Without Citralopram, the anti depressant I am on (anti anxiety), I would not be able to face the outside world as much as I do. I am lucky that I have a supportive group of friends and family but there are times I have to venture out alone. No-one realises what quite an ordeal it can be going to the supermarkets and shops, coping with the staring and comments. It has taken me a while but now I say "I have Tourette's Syndrome, I may make some loud noises and shout random words". This is so hard for me to say and I often still put "sorry" in front of that sentence (although I am not sorry at all). Using the phone for me is worse, I develop a ticcy stammer and often rely on others to help. Ordering food in a restaurant seems to be another stumbling block!
I have gone from a well paid career to being at home all day as I no longer have my job (am going through a tribunal process, so will write about that at a later time). So, my world has changed.
As Tourette's is my constant companion I have had to learn to like it and not get too angry.
So, the important things to me as I get on with my life are my supportive family, my amazing friends and a heathy supply of Citralopram........watch this space and I will try to tell you about the funny moments in my life.....like when in the synagogue I shouted "The Rabbi eats Bacon"...........or at a clairvoyant evening shouted "I see dead people"........yep one thing is for sure....you are not lonely with TS!