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    Hey guys!

    I'm 16 years old, and I have TS. I've been on this forum since I found out just recently at the beginning of September, but I've noticed that it's mainly just adults doing all the talking. I know that I personally tend to read the forums but not actually post, and I'm wondering if there are any other teens doing the same thing!

    Please post if you're a teen on this forum, or if you're a teen who's just reading the forum and you want to sign on as a guest, or become a member of the forum. I'd really love to have some other teens to talk with on here!

    Post and let me know! :D
    Steph
    ~be a miracle~

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    Well, I'm 22 but I don't think I'm mentally beyond being a teenager. :P

    We'll be boosting awareness of these forums at the TSFC National Conference this week in Montreal, so hopefully that will diversify the group here even further.
    Colin

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    Steph,

    We have to confess we have not succeeded in developing a teen audience on the TSFC Forum so far.

    As you well know, most of us a in our v-e-r-y late teens...ir "ties" for that matter (speaking for myself :lol:

    We are pleased to see your enthusiasm and articulate manner on the Forum. Perhaps you might care to provide us with input in order that the Forum can be made more appealing to a younger audience.

    Looking forward to your feedback!

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    I don't think that it is so much a problem with the forum as just an advertising fault. I myself did not know that there was a forum until I was searching for information on TS and stumbled across this webpage. Since a lot of teens with TS have known about it for a long time, chances are they won't be researching it and come across the page like me. They might however, still want to talk if they knew about the page.

    Hopefully there will be more teens on after the National Conference where they will be publicizing the site, as cailean said. I think that all it takes are a few teens to start some good conversations/discussions, and more teens will want to take part, even if they just stumble across the site like I did.

    I personally love the forum, and find all the information other people post interesting and also incredibly helpful, as I am still learning to handle my TS. The support here is awesome, and it feels good to know that other people are going through the same things I am.

    Hopefully more teens will join soon!
    Steph
    ~be a miracle~

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    Thanks for your support and continued participation. Your insights are helpful in providing a venue for teens who wish to participate.

    Feel free to start discussions you think might be of interest to other teens and let us know how we can help.

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    Hi.
    I'm new to this forum. I am also a teen with tourettes since about grade 4. Its not a great thing to have, I must admit. Although its not as bad as it used to be. Mostly just neck jolts and facial tics. I really don't know anyone else with tourettes but I can relate on how hard it can be with these things. There always seems to be that urge to do a tic. But I have learned to try to control it in public and around home as well. It would be good to know others with tourettes to share their experiences with it.
    I'm glad I found this site. Because atleast I'm not alone in this.

    Quinn

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    Qman:

    Welcome to the TSFC forum.

    How did you find the site?

    There are a number of new members that are teens but have only registered and not posted yet. So the numbers are growing.

    You will find a lot of support here.
    PJK

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    Hello Quinn,

    Welcome to the TSFC Forum and we are glad you found us.

    One of the most common frustrations we all experienced when our Tourette first began in ourselves was to think we were the only ones in the world doing these things.

    Have you ever been seen by a doctor about your tics and what did you find out at that time? Was it your doctor who gave you the diagnosis of Tourette?

    How are your family friends and schoolmates dealing with you in connection to your Tourette?

    It's great that you can control or suppress your tics occasionally, which can be helpful in some situations.

    When you hold back your tics for a while, do you find you need to release the built up tension of holding them back to "get them out of your system" ?

    Feel free to join in any other ongoing discussion on here, and hope you make the TSFC Forum part of your regular online activities.

    Nice to meet you!

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    Hey Steve.

    Yeah I have been seen by a doctor in Toronto who my family doctor referd me too. I have been going to see her since about grade 7. She gave me the diagnosis of having tourettes. My mom had wondered from the start but wasn't sure. My family and friends have been really supportive. Only my dad says sometimes when i do a big jolts to quick it, which i really can't. I guess because i sort of jiggle the table while he is reading the newspaper. And my boss at work only really had one negative affect at the start when he asked if i had any health problems and i told him i had tourettes and he asked if it would scare away customers. That too me was not very pleasing. I only really tell people that i have it if they ask about it. But all seem alright with it. And my two best friends have always never cared that i did them and look past that.
    Holding back my ticks does work for a while but it does have to get out. Like after a days work or school i come home a let them go. Although my medication was bumped down a little and they have increased more so they are more often and not in my control. I have started meditation to help calm them so i am in a total state of relaxation so that I do non at all. This I fid really helps for a while. Sort of helps built my mind control to ignore the urge to the do the tics and concentrate other things.
    Sometimes it feels as i'm fighting for domination. I know that sounds weird but at times it feels that way.

    I look forward to talking more on this forum. All for now,

    Quinn

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    Quinn!

    Thanks for sharing your experience. It sounds like you have great support from your family and friends. Good for you!

    Sometimes it feels as i'm fighting for domination
    This is quite common among people with Tourette, because you are essentially battling with your body for control! Don't you find that the battle rages less when you are relaxed and involved in an activity you enjoy?

    Glad you have joined the Forum and we look forward to your continuing participation.

    Regards,

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