I have Tourette. So now what?
Learning that you have Tourette Syndrome can be scary. I was scared when I first found out that Tourette was causing the tics that I had. How do you know what to do next?

When I was first diagnosed, I couldn't 'google' my condition and get suggestions for what I should do. Kids today have more resources available to help them learn how to deal with their TS, but some things have not changed. Here are a few things I would like you to remember:

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Find a doctor you like and trust, listen to them and ask questions. This will help you understand the options that are available to help you control the symptoms of TS.

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Eat right. A good balanced diet can help your body better cope with the symptoms of Tourette.

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Exercise regularly. Keep your body moving and get some exercise. You don't have to play sports to get exercise - choose something that is fun for you and helps you keep motivated.

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Stay positive and don't stop reaching for your goals. I didn't let Tourette stop me from reaching my goal of becoming a Major League Baseball player. Don't let Tourette stop you from reaching your personal goals.
"My advice to you? Decide what you want to do and go for it. Don't let your Tourette Syndrome stand in the way of your personal success. If I can do it, so can you ! "
Jim Eisenreich