- Sometimes, it’s funny.
- It hurts.
- It’s embarrassing.
- It’s exhausting to be ticcing all the time.
- It can be harder to get or keep a job.
- You probably have another condition like OCD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, depression, anxiety, or all five. All of these comorbid conditions can make life harder to live.
- People laugh at people with Tourette’s.
- People stare at people with Tourette’s.
- People don’t really know what Tourette’s is, meaning that those with the condition have to constantly explain what it is.
- People think Tourette’s is just about swearing, so if you’re one of the 75 – 90 percent of people with Tourette’s who don’t swear, people accuse you of not having the condition.
- Tics which are rude or offensive can put you in danger of angering or offending someone.
- People think people with Tourette’s are just pretending, that they are just saying what they want to say and then acting as though it was a tic.
- People with Tourette’s have to put up with being the centre of attention.
- Tourette’s is an incurable, chronic condition.