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  Mês atrás +1701

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  • JESUS Velasco
    JESUS Velasco 13 horas atrás +1

    OMG! This is the first video of Actually Happened that was made by a pig!

  • JESUS Velasco
    JESUS Velasco 13 horas atrás

    OMG! This is the first video of Actually Happened that was made by a pig!

  • Madison Christian
    Madison Christian 13 horas atrás

    I have the same thing but I can sometimes control it

  • Lavender Senpai
    Lavender Senpai 20 horas atrás

    *snort* WOOO!
    Sorry that was offensive ;-;

  • Toadette pretty in pink Cutie

    I have heard of it 😢 it is sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • YuxYux
    YuxYux Dia atrás

    3:25 Lit dab though

  • Magerick Dillon
    Magerick Dillon Dia atrás

    I have Tourette syndrome!

  • Closer ToTheTruth
    Closer ToTheTruth Dia atrás

    i twitch my head for no reason in class cuz im bored

  • Closer ToTheTruth
    Closer ToTheTruth Dia atrás

    u should explain wha it is cuz i need to google it

  • wheres my dad
    wheres my dad Dia atrás

    I have it as well it sucks

  • Denyan Visser
    Denyan Visser Dia atrás +1

    I cracked my neck always but never ecxelie needed too. And says random Words to my dog. Now i am watching for It

  • Apple Lynch
    Apple Lynch Dia atrás

    It’s kinda cute I fine

  • Katlego Mosiakgabo
    Katlego Mosiakgabo Dia atrás

    When you play at 1100 ping

    Not to efficient or mean
    Just a joke

  • Annelize Troskie
    Annelize Troskie Dia atrás

    Im soooooooo to sorry for you😢

  • DB7 Games
    DB7 Games Dia atrás

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

  • My Names Jeff
    My Names Jeff Dia atrás

    Iam so Sorry for you😭😭😭

  • falling down
    falling down Dia atrás

    Сколько ему лет?

  • Nick Smith
    Nick Smith Dia atrás

    You poor guy.. 😕

  • Cheeto Dog
    Cheeto Dog Dia atrás

    is that *snore whoo* real

  • wolfquest gril
    wolfquest gril 2 dias atrás

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

  • Carson Strong
    Carson Strong 2 dias atrás +1

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

  • Banna Playz
    Banna Playz 2 dias atrás

    Vocal tics or motor tics

  • Kailey Riger
    Kailey Riger 2 dias atrás

    My friend have it to

  • M.J. Yt
    M.J. Yt 2 dias atrás

    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 2 dias atrás

    😂😄😪

  • Mini Sven
    Mini Sven 2 dias atrás

    3:25 HE DABBED :0

  • Blxe Bxrrixs
    Blxe Bxrrixs 2 dias atrás

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

  • Electric Energy
    Electric Energy 2 dias atrás

    *SNORET* WHOE

  • CocoMoko Episodes :3
    CocoMoko Episodes :3 2 dias atrás

    That’s adorable

  • Alex Davis
    Alex Davis 2 dias atrás

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

  • Leonski
    Leonski 2 dias atrás

    *SNORE* *WHOOOOOOOOO*

  • Silas 206
    Silas 206 2 dias atrás

    I don’t Think its funny

  • Makayla Dickens
    Makayla Dickens 3 dias atrás

    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 3 dias atrás

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

  • Minty Lettuce
    Minty Lettuce 3 dias atrás +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 3 dias atrás

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

  • Camofly
    Camofly 3 dias atrás +3

    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 3 dias atrás

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

  • kassandra santoyo
    kassandra santoyo 3 dias atrás

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

  • Samuel Cashdollar
    Samuel Cashdollar 3 dias atrás

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

  • Vayda Garza
    Vayda Garza 3 dias atrás +1

    Snore wWoO

    Love it 💗🔥😎

  • Andrew 07
    Andrew 07 3 dias atrás

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

  • Chloe_jones616
    Chloe_jones616 3 dias atrás +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 3 dias atrás

    *Snore* "WOOH!" :3

  • Lysander Hagir Abrahamsen

    I got that to bro

  • Amy a Sunny
    Amy a Sunny 3 dias atrás

    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 3 dias atrás

    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 3 dias atrás

    Кто от MPX?

