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I Have An Illness

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Apr 12, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm aware of the stigma of mental illness, as someone who has been accused of being mentally ill ever my mid 20s, even by friends. I hate the way the recommend I get some medicine...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 a week ago

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Today on Twitter #BellLetsTalk is an important hashtag to visit. Helping people speak out about Depression an Mental Illness. All or most of us are touched by depression, mental...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This has to be one if the best posts I've seen on tumblr. If you feel physically ill, you get to stay home from school to stop other kids from getting your illness or because you...
    nowimawarrior nowimawarrior 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    For some time I believed that my illness prevented my ability to see beauty, shrouded it, replaced it with dirt and ugly truth, harsh reality. Something helped me realise that...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 Jan 14

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    I used to be someone who contributed to society, someone who used to matter. I made a difference in peoples lives, I saved lives, I changed lives. I was a nursing supervisor, well...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Yes, I believe many people misunderstand the term and what it's all about. Many people think of the mentally ill as insane. Where as it's actually the opposite in some cases , it's...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Does anyone else feel as if they are judged for their illness? Sometimes I feel as if I have to keep it all a secret... I don't let many people in, especially not about my past or...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Things people with anxiety hate hearing... 1. Being told we’re being stupid or that it’s all in our heads. But it’s OK for you to complain of a headache, or to seek...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    The invisible illness. We suffer terrible symptoms that, though often aren't life threatening, greatly handicap us and begin to take control of our life. Yet to most people we...
    rbeccalynn rbeccalynn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Nope. Not a mental hospital. That's what they told me. It's not a mental hospital. I was 15 years old. They told me (2 psychologists in a room with me, and I think maybe my parents...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    The road to my diagnosis was a long and rocky journey. I've had problems with depression since I was a teenager. My parents just wrote it off as me being a moody kid. During my...
    Imagine20 Imagine20 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I have gone to numerous psychiatrists and psychologists throughout the years. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar (never really asked I or II...
    sweetqueensbmd sweetqueensbmd 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    My partner was diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome in July 2014. Due to my own ignorance about the illness and my own selfish needs of refusing to accept her sudden disability, i...
    GeekyGirl82 GeekyGirl82 31-35, F Jan 12

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    YES THEY DO.THERE IS STILL A STIGMA AROUND IT;THAT STIGMA MUST END NOW!To this very day for us, the sufferers, it is difficult to broach this subject without fear, trepidation...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 3 Responses Jan 16

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    It all really started when I was ten years old. Growing up, I had a my mom, my dad (who was pretty abusive) and my younger brother. I was in fourth grade at the time. I remember...
    joshsmommy082082 joshsmommy082082 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I'm 18 and I was diagnosed with JDMS in fifth grade. I underwent steroid treatment and have been in remission for a few years. Things got really bad when I was sick, but I wanted...
    loganc10 loganc10 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I just broke up on New Year's day. I had been with him since Oct 9, 2013. He had been my unbelievably very good friend since Feb 2007. He's very intelligent and sensitive...
    UN1V3RS3 UN1V3RS3 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    i needing to vent im so lonely i dont feel real im so fricked up i cant cope i dont want o bew in this world why is it like you dont have a parent i dont even want to go on this...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jan 2

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    I have a slight speech impairment! People are so rude. How can I get help/dissability ... I suffer from depression ,i talk to myself !!whats going on with ME?????
    sweetjones38 sweetjones38 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    to all of the people who made fun of people who are special, go **** yourself. I was bullied for my brother having autism, and I've seen other kids get made fun of who are special...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    The most common one is OCD. It is usually used by annoying beats who find it "cute" to say that the have a mental disorder because they like to have things a certain way. OCD is...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Jan 3

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    i have paranoid schizo affective disorder with severe anxiety and a 8 year old son who is autistic i never really think who may have it worse then me but i definitely feel like why...
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Like it's not a joke. So don't pretend you have one for attention and don't make fun of someone else cause they could be different.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    i hate this fricken illness i feel like a body im so fricked i feel like a fat pig i cant handle feeling like this not real no tears dark dark no sleep want to sleep dont matter...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I feel really alone. I have no one really to talk to. I received a disturbing phone call from my recently estranged mother saying between hysterics and sobs on my voicemail that...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I have a mental disorder. I don't like the word illness, it makes it sound like I can be cured but I can't be cured. I have DID, dissociative identity disorder. My name is Julia...
    MeAnd5Others MeAnd5Others 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    must i say how much more can i really bare... when i say i newd to be hospitalized im selfish... if i say help i get do the best u can.... i got my wisdom tooth pulled today cuz...
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    just once I would like to be invited to things like normal :/ this is my senior year and no one even knows I exist anymore thanks to my illness ;(
    tacomacountrygirl tacomacountrygirl 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I've been type 1 diabetic since I was 9. I was the only child diabetic on both sides of my family. We thought I'd just gotten the flu or maybe some other virus. I dropped 10 lbs in...
    SheSaidx SheSaidx 22-25, F Jan 9

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    I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Aspergers (a social disorder that is considered to be on the Autism spectrum. I went to a private for ten years (preschool to 8th...
    DrBruceBanner DrBruceBanner 16-17, F Jan 9

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    I have ADHD. for that, I've been targeted by bullies. I really hate people who think that there's something wrong with me because my mind works differently. it's not my fault, okay...
    Alexandra398 Alexandra398 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Hi. I am a 28 y/o male, living in New York. I am a published author, and I used to sing for a somewhat popular band. I ran my own record label, and designed the majority of the...
    burningallmytimeaway burningallmytimeaway 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I feel like the two worst things to deal with are the results of illness and others' opinions.
    SheSaidx SheSaidx 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Ive had Lichen Sclerosus for over 20 years now. I have pain everyday. Most days its hard for me to pee. I hate this illness.
    shawna2015 shawna2015 41-45, F Jan 11

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    Life has changed because of my wife's illness. I've become more caretaker than husband. Love my wife dearly, but I am losing myself in this life. Always takin care, and never being...
    NPJacob NPJacob 41-45, M 7 Responses Jan 12

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    I was officially diagnosed with IIH yesterday. 10 days ago I went to bed with a really bad headache and woke up at about 2 in the morning with severe vomiting. I was then taken to...
    Hannarr Hannarr 18-21, F Jan 12

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