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  1. #1
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    No more coffee for me

    A recent study has shown that caffine and TS doesn't mix very well, so I've decided to take a break from my geeky caffinated life in the name of science.

    It's a sad day for me as I wash down my last cup of coffee for the next 2 months... so if you see me holding a cup of coffee or a coke... kick me in the balls please !

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    A recent study has shown that caffine and TS doesn't mix very well, so I've decided to take a break from my geeky caffinated life in the name of science.

    It's a sad day for me as I wash down my last cup of coffee for the next 2 months... so if you see me holding a cup of coffee or a coke... kick me in the balls please !
    Oh I don't envy you there, I gave up for about a month and a half once, while I was working in a Bar/Restaurant/Cafe place. Untill I worked a Thurs night, double Fri, double Sat, Sun morning, and decided caffine was called for. I made one of my patented "stand a spoon up in it"(TM) triple expressos, and didn't stop shaking for about three days.

    But good luck to you!

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    TS = turret's syndrome?

    (if yes, then something that increases neurological activity [caffeine] affects a neurological condition? well duh :P )

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    Tourette' Syndrome...... and Popcorn that patented tripple whopper caffine baby sounds nice right about now... I've gone two day with out any kind of caffine now.

    But actually quitting caffine won't be that hard - I stopped drinking coffee after I got back from Finland - seeing as the aroma reminded me of you know who.... *sob*

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    Tourette' Syndrome...... and Popcorn that patented tripple whopper caffine baby sounds nice right about now... I've gone two day with out any kind of caffine now.

    But actually quitting caffine won't be that hard - I stopped drinking coffee after I got back from Finland - seeing as the aroma reminded me of you know who.... *sob*
    Lovechild, I told you once that I had a cousin who had Tourette's, but I didn't feel that I wanted to tell you anymore about him then. I think that now would be a good time to tell his story. My cousin's name was David Carothers. He was adopted by my aunt at birth. All through school, he had problems with his teachers. They said he was disruptive, and a troublemaker. That was in the '60's- before Tourettes became well known. After the problem was identified, his life got a lot better, and he did quite well in school. He went on to graduate from Penn State with a degree in computer science in the early '80's. He also became very active in Tourettes awareness groups in the Pennsylvania area. He got a really good job, and his life was going great.
    The one thing I remember about him was that I never sw him without a bottle of Pepsi- he was ALWAYS drinking the stuff. He was a pretty argumentative guy too, and very compulsive. I've heard that those are typical traits of Tourettes sufferers. Well, anyway, he apparently had a darker side. He was using Cocaine. NOBODY knew it- they just figured that it was the Tourettes, even his girlfriend never knew that he was tooting. At that time, I rarely saw him- maybe once every 2 or 3 years, but he was always a little strange. Anyway, his girlfriend went to his apartment one night. She knew he was home, because she'd just talked to him on the phone. She had a key, and let herself in. When she went looking for him, she found him sitting up on the bed with a rolled-up $50.00 bill in his hand and a mirror with white powder on it on the nightstand. He was dead. The coroner said he died of heart failure, caused by a massive amount of Cocaine and Heroin in his bloodstream. The coroner also said that he was a long-term user, possibly as long as 5 years. The reason I'm telling you this is; I don't want to see anyone else have this happen to them, and I DO know tha people who have Tourettes are succeptable to compulsions. I'm not saying that you will end up the same way, I'm just saying that, if you feel compelled to do something that probably isn't good for you, you should think of David Carothers.

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    She smells like COFFEE????????????? :

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    I admit that I am a caffine addict. If it has caffine I'll drink it.

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    I drink coffee all day long. I like it Strong and Black.

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    She smells like COFFEE????????????? :
    No, she doesn't.. or at least not the last time I checked...
    But it's more a mental issue, drinking coffee and kissing was the last thing we did together before she told me that she was still in love with her boyfriend - so the smell of coffee brings back that moment...

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    Lovechild, I told you once that I had a cousin who had Tourette's, but I didn't feel that I wanted to tell you anymore about him then. *I think that now would be a good time to tell his story. *My cousin's name was David Carothers. *He was adopted by my aunt at birth. *All through school, he had problems with his teachers. *They said he was disruptive, and a troublemaker. *That was in the '60's- before Tourettes became well known. *After the problem was identified, his life got a lot better, and he did quite well in school. *He went on to graduate from Penn State with a degree in computer science in the early '80's. *He also became very active in Tourettes awareness groups in the Pennsylvania area. *He got a really good job, and his life was going great.
    The one thing I remember about him was that I never saw him without a bottle of Pepsi- he was ALWAYS drinking the stuff. *He was a pretty argumentative guy too, and very compulsive. *I've heard that those are typical traits of Tourettes sufferers. *Well, anyway, he apparently had a darker side. *He was using Cocaine. *NOBODY knew it- they just figured that it was the Tourettes, even his girlfriend never knew that he was tooting. *At that time, I rarely saw him- maybe once every 2 or 3 years, but he was always a little strange. *Anyway, his girlfriend went to his apartment one night. *She knew he was home, because she'd just talked to him on the phone. *She had a key, and let herself in. *When she went looking for him, she found him sitting up on the bed with a rolled-up $50.00 bill in his hand and a mirror with white powder on it on the nightstand. *He was dead. *The coroner said he died of heart failure, caused by a massive amount of Cocaine and Heroin in his bloodstream. *The coroner also said that he was a long-term user, possibly as long as 5 years. *The reason I'm telling you this is; I don't want to see anyone else have this happen to them, and I DO know tha people who have Tourettes are succeptable to compulsions. *I'm not saying that you will end up the same way, I'm just saying that, if you feel compelled to do something that probably isn't good for you, you should think of David Carothers.
    Except the last name and the cocaine abuse, me and Mr. Carothers are pretty much alike. He sounds like a typical TS sufferer, other signs are depression, inability to fit into normal society, and as you said, most of all obsessive compulsion.

    I haven't had an easy childhood, I've always been different, been the target of the ridicule, I've taken my share of beatings in my time. I've never been very bright and I've only seldomly done well in school. So I retracted my life in front of the computer.

    As you might has figured, I obsess about alot of things, amongst these are NGene. I do love her, and probably to a more extreme level than she has ever experienced. This can be scary, not just for her, but also for me - the fear of getting hurt was so strong that I almost turned around when I stood outside her door (with flowers and all mind you - would have looked silly I guess). And still it took me three days to get the courage to kiss her. It's scary to be so overpowered by ones emotions, but it part of the mystery called love.

    To explain, some TS patients are violent, some extent their emotionel distress via drugs. I feel very powerfully, fx. I have no friends for whom I would not take a bullet - I've always been very generous, both emotionel and financial. Ask anyone I know, and they will tell you just that.
    And yes I have been tempted to take the easy way out, but I'm still here, alive and kicking.

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