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I Have An Illness

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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 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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    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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    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 have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Not a lot of people seem to have heard about BDD. I've even had a few psychiatrists and therapists who had not heard of it. To quickly explain it before I really talk about how it...
    SailingwithSparrows SailingwithSparrows 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    September 2010: Sometime this month, without knowledge, I conceived my second child. I was living in Dodge City, KS with my ex fiancé and his son. We were constantly fighting and...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    This is my first post on EP. I'm so glad I found this app! :) I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD (predominantly inattentive) in the summer of 2011. My first experience with...
    I4n3 I4n3 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Just under a year ago I revelled in believing I had discovered the equation of the meaning of life: 1 + (2+2) = 2 which I believed would cure cancer. I also believed I had found...
    rewindme rewindme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Sometimes it's really hard, but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have major depression, along with some other labels. And the one thing I learned about having this illness is that you can't let it win. I would have episodes that made...
    redhope redhope 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I have mental illness on my mother's side of the family. Schizophrenia to be exact. Horrible things have been endured by family members. My father has anxiety and so do I. I...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F a week ago

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    In my opinion, I don't think people really understand Mental Illness unless they experience too.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    People absolutely misunderstand mental illness. They would never tell a person with cancer to' get over it' or 'just cheer up'. But it goes deeper than that. There is not a...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Not by proxy, just Munchausen. This is not diagnosed, but I have extremely strong suspicions that my mother has this disease. I cannot even begin to list the myriad of "illnesses...
    keroseneyes keroseneyes 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I'm torn. I'm torn about accepting the mental illness labels doctors have diagnosed me with, such as having bipolar and depression, because I don't want the labels to define me...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    One trend in particular that has been really getting to me, is the people who wear the "I Beat Anorexia" shirts as a joke. It ****** me off especially as someone who has dealt with...
    EowynElf EowynElf 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My dad left before I was born. After I was born my mom was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease...it's a genetic disease. I was only 10. In those 10 years I watched her slowly die...
    blackbird08 blackbird08 18-21, F Jun 27

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    For about a year I've been considering divorcing my wife of nearly 8 years. Our relationship has never been great. We are great friends, but horrible lovers/spouses. We do things...
    randomtiger45 randomtiger45 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Jul 1

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have had POTS since the last two months of my eighth grade year. It took until December for my illness to finally be diagnosed as POTS. But even though I had a diagnoses I still...
    POTSforever POTSforever 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    This is a response I wrote to an anorexic woman. I'm bipolar, but I've talked to enough people with other kinds of mental illnesses to see we have a lot in common. I wrote this to...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jul 13

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    This is such a pain in the ***! Knowing my bladder can never be healed is SO upsetting! I found out I had this about 2.5 years ago. Treatment helped tremendously! But even with...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F Jun 24

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    Is there anyone who has a mother who suffers from the mental illness schizophrenia ?
    ladydove20 ladydove20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    A year and a half apart, both of accidental prescription drug overdoses. So odd because they'd been divorced and had really nothing to do with each other for almost 20 years. I...
    Drechavo Drechavo 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Uncle Gary. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He died May 18 2014. He has three children. My younger cousins. Kara 10, Adriana 8, and...
    cat13wolfjb cat13wolfjb 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    That awkward moment when you realise that having multiple mental illnesses and the way you've been treated in life has completely ruined your life and you don't see how you can...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 Jul 1

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    I was born in Paris, France, only daughter to a Franco-Spanish father, and an Irish mother.We lived in Paris for my first two years, then with my grandmothers illness we moved to...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    So I am in the midst of receiving a promotion, and quite frankly I am worried that my disorder will be more noticeable (due to more hours at work). My boss on countless occasions...
    haydenbuddy haydenbuddy 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I'm living with a chronic illness and thriving. I am an empathy. My life goal is to be a lightworker and counselor. I'm in love with the love of my life, but still married to...
    raven1026 raven1026 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Oh gosh this health issue is......a sneaky one! It hides we'll! I just had my second surgery last august which means I will be having another one sooner than later. They removed...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have not took medicine in 3 months. I have bipolar disorder. Usually 3 months is the time I have episodes. I feel myself having random depression. I'm mad for no reason I'm...
    breezyxxxo breezyxxxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Remember when EP first started and it was about MS? Then, they decided to spread the love and make it about experiences... about anything. It's a wonderful idea, but there are...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jun 27

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    What makes me really upset and angry is when people make fun of mental ilness'. Poeple dont just randomly choose to feel like that, for attention or whatever reason some of ye...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    Hello there ^^I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism after a bout of Glandular fever when I was 11 years old, I am now 18 and was told last year that the chances of me ever...
    TinyBlondie TinyBlondie 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Paranoid schizophrenia. Had it for a long time now. I don't like it when some people pretend they have it just to get sympathy or sound cool, schizophrenia is terrifying sometimes...
    Roslein Roslein 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 4

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    It's so hard. My teachers seem to think its my fault, but I can't control if I forget something. If I daydream about something worth my time. My iq is 117, so why can't I do...
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I just moved to another state to start school and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well I've had bi-polar for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have anorexia and bulimia. It all started after being doing laws with PTS disorder after having 3 brain haemorrhages
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 1 Response