"The urge to perform the tic is overwhelming" 

Joanna has had tics all her life and was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome in her 30s. She describes what it is like living with the syndrome, the effects medication had on her and how she can now manage without medication.

Tourette's syndrome: Joanna's story

Joanna was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome in her 30s, and has had tics (repeated movements) all her life. She talks about living with the condition.

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