  • Yumile's Vlogs
    Yumile's Vlogs 3 dias atrás

    You have ticks

  • Wooshymoon AJ
    Wooshymoon AJ 4 dias atrás

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

  • Young guru
    Young guru 4 dias atrás

    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 4 dias atrás

    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 4 dias atrás

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

  • Evanthegamer
    Evanthegamer 4 dias atrás

    I have autisum..I feel u

  • Julie Kruse
    Julie Kruse 4 dias atrás +1

    I have tourettes so thank you for history 😄👍

  • I like Pizza
    I like Pizza 4 dias atrás

    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 4 dias atrás +1

    Now I know what happening to me

  • Chad Thundercock
    Chad Thundercock 4 dias atrás

    Haha

  • Cruz Florero
    Cruz Florero 4 dias atrás

    t-t

    *snort*

  • Itz V413!
    Itz V413! 4 dias atrás

    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 4 dias atrás

    Yay

  • Crimson Pro
    Crimson Pro 4 dias atrás +2

    I have that same thing, I’m being serious

  • jasmine stanley
    jasmine stanley 4 dias atrás

    What a sweet and nice story great video

  • ladonshot
    ladonshot 4 dias atrás

    Doesn't lyndonfps have it?

  • Caleb N Carter
    Caleb N Carter 4 dias atrás +2

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

  • Monroe Robbins
    Monroe Robbins 4 dias atrás +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 4 dias atrás

    Я единственный кто здесь после перевода?

  • n α m j ο ο n luv
    n α m j ο ο n luv 4 dias atrás

    this may be weird but its kinda cute lol

  • Galaxy gacha playz Love
    Galaxy gacha playz Love 4 dias atrás +2

    I have Tourette syndrome too!

  • Milky Way
    Milky Way 4 dias atrás +1

    *It's not funny*

  • Sammy Jonson
    Sammy Jonson 4 dias atrás

    You are very cute! Do not despair!))

  • Miguel Silvestre Chacon
    Miguel Silvestre Chacon 4 dias atrás +1

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

  • Lizzy_13 _
    Lizzy_13 _ 5 dias atrás +5

    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!

    • Madison Christian
      Madison Christian 13 horas atrás

      I have Tourette’s but I don’t have much problems with it, but it used to be really bad when I was younger

  • Inxtoxicated Pencil
    Inxtoxicated Pencil 5 dias atrás +1

    Aww XD He’s so cute.

  • Overdone Games
    Overdone Games 5 dias atrás

    I feel bad 😔

  • W Ws
    W Ws 5 dias atrás

    Hello whoo!!!!!

  • DaRandomLOL
    DaRandomLOL 5 dias atrás

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

  • KittyCraft
    KittyCraft 5 dias atrás

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

  • YOLO OP
    YOLO OP 5 dias atrás

    I have Tourette’s

  • Scrible Kitty
    Scrible Kitty 5 dias atrás

    i find the noise he makes cute.

  • Asep Saefudin
    Asep Saefudin 5 dias atrás +1

    Poor guy

  • Ennis Savage
    Ennis Savage 5 dias atrás

    just smoke some dope mann

  • Carmen ಠ_ಠ
    Carmen ಠ_ಠ 5 dias atrás

    I can’t stop my eye rolling

  • Max Boom
    Max Boom 5 dias atrás

    это его истории?

  • Evgesha life
    Evgesha life 5 dias atrás +1

    Лайк если ты русский

  • Awkale
    Awkale 5 dias atrás

    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 5 dias atrás

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

  • ıʞʞıu
    ıʞʞıu 5 dias atrás

    *rwhoo*

  • Молекула AJ
    Молекула AJ 5 dias atrás

    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 5 dias atrás

    I wish i could tell my story

  • Whoopity
    Whoopity 5 dias atrás

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

  • iTz_Dąt Bøi_SMB
    iTz_Dąt Bøi_SMB 5 dias atrás

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

  • Mandala Celso
    Mandala Celso 5 dias atrás

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

  • Patrick Natividad
    Patrick Natividad 5 dias atrás

    I wanna be he's best friend!!

  • Freshly Baked Memes
    Freshly Baked Memes 5 dias atrás

    Are these stories real?

  • Magic Abyss
    Magic Abyss 5 dias atrás

    He’s so adorable omg

  • ColehSmh
    ColehSmh 6 dias atrás

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