I'm Accused Of Faking My Tourettes | BORN DIFFERENT
Aug 07 2021
A TEENAGER suffers from Tourettes so badly that she has been accused of faking it. Nicole, 14 was diagnosed with Tourettes aged 13 after her mum, Jodie noticed her face and hand tics had developed seemingly overnight. Her vocal tics developed quickly too, and consist of swearing, screaming and whistling, as well as physical arm movements. In moments of extreme emotions, Nicole can sometimes be violent towards herself, scratching and hitting her head. She explained to Truly: “There are moments where you can be really scared, because you don’t know what’s going to happen, or when it’s going to happen.” Nicole also has FND (Functional Neurological Disorder) which means her arms and feet can sometimes lock if her tics get too overwhelming. Despite her diagnosis, a lot of people have accused Nicole of making up her tics for attention, including close family members, and online commenters.

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