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I Have An Illness

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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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    i have cytomalgic virus

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I don't really talk to anyone about it or how it affects me. My family's attitude toward this type of thing is "well what do you have...
    Vaultgirl42 Vaultgirl42 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    If you don’t live with mental illness, don’t make assumptions about what is and isn’t a symptom. Depression isn’t always sitting in a dark room, crying. It’s forgetting...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I wish I never told anyone about my mental illness I only have anxiety and depression, but now that I have a mental illness it feels like there is a stigma that follows me...
    theincarnated1 theincarnated1 26-30 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    To be fair, even people living with mental illness don't understand mental illness. and that's what makes it so hard to pin down and both treat, and understand. there's so much...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I wonder how many people that mock mental illness probably have a mental illness, but refuse to admit it.
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    When others judge someone because of their mental illness and call them names, they don't understand that it hurts really badly for that person. In our generation, we have a...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    I have fibromyalgia and it's really frustrating how nobody understands how much it affects me. I'm not making it up or exaggerating the symptoms, I'm really very sick at times. It...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 6 Responses Apr 24

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    Schizophrenia. Schizo. Schiz. The crazy. Avoid. Illness that you can catch. Just those words whispering as eyes peer at me makes me squirm. I know I have a problem. Hell, I am a...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F Apr 26

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    I'm not entirely sure how cast my illnesses are, but I know for a fact that I have more than anxiety and depression. I hear voices, I act a lot differently around a lot of people...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 28

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    "Importance of Relationships During Mental Illness Relapse" http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/relationshipsandmentalillness/2015/04/importance-of-relationships-during-mental...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I actually had anorexia for five years that included five inpatient/hospital stays for it; loads of medical/ nutritional counseling & even way more therapy. I was quote/unquote...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F May 10

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    People who have mental illness didn't choose to possess that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 14

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    It's weird experiencing mental illness in someone else. Because it's usually me. Causing a scene or losing my mind over the littlest thing. It's nice to be the rock sometimes. A...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Today I had the realization that I'm (obviously) not the only person who suffers from mental illness(es.) I googled the term "stigma," so as to check that I was going to properly...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T 1 day ago

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    Has anyone got into a physical fight with someone cuz of a mental illness and are you at fault?
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Breaking Through Your Loved One’s Denial Watching someone you love struggle with an illness can be heartbreaking. It’s even harder when they yell at you, tell you to leave...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Too Cray Cray to Function Sometimes, I wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t have a mental disease. Life is a series of events and decisions, a chain reaction. My chain...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Stigma I really don't get stigma. It makes no sense to me. When I learnt about racism at school in first grade, I was like "That makes no sense. It'd be like if you treated people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I know from my own experience that married men don't always leave the wife. I am the wife. I found out two years ago my husband had an affair with some married woman that he met...
    Truthbetold81 Truthbetold81 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    This link gave me hope and later bought the book written by Dr Kevin White. Recommend reading this book if you know someone close with fibromyaglia, or are a sufferer yourself...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    As a child I grew up in a household with an alcoholic father, who was very much a dictator in the household, had anger problems, consistently cheated on my mom and would get into...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I'm sick of myself. I'm sick of this torment. Everyone would be better off and happier without me. I can't even function right now. Everyone around me suffers. I have body...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F Apr 26

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    My friends mom, and my good friend, just recently passed away of brain cancer. I still can't believe that she's gone. I pass her contact in my phone, and my stomach drops that I...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F Apr 28

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    Having an invisible illness & constantly being in pain is aweful. I'd like to go a day where I don't have to use codeine & where my hips & back don't hurt :(
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    What people who don't have SA fail to understand is that anxiety is physical. "Your chest tightens, your head feels cloudy & you are acutely aware of the effort behind every breath...
    BasAllah BasAllah 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I am a RN, retired due to Lupus Cerebrits, now a VetTech am 53 yrs old. Just 2 mos ago, Feb 27, 15, I was at my boyfriends house and had a severe headache, neck pain and was not...
    Brandycordi Brandycordi 51-55 Apr 30

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    I have just been diagnosed with PCOS a week ago, I'm terrified!! I am in constant pain all the time, feel sick after eating and wish to stay in bed all day!! I don't have acne or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    I have dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities) and severe depression. I stay inside the house to avoid any issues. It's quite confusing and frustrating.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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