There is physical pain involved due to repeated physical tics.
Friel says he also used to get very embarrassed by the tics that are socially inappropriate and out of his control.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. My ex would only make noises if he became very stressed but he did have a tic and would twitch quite often...
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Strangely, if he kept his cap on he would twitch far less...
Most people with Tourette’s try to control symptoms through a combination of relaxation exercises and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but in more severe cases, medication can help.
Dating is hard enough, but for a guy that has Tourette’s syndrome – it can be a lot harder.
Damian Friel, a 26-year-old student and mental health nurse from Derry in Northern Ireland, has opened up about what it is like to date as a gay guy with Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
Friel’s Tourette emerged fully in adulthood and now he’s become an advocate for Tourette’s and mental health in the UK.
Gay Star News did a series of engaging interviews with Friel in which he talks about some of the challenges of living with Tourette Syndrome.