Pete said he also had to leave his job as a gym receptionist due to a kind of breakdown: "I had to get my meds adjusted because I was getting kind of--I was getting kind of panicky because of my Tourrette's."
He had difficulty explaining what he meant by panicky: "Like an intense--like a real state of panic. It's just like, yeah, I sorta--I started shaking and stuff like that." Howard noticed that Pete was repeatedly shaking his leg and asked if it was a result of his breakdown: "Is that a new tic?" Pete said it was a coping exercise: "Yeah, it's something I had to do." Pete later admitted his coping habits weren't always harmless--he's recently begun chewing his fingertips until they bleed. "It's nasty. I just can't stop."