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I Have An Illness

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    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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    i have cytomalgic virus

    for more then a year! who else?
    iloveyouQuil iloveyouQuil 16-17, F Apr 12

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    This is my first post on EP. I'm so glad I found this app! :) I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD (predominantly inattentive) in the summer of 2011. My first experience with...
    I4n3 I4n3 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    With the recent passing of Robin Williams with depression related illness, it still baffles me peoples reaction to depression (and mental illness as a whole). The second that you...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I was the 1st person ever in Britain to get the adult ttp as a child at the age 4. I was 1 in 6 million and the 1st person to get it. If the doctors gave me a blood transfusion I...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I have Borderline Personality Disorder and OCPD, which means I'm super anxious. I find, as time goes on, that my anxiety grows. A few months ago, I moved in with a boyfriend...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Actually, I have viral labrynthitis. And today is 2 months since I got it. Miserable doesn't even begin to describe the way I feel. I was fired from my job because of how many...
    ekdreamer ekdreamer 26-30, F Aug 6

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    Today my psychiatrist told me: "Things are always going to be harder for you than for other people. You need to accept that you have a disability." I think that I have accepted...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm completely lost. I've been playing the Irish sport of hurling since I was four years old and fell in love with it. I even played for my county. Over the years I've had...
    aliken98 aliken98 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The other day at my work, i was chatting with another staff. She was a little older then me, and was telling me about her daughter who was 8. And everything she told me sounded...
    amsfee amsfee 22-25, F Jul 26

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    My mom is bipolar. She got really bad when i was younger. Theres issues between her and my father, but mostly i just feel like her mental illness is ****. She hates people and wont...
    florida2525 florida2525 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I have a **** load of stuff wrong with me but I won't let it control my life again. I'm doing my best to cope with this incurable ****. I was diagnosed with the skitsophrenia(I can...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    What to do when you can't talk about it? Will it ever subside? The flashbacks, the anger and hostility. Heavily medicated for other mental illnesses, but there are none to take...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Unrequited love. What does one do when the cure is the illness?
    BlackCatBoy BlackCatBoy 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Or, at least, that's one of the things I was diagnosed for, and I don't think it's right. I started taking lithium, and about three days in, I had a STELLAR day. Then it went down...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F Jul 23

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    Hi, I just found this site. I've been struggling with Hidradenitis since the beginning of my fifth grade year, it's been my constant companion for ten years now. I was lucky and...
    Krissy2014 Krissy2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I have Adjustment Disorder with mixed anxiety and disorder, and yes I was diagnosed with it, not self-diagnosed. I feel depressed most of the times, I always get butterflies in my...
    xMikayla xMikayla 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    September 2010: Sometime this month, without knowledge, I conceived my second child. I was living in Dodge City, KS with my ex fiancé and his son. We were constantly fighting and...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Not a lot of people seem to have heard about BDD. I've even had a few psychiatrists and therapists who had not heard of it. To quickly explain it before I really talk about how it...
    SailingwithSparrows SailingwithSparrows 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Barth syndromeFewer than 200 living males are known worldwide with this disease. Symptoms vary largely between patients, from life threatening to non-existant. No patient has all...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Ive been dealing with panic disorder since last year... I dont know and i must admit i really gathering my courage to share this story to you guys. After i was diagnose with panic...
    qijae qijae 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I just posted something here but dont know how to at something to that post. So I start again. I am a Dutch woman of 54 yo. I am diagnosted with HCL last tuesday. I have been...
    jolandamariette jolandamariette 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I have split personality disorder and it is becoming very difficult to remain one person all day. I'm feel like giving up I don't know where or who I am half the time. No insurance...
    enrichedreamer enrichedreamer 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder, general anxiety, and PTSD. I was referred to ECT last winter upon realization of my sincere suicidal intent and underwent a series of 23...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Finally found the man who I would love to spend my life with. Gives me more happiness caring and understanding I have ever been given. He try's his best to be understanding of my...
    awmusic awmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Thing really started to get bad about 4-5 months ago. I've lost track. I've had a million tests and still nothing, I've given up hope. About 4-5 months ago my central nervous...
    carelesslywondering carelesslywondering 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I've had depression and anxiety pretty much my whole life, leading to two hospital stays in my late teens. At that stage it was suspected to be some sort of psychosis, or...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I'm battling my mind every day, stuck inside the house because I'm terrified of the outside world. I'm on Prozac, but I still feel like the world is giving up on me, or already has...
    pushmeunder pushmeunder 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    i feel like i cant go on i feel like full of dirt and have no energy i dont know how to get my feeling s out iffeel nothing i dont cant makr myself feel better it feels like ,y...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Aug 1

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    i feel like i cant go on i feel like full of dirt and have no energy i dont know how to get my feeling s out iffeel nothing i dont cant makr myself feel better it feels like ,y...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    My official diagnosis is borderline-rapid cycling manic depressive disorder with anxiety. For those who don't understand that completely it means I have borderline personality...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I was diagnosed with HSV in December of last year. I was scared, and reacted in the absolute worst way possible (endless tears, tantrums, and having visions of killing my fianc...
    QuietChristi QuietChristi 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've taken many tests since I was young that people base IQ on and have always scored really high. I'm not sure what my exact IQ is but I took a short test yesterday on facebook...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M Aug 5

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    In 2009 I was diagnosed with pandysautonomia - POTS after getting ill from having a flu shot. It has completely taken everything away from me. I have had problems with my blood...
    Buffy2014 Buffy2014 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Hello, I'm 26 years old and I too have been suffering with schitzophrenia and drug induced psychosis.. I've only been diagnosed 2 weeks ago and now the love of my life ditched me...
    Ladevans Ladevans 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    My official diagnosis is bipolar 1 disorder with mixed anxiety intermittent explosive anger and post traumatic stress disorder, But I still got denied social security disability go...
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I have bipolar yay not yay .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M