Friday, October 1, 2010 12:08:29 PM
If I had Tourette's, I would hope that the "f" word wasn`t the twitch my brain defaulted to. The "s" word or "crap" would be easier on everyone else, like my mom and grandma.
Friday, October 1, 2010 11:10:19 AM
@SchrdngrsCat There are different severities and forms of tourettes and there are physical tics as well as vocal ones. "Coprolalia" (the spontaneous utterance of socially objectionable or taboo words or phrases) is an extremely rare form of tourettes. My boyfriend has TS and he never swears because of it. He makes at most little muffled noises if at all. Those noises are not a reaction to his tic they ARE the tic. Tics are preceded by an "urge", similar to how before you sneezed you had an urge to do so. My boyfriend feels relieved after he tics similar to how you feel after scratching a good itch. The swear word IS the tic in cases of coprolalia, not a reaction to a tic. Someone with coprolalia has urges to suddenly say those words.
Friday, October 1, 2010 10:07:57 AM
@pui People with tourettes do not swear because the disease is forcing them do so. It's normally just a subconscious reaction to the tics, like when you stub your toe.