayz gamez 8 dias atrás

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

  • Blue gumdrop creations
    Blue gumdrop creations 9 dias atrás +2

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

  • Chaos Primordial
    Chaos Primordial 9 dias atrás

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

  • Hobiphoria
    Hobiphoria 9 dias atrás +1

    *w o o*

  • EJM Herrera
    EJM Herrera 9 dias atrás +2

    Why are you faking the sounds

    • SiggeN
      SiggeN 8 dias atrás

      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 9 dias atrás


  • Ben Likes Macaroni
    Ben Likes Macaroni 9 dias atrás

    snort WOO

  • Efe Şensoy
    Efe Şensoy 10 dias atrás +1

    Dude thats very sad i Wish you will be better

  • Michelle Sithole
    Michelle Sithole 10 dias atrás +2

    Imagine in an exam and then...

    • Michelle Sithole
      Michelle Sithole 8 dias atrás

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

    • Dark Spyro
      Dark Spyro 10 dias atrás +1

      so mean,stop making fun of him

  • Michelle Sithole
    Michelle Sithole 10 dias atrás +3

    Mine is minor. I only twitch my eye

    • Michelle Sithole
      Michelle Sithole 8 dias atrás

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

    • Dark Spyro
      Dark Spyro 10 dias atrás +1

      idiot it's rare

  • DeadChannel
    DeadChannel 10 dias atrás +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 11 dias atrás +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 7 dias atrás

      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 7 dias atrás

      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 11 dias atrás

    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 11 dias atrás

    I want to be your friend and I have Tourette syndrome

  • υwυ мonѕтer
    υwυ мonѕтer 11 dias atrás

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

  • WhErEs Me DuRrIeS
    WhErEs Me DuRrIeS 11 dias atrás

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

  • Bhupali Jain
    Bhupali Jain 11 dias atrás +1

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

  • Maria Frank
    Maria Frank 11 dias atrás

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

  • Kpc 8080
    Kpc 8080 11 dias atrás

    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 12 dias atrás

    Next I died

  • Tyler Clarke
    Tyler Clarke 12 dias atrás

    he sounds like a mine craft pig

  • Gloria Carvajal
    Gloria Carvajal 12 dias atrás +1

    Awww i feel bad for him :(

  • Morgan Maguire
    Morgan Maguire 12 dias atrás +4

    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 12 dias atrás +1

    honestly this is a d o r a b l e

  • The Queen of Cringe
    The Queen of Cringe 12 dias atrás +7

    Billie Eilish has Tourette syndrome as well

  • DeathSkull 0295
    DeathSkull 0295 12 dias atrás +1


  • Amaris
    Amaris 13 dias atrás +1

    the little sound he makes is honestly so adorable :D

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
    Pittsburgh Steelers 13 dias atrás +3

    1 like =I friend for Pete !

  • Olivia Eason
    Olivia Eason 13 dias atrás +1

    Is this why I have a neck twitch

    • GachaPikachu
      GachaPikachu 11 dias atrás

      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 13 dias atrás +1

    2:20 I feel so bad for laughing

  • ??
    ?? 13 dias atrás

    *O H N O*

  • Helga PlayzSlime
    Helga PlayzSlime 13 dias atrás +1

    I love it when he
    *snort* WHOOO!

  • dabdabdab dabdabdab
    dabdabdab dabdabdab 13 dias atrás +1


  • Maci Pando
    Maci Pando 13 dias atrás

    and I really like the little snort wooh

  • ToxicNitro !
    ToxicNitro ! 13 dias atrás +1

    I am single


  • Maci Pando
    Maci Pando 13 dias atrás

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

  • Maci Pando
    Maci Pando 13 dias atrás

    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 13 dias atrás


  • Coco Wake
    Coco Wake 13 dias atrás +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 13 dias atrás +2

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

  • Kyliegh Eckhardt
    Kyliegh Eckhardt 14 dias atrás +2

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

  • Shannon Parr
    Shannon Parr 14 dias atrás +2

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

  • Davie -Arts
    Davie -Arts 14 dias atrás +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.

  • Itz Julia H
    Itz Julia H 14 dias atrás


  • Evan Conway
    Evan Conway 14 dias atrás +1

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

  • Joe Moore
    Joe Moore 14 dias atrás

    Well the woo is ok

  • Joe Moore
    Joe Moore 14 dias atrás +1

    Why you stort ing

  • Blendyne Dulcio-Mercier
    Blendyne Dulcio-Mercier 14 dias atrás +2

    i have it but not that often.

    let's be friends.

  • Stephen Moore
    Stephen Moore 15 dias atrás

    Quaaww whoop!

  • Lunar
    Lunar 15 dias atrás +1

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

  • ThatsTheDream ItsMystical
    ThatsTheDream ItsMystical 15 dias atrás

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

  • It'sQ!Bella OfficialTM
    It'sQ!Bella OfficialTM 15 dias atrás +5

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

  • It’s me Daisy
    It’s me Daisy 15 dias atrás +3

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

  • Jaida Smith
    Jaida Smith 15 dias atrás +1

    I'd be your bestest friend 💛

  • Aurora Merino
    Aurora Merino 16 dias atrás +1

    Your tick is kinda cute

  • fwnoellaaa
    fwnoellaaa 16 dias atrás +1

    I have this too but not the pig snoring

  • Damian Zain
    Damian Zain 17 dias atrás

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

  • ParaEwie
    ParaEwie 17 dias atrás

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

  • Golden bird
    Golden bird 17 dias atrás +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 !!!! 12 dias atrás

      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 16 dias atrás +1

      It has side effects

  • Golden bird
    Golden bird 17 dias atrás +3

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