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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

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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

      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 Apr 12

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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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    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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    I have schizoaffective disorder. I'm sitting at home on a friday night by myself. First of all I didn't have the energy to go out, secondly, I just never seem to have plans...
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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
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    i think this group should be ashamed of themselves. mental illness is not normal. it destroys the lives of many. if it was so normal everyone would commit suicide. if mental...
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I am in the process of recovering from chronic depression, severe anxiety, and anorexia nervosa. I've attempted suicide more than 30 times but am no longer suicidal. I've been...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I have an array of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, OCD, anxiety, autism, etc. Sometimes it's hard to live, but I've learned to cope with...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    THERE IS HOPE! New meds, new therapist, good advice and fresh hope. My 21 year old son is bipolar, he self diagnosed when he was 12, and told his doctor. The doctor was...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Dec 6

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    With Wings is a group on Facebook which offers help and support for those who need it. It is a safe space for members to come together, make friends and help others as well as...
    withwingsgroup withwingsgroup 18-21, F Dec 11

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    So I went to the elementary school with my sister, her boyfriend, and my nephew for a movie event. My Tourettes was acting up while I was there to the point I had a tic where my...
    MlNUET MlNUET 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have recently been diagnosed manic depressive, bipolar, and split personality. I'm overwhelmed and don't know what to do. I would like to talk with some people who experience...
    Gothika88 Gothika88 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Sadness and Loss Tears falling Like sprays of salt From a sea wave Like rain from The skies above To fall from sad eyes' Eyes that see into A soul filled with sadness A soul that...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M a week ago

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    As much as I've tried not to let this effect me and define who I am, I've been out of work all year due to this illness, had 2 weeks training for a new job and my illness has...
    deejay2605 deejay2605 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I have been told I may need heart bypass surgery. That is not the hard part. I also may have cardiomyopathy. If I do, I know I have a short time to live. This illness is known to...
    oldclerk oldclerk 61-65, M Dec 8

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    I enlisted for the military in early March. I had wanted to join since the 8th grade despite the depression and anxiety I suffered again and again. I worked hard to lose weight and...
    KeiKeiChan KeiKeiChan 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I have a Demyelinating Disease. MS is also one of these diseases but mine is a new type. I have lesions scattered through out my brain and on the underside of my Corpus Collosum...
    BCulp38 BCulp38 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My mom has had persistent vertigo for the past week. She was confined a few days ago, but wanted to be discharged when the doctors couldn't figure out what's causing the dizziness...
    twelves twelves 22-25 Nov 24

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    I suffer severely with mental problems, I have so many cos of some ****** up things that have happened, plus I was never a "normal kid" anyway. I hate it, I can't make friends cos...
    kyleishurt kyleishurt 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    after a bust up again last night, we went to bed without even saying goodnight.. That's something I never do, you never know if you're gonna wake up in the morning, however as he...
    081275fizz 081275fizz 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    It bites hard. Meds made it worse. And heart attacks on seroquel. But they can debate diagnosis. Was in phoenix. Had a doctor. He left. New doctor came. She...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    Hey, my name is Daniel, I`m 19 and have panhypopituitarism. This post is to encourage everyone of you who also have this illness. I know that we are all tired of being restricted...
    DanielMR DanielMR 18-21 1 Response Nov 24

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    i dont know but i just dont think rght. i do stupid things. i believe things that arent really happening. i have always been an idiot in my thinking i dont know why. is it because...
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    i feeling desperate i want to hurt myself i want to take all my frustrations on aeveryone this illness consumes you no trears habits i feel so ill its pouring rain i just wanted a...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I am 99.999999% certain that this will be my last Thanksgiving with my mother. She hasn't slept since Friday (she sleeps for about 30 minutes at a time and then is up for hours...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    A really good friend of mine passed away in the last week. He got sober about the same time as me about a couple of months after I stopped drinking so did he. I met him on his...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 27

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    Reading about other people who have this also has been very encouraging. I've had EN for about 6 months and like many of you, doctors have NO idea what caused it. I spent the...
    sawheet sawheet 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I need and interpretation of this one, so please read it carefully, and I'll try to put in as much information as I can. It was the start of the new semester, apparently, because...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    It's like I have two sides. One side isn't really confident, but fine with people not liking her. The other is full of depression and anxiety ridden; unable to even speak to others...
    HarleyQuinn326 HarleyQuinn326 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I visited a psychiatrist for the first time today because I have an attention problem and she prescribed me an attention deficit medicine without screening me so anxiety washed all...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    its very difficult just to cope with my own mind. i have to be super in tune to look after my health or else i go nuts and irrational doing inappropriate stuff ( apparently ,i...
    catnip246 catnip246 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I met her on other site two month ago. i still can't believe that i met a person like her through internet. She is from Colombia. she has sweet two daughters.single beautiful...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I've donated blood 5 times in my life, and have had 3 unsuccessful attempts (2 due to illness, 1 due to a conflict from a medication I was taking). Only once have I ever had issues...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Well another episode today. He took off running from the bus. Tried to run into traffic and kill himself. It took 3 people from his school, a officer from a neighboring school and...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    How could I even begin? I spent YEARS believing the lies of someone I loved very dearly. I sacrificed everything I had for him-money, career, family. Everything. I was the giving...
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 Dec 3

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    I have realized that women can actually have mental or emotional illness (small ones like Depression or Bipolar disorder) most people just over look it because we are females. They...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Dec 3

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    UPDATE: I had my final scans yesterday following all the chemotherapy this year and am kind of relieved that bit's over. But I'm gonna be honest. I'm pretty scared. I don't want...
    purplemessenger purplemessenger 22-25, F Dec 4

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