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I Have An Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    Asperger’s Syndrome

    Asperger's Syndrome,Why me?There were so many,yet you pivked me,What have I done wrong,To deserve this?
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Jun 17, 2012

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    For those who want to know I do have a real

    illness I'm currently in a lot of pain with in my stomach on the Middle right side and it could be caused by alcohol poisoning or 9 other problems, I've been to the hospital they done a blood test came positive with no bad out come which happened Saturday I now have three days...
    demiLee94 demiLee94 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 6

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    Life changing: When I was 12 going on 13 I was

    extremely ill, I was being bullied constantly by many gangs male and female alike. I end up limping my way around as all my joints had swollen up, I could barely eat and every time I did it hurt. My parents were to busy living their lives to notice, my brother was too busy...
    LLOYDX LLOYDX 31-35, M Oct 13, 2014

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    Illness

      When i was 13 i fell off my horse an hit my head. 3 wks later i smelt smoke through my window an i had a massive panic attack. i ended up with an eating disorder, i thought if i ate n e thing i would choke an die, i was scared to sleep at nights incase i wouldnt wake up...
    angelemma angelemma 22-25 2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    i have cytomalgic virus

    for more then a year! who else?
    iloveyouQuil iloveyouQuil 18-21, F Apr 12, 2014

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    Giving Birth

    November 3, 2009 I gave birth to a baby girl, she weights 6 pounds and 4 ounces, I love her dearly.  She is so adorable and cuddly, I did not believe a would carry a baby being that I have a illness and all but I consider myself to be truely blessed and lucky.  I THANK...
    moneelove moneelove 36-40, F Jan 7, 2010

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    Many Illnesses

    I am so poor I dont have the money to get checked. I am suffering from mant things wrong with my body. I am sick from my stomach. I always have diarrhea and have these weird stomach pains and burns frequently. I also have respiratory problems, to the point where some nights i...
    shakenbake24 shakenbake24 22-25, M Oct 14, 2013

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    One In a Million

    I have a rare illness called Takayasu Arteritis. It is an illness where the Aorta and its branches Calcify. I have had two major surgeries a year for eight years. I had bi-lateral carotid bypasses done, right bracial artery bypass done, both femoral bypasses done and replaced...
    BarbSp BarbSp 46-50 Oct 13, 2008

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    Illness

    I had been ill for a very long time in my life, I was diagnose with a chronic illness at the age of 16 and had just basically had to live with it.  Life is very devastating to me because of the obstacles that I have to face, being ill has been very hard and crippling for me...
    moneelove moneelove 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I was told I had it 20 years ago & felt insulted. This is because I believed hypochondria is a fixation with being ill. I thought people were telling me Im exaggerating my illness...
    michellekandro michellekandro 36-40 Mar 22

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    I do not struggle with mental illness but I have a few people close to me that do. It is a hard road to take for both those struggling with mental illness and those that care for...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    hello good morning im so struggling im so fricken depressed it isnt funny i just cant take it any more i dont wan to live like this my mood is so loww i feel likea kid that cant...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Diagnosed properly five years ago in New York by a woman doctor that took the time to research my issues and ordered the correct tests. Came back to my home in Utah and the...
    Andreacurtis01 Andreacurtis01 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I have severe OCD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I would rather have a deadly illness and be happy than...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm 30. I live alone. But yet my parents control me. I can't drink, self harm or see my husband. I have a mental illness, I have been in hospital many times. My parents threaten to...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. So why is there so much stigma attached to them? Because if you're physically ill, you can usually see it somehow? It doesn't often...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I remember when I was trying to explain to my little brother (he's 5) about why I had to leave home. I was in a regular hospital at the time, after I attempted it, and my family...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    i agree. mental illness is hard to deal with. i have more than one illness. it can ruin lives. its so unfair. normal people judge so easily and dont understand.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I’m a mom, I have an autoimmune disease and I have two children with an autoimmune disease. Most of the time life is fine. Most of the time I am fine. This week I am not...
    alwaysfun2b alwaysfun2b 46-50, F Apr 11

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    Hello all! This morning I was washing my dishes and came to a sudden realization about things(whoah, what an enlightenment!:D ), so I really want to share it with you, concerning...
    Gegete Gegete 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Who is this bright eyed, smiling, handsome young man? He's not the same person that was so frighteningly ill two years ago. I am so proud of him and his determination to live a...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Loniness is like a illness, It would start in mind, It would make you think you were born to be alone, Kill your hope in mind, Then it would move to your heart, It would build...
    SensualRomantic SensualRomantic 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    and am finding out in short order how much strength is associated and required, this damn illness hurts. I'm also a veteran and know a trick or two. I once thought that medication...
    cavedweller2 cavedweller2 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I have several chronic illnesses, but one that I don't much about that I have is MTHFR a mutation, anybody else here have it? If so what are your symptoms?
    TheStrangestOneOfThemAll TheStrangestOneOfThemAll 18-21, F Mar 24

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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Katie Hopkins is a disgusting human She seriously needs a ******* punch in the face how dare she slag us off for having an illness we can't ******* help it , and it's not just...
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I have a mental illness, and over time u know its actually ok... It's made it a little tougher, but really obstacles are made to overcome
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I tell people that I meet that I have Mental illness. I think they need to know . So I get sick and then they know what is happen. I have schizophrenia and bipolar . And I deal...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    i have borderline personality disorder with eating disorder its hell to live with bpd covers a range of things from depressive states to suicadal tendencies to hearing voices...
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Only five people?? i need someone who can talk about this illness. i've been suffer this about 4yrs.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Mental illnesses suck. I was informed that a relative will be staying over tonight out of the blue. During the course of roughly 2 hours I went into a mini panic. I immediately...
    Sunnycorr Sunnycorr 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    well this sucks. i throw up about every hour. i cant even handle liquids. im so hungry and thirsty but i know if i eat its only gonna last 15 minutes. my mom was like hey, look at...
    Matthew224 Matthew224 16-17, M Mar 22

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    Hello everyone, I am 37years old and sick. I've been diagnosed congestive heart failure, and diabetes. My life right now is about meds and side effects. every day is different and...
    tman3737 tman3737 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Ever since I can remember I've had vitiligo. its very visual. I try my best to have ppl look around it. but now that I'm older. I'm starting to remember how I've been treated (not...
    Curieln Curieln 31-35, M Mar 24

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    I only found out that I had this diagnosis when I requested access to my medical notes. I had been diagnose with BPD for a long time and no one told me. I was initially diagnosed...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Dealing with a family members addiction coupled with mental illness has been exhausting and emotionally draining. I think I'm starting to become numb to the backlash and insults
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    Where did war come from. Curiosity. Jealousy. Pain from illness. Where. Saw this vid on youtube. The end had a comedien. Who seemed to speak truth. How bad...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 1

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    i have bipolar depression,its hard,especially with two loving kids and a husband that calls you crazy.
    nanvalglex nanvalglex 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    So here are a lot of things I've learned since I've had this illness. A standard STD/STI doesn't screen for Herpes. Some people never show outward symptoms. You could be infected...
    Stella27 Stella27 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    This illness is the one downfall to my "perfect" life and image. I can't help but fantasize when I watch crime shows and even after going through a terrible experience I think I...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    sorry i need to vent to see if it will help everyone is toonice iwent for a long walk and then i went shopping but you ar ein lala land no joy i feel no anger i may have to go to...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Apr 5

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