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October 18, 2012Posted in: Service Users & Volunteers Tagged:

Zebras on the Great Wall of Tics

We got a cool new tic added to the Great Wall of Tics today: “The way I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at 17 was after a case of whooping cough. The continued wheezing lead to a diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction. When all other treatments failed, the doctors thought it might be a tic since I was also rolling my eyes a lot. Low and behold, when I was put on tic medicine my breathing got much better. My doctor said the adage “when you hear hoof beats you gotta think horses and not zebras” doesn’t apply to me. I am a zebra because vocal cord dysfunction as a tic is very rare. I kind of like being a zebra.” We’re all about zebras here!

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