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I Have An Illness

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    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

      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 16-17, F a week ago

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have Lupus and Lupus nephritis an incurable autoimmune disease and kidney involvement. One of the issues of living with an incurable disease is that its also an invisible...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i get it all the time people say they understand me and i'm like how can you say that i don't even understand me at least not completely and in fact i think it's insulting to say...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of my best friends in the entire world was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, among some other things. She felt different after knowing she was bipolar like something...
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    Since birth I was the "sick" child. My parents knew after they brought me home from the NICU, that my health issues wouldn't go away. I battle Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic...
    jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Most people don't understand mental health and what's it's like living with a mental illness. The day to day battle you have a go through just to do the smallest of tasks. People...
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been a sufferer of mental illness once the age of 8, since they first put me on antidepressants.
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Hello, this is my first post :) through the next posts, I am going to tell you the story of my life, and why I want to end it so badly. It all started back in grade 5, I had many...
    XoxOutcastxoX XoxOutcastxoX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    my mom told me that I'm faking my mental illnesses, this really hurts me because she's kind of the reason I have multiple mental illnesses, now she just makes fun of them and tells...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My adult son has binge eating disorder. We have four children, all living at home, and this problem puts a gigantic shadow over the whole family. My son is totally obsessed with...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I have connective tissue disease, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, hypothyroidism, chronic migraines, myoclonus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, plantar fasciitis and chronic pain. If I...
    itskismet itskismet 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Does anyone on here use Nuvaring? I'm super moody, throwing up, in a lot of pain and have a horrid headache...anyone else?
    littlebobleep littlebobleep 31-35, F Mar 25

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    Originally diagnosed with a bacterial ear infection, I actually had Shingles that lead to Bells palsy / Ramsey Hunt syndrome, with the usual symptoms. This is the first time I've...
    johnsonfamily38 johnsonfamily38 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I feel like I'm about to have a mental break down, I'm starting a new job Sunday, yes I'm excited, over the mood. All that jazz. Yet my heads been ****** for months, I battle...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 18-21, F Apr 3

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    It has been four and a half years since I got sick. I have extreme abdominal pain, joint pain, degenerative disc disease, and I am always tiered. I don't know whats wrong with me...
    HelloGoodbey HelloGoodbey 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I have borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety and EDNOS.
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have had food poisoning twice. Both times I had severe stomach cramps and I vomited for 24 hours. One was from feta cheese and the other from yoghurt that had been out of the...
    lilykyra lilykyra 26-30, F Mar 23

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    So I have depression. Is it not the most ****** up, confusing illness of all time! Why do I have this?
    mingerama mingerama 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My whole reason for finding this site was to find people dealing with pmdd. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories. It helps to know I'm not alone. I was diagnosed about 9...
    mynx559 mynx559 31-35, F Mar 25

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    Walk for Lupus is coming up and so is World Lupus Day. I am excited to go walk for myself and others that have those horrible invisible illness that we have. Living here in Canada...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I was diagnose with polycythemia vera last 2010 but before the doctors found out that I have the disease I already suffered a lot of pain and agony, I was 43 years old at that...
    edcachero edcachero 46-50, M Mar 27

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    I am conducting a research study exploring the experiences of older adolescents with a terminally ill parent. I am looking to recruit participants aged between 16 and 18 who have a...
    JenC89 JenC89 22-25, F Mar 28

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    I have bulimia, I've had it since I was 12, I never really new what it was but me and my friend used to make this thing called 'sick juice' so you basically make this kind of...
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I have Lyme disease (not LYMES as some people tend to call it). I was diagnosed in November 2011. My first symptom was severe vertigo. Also, I experienced painful arthritis, brain...
    merelymandolin merelymandolin 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
    atremain atremain 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Cerebral Palsy isn't a disease or illness, it's a neurological condition resulting at birth. My brain sends out wrong messages to the muscles, causing uncontrollable muscle...
    PixieLeah PixieLeah 41-45 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I've had symptoms of Crohn's Disease since I was 13. Having gone through four doctors and two negative colonoscopies (among other tests), it was kind of a relief when I was finally...
    Maeliss Maeliss 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I have been diagnosed with POTS and misdiagnosed with various other things for 6 years now. I've learned that the most frustrating part about POTS is that it's an "invisible...
    LivingwithPOTS20 LivingwithPOTS20 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    A Woman Needs Healing -Somewhere out there is a woman who is very ill in her body but she doesn't know it. I have had this strange vision of her for some time now. I don't know who...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 10 Responses Apr 9

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    And if you think lawyers don't have hearts. Read the best lawyer story of all time...bar none. The United Way Health Research Foundation realized that it had never received a...
    BlondieHills BlondieHills 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    That feeling in your chest, how it clenches your heart, I know how badly you just want to tear it out and rip it apart. I know how it feels to not being in control your emotions...
    vainwordsfromemptyminds vainwordsfromemptyminds 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I have BPD and I'm totally my own worst enemy, I've learned over the years that when things are calm and peaceful I sabotage my own life because I'm more comfortable in chaotic...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am now age 27 hairstylist. When I was 8 years old my mom, 2 older half-sisters and I were involved in a car accident that left my mom paralyzed. I stayed with my Grandparents for...
    Linn6 Linn6 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My only remaining kidney has entered stage 3 failure. I'm not ready to die. Not like this. I continue to fight as I have been. I hope soon I can go home. I really hate it here at...
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Brain washing one two three.... single wondering minds into containers of two. sneek peek, have you heard. i forgot your name. never understood why you gazed so intensely. for ever...
    munchkinsue munchkinsue 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Tightness crushes my chest, And I can't breath, The only time I can escape, Is when I fall asleep. I fear the walls are closing in, Our time is passing by too slow, Or sometimes it...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm expecting that I will no longer be able to post. I lost my job due to a mental illness my electric bill is due my phone bill is due car payment is due ect..... I can't get help...
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    when I was 14 my mother was raped and almost murdered this triggered an episode and at 16 I did Lsd Pot shrooms and had a second psychosis since that moment I decided that drugs...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I can't count the people I've watched die. No, I'm not a murderer. I am a registered nurse who cared for sick people and many dying in hospitals. Most of the people were elderly or...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    Hi I'm from the Philippines , and I'm pregnant for about a month or 3 , haven't got ultrasound coz I'm afraid of those media staffs and newscasters might found out and spread it to...
    timeforyoutoknowmyworth timeforyoutoknowmyworth 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I grew up in the center of two warring parents. Two stubborn pigheaded people who not once thought of putting aside their differences so that I could possibly have some semblance...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I have had eating issues since I was 11. I don't remember what it's like to not count calories and weigh myself constantly. I always feel guilty whenever I eat and I purge most of...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Mar 31

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