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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. (GAD) I think I may also have borderline personality disorder. (BPD)
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have the illnesses of bipolar and panic/anxiety disorder. I also have damage in my right brain from an injury as a baby. I was not diagnosed until I was 47. This is because...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I got diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 1980 when I was 19 years old. I have got treated with medication, therapy, vocational programs. and multiple hospitalizations. I...
    555calif 555calif 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I have a 9 year old son who has an anxiety disorder. I am a single mother of two boys, I also have a 5 year old. I think the hardest part is being so alone in dealing with it...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F Sep 28

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    About 5 years ago, I became very ill. I was down the outdoor mall locally; I'd been shopping. I went to walk home, when suddenly my legs and feet seemed to seize up! I freaked...
    nahatsu nahatsu 70+, F Oct 1

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    I'm really worried about the way I'm being treated by the psychiatric professional in the uk . I have been very ill for the last three years to the point that I can not even do my...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Depression and anxiety is an illness and a curse! Its never ending, it never goes away! I have had countless trips back and forth to the hospital searching for medical answers as...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Where. Do I begin because this will be long. All my issues started back in 2006. I started feeling like an elephant was seating on my chest and braking out in hives and having...
    sweetebony4 sweetebony4 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    And lately I'm really struggling. My job felt like the only thing good... And now that's going bad. I feel so happy not being there but I don't think I can just quit and manage...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    So! I have a huge interest in mental illness. My son and I have issues, as well as most of the members in my family and my son's father's family. I try to educate myself as much as...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Oct 6

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    I'm quite upset with the way I was treated by an Egyptian psychiatrist here in the uk and a British nurse I started seeing a psychiatrist in Bournemouth when I was taken to court...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have Lupus and I'm so tired of feeling this illness. I feel and I know these doctor I visit every month and every two months they don't have a clue to treat my illness . They...
    DivaMorgan DivaMorgan 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am dealing with a panic disorder with agoraphobia, depression and seizures and was currently discharged from the military. I developed all of this when I was admitted in a...
    Liddoturrboo Liddoturrboo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Hello, my name is Marissa and I was diagnosed with POTS 4 years ago. It took doctors an entire year to diagnose me. Most thought that my symptoms were psychiatric. Every trip to...
    mmiller11 mmiller11 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Prices cause crime. Price of gas made some go postal. Price of meat makes some steal. No gas leads to busses. Busses lead to discomfort violence. Price of...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 26

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    When I was younger (8-11) I would occasionally have visual hallucinations, during these times, I was also extremely paranoid. I was always depressed. The thing is, my family didn't...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Sep 26

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    I've grown a tolerance to pain b/c I live with a chronic illness. If I say something hurts me, it really hurts
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F Sep 27

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    My son is 11 years old, I knew something was off when he was just a tiny thing, but family and professionals ignored my pleas for help. At 2-3 he his hyperactivity was through the...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    With Borderline Personality Disorder, it is very hard to do much. recently i have been very good about going to the gym every day, but today not so much. it is also nearly...
    ana95j ana95j 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M Sep 30

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 30

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    I'd lived in 4 different places in the past 2 months. I struggle with persistent mental illness (C-PTSD, Bipolar II, OCD, ADHD, and generalized anxiety). I can't get along with...
    GiftedChoctaw GiftedChoctaw 18-21, F Oct 1

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    I hate when I haven't seen or talked to someone for awhile, and they ask how my son is doing. I feel my heart breaking and defeat when I tell them. They will say something like "I...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Oct 3

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    Some people disgust me. I cannot believe people believe that having a mental illness is caused by "not being able to handle disappointment." Abhorrent and ignorant.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    For those of you who have a Facebook or Twitter; please consider spreading the word to help end the stigma. It won't end unless we raise our voices!
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Oct 5

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    I have no idea what it is - I've been getting horrible, constant migraines, and I've been so tired all the time no matter how much I sleep. Also feeling dizzy and slightly...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I am severely depressed and have extreme anxiety about everything
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I think I might have selective mutism disorder.
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    i think im a kleptomaniac i have taken staplers, headphones , and rulers from my high school. it seems like nobody cares though cause all my teachers see the school headphones and...
    nobumbump nobumbump 13-15, M Oct 8

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    My family is in denial about my illness which only makes things worse. I feel so alone. They say "Snap out of it!"...I totally would if I could. It's not like it's fun...ever. I...
    KellzMc KellzMc 26-30, F Oct 9

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    Talked about my mom in therapy today. My therapist came to the same conclusion that I had years ago...my mom is mildly schizophrenic. That's comforting. Not only does mental...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 10

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    My partner suffers from severe Misophonia and despite having remained together for seven years, our relationship remains a continual challenge. We cannot sleep together as despite...
    coffeejunkie87 coffeejunkie87 26-30 Oct 10

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    I met someone on a site called Haikyo in 2009. Haikyo was a fan site someone created based of the movie Suicide Club or something. Somehow we chatted and became friends, we're...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F Oct 10

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    Three years ago my father passed away after suffering from a lengthy illness, I was very upset, I did not understand why he had to suffer for such a long time. Two days after he...
    countrychic66 countrychic66 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    So i have borderline personality disorder, schizo affective affective disorder, anxiety and panic disorder. All i ever wanted my mom to say is i love. But no im 37 years old and i...
    uvet123 uvet123 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I am sure that this is an unhealthy obsession. I'm obsessed with my illness. I talk about it all the time, I'm constantly reading and researching about it. I'm very active in...
    britsmarie britsmarie 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It is a very hard thing to deal with day in and day out. He can be very sweet, and helpful, or he can be a mean SOB. I feel bad that he has to live with this horrible illness...
    1SpunkyWoman 1SpunkyWoman 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Here for anyone who needs to talk <3 I was diagnosed with depression, then later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Don't let a day go by that you think that it's not worth living...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    and yet I am here. Please diagnose my illness.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago