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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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    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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    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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    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

      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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It makes me so damn angry when people mock someone who has a mental illness. The people who have a mental illness, are suffering enough, and going through enough hell, but to have...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I hate myself so much and I dunno why. Sometimes I don't want to continue. Sometimes I feel so alone even though I know I have a lot of people that care about me. I...
    Fay03 Fay03 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    The second dream I was back at school. I learned that we were going to be getting a 5th apartment mate, even though it was already halfway through the year and the max was supposed...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am in the chair getting my 32nd infusion as I write this. I was diagnosed 3 years ago. I was diagnosed at the same age as my mother was when she was diagnosed. I still work full...
    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    My ex was molested by her brother. I am hoping you weren't wanting me to ease that line In somewhere else. I stated it first because mental Illness, like other serious Issues...
    jjskinner3 jjskinner3 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have a chronic illness and feel very lonely. I want to be a wife and share my life but how???
    loveroflife44 loveroflife44 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I am having trouble believing that my future will be any different. My family loves me and tells me that this is a minor problem compared to others and I agree. except...I had...
    BeautifullyadoredbyGod BeautifullyadoredbyGod 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    and am glad there are others out there that have it too, because i'm not crazy.(At least not half as crazy as they were making me out to be)But...I would never, ever wish this...
    katiebabydoll13 katiebabydoll13 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I've been experiencing ptsd over the past 2 years and its left my life in pieces: my whole world came crashing down after I was tortured not once but twice by men of the law the...
    luckbealadytonight luckbealadytonight 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm going insane. My mind is not normal. I have panic attacks constantly but there is never anyone who can help. Everyone looks down on me for it and doesn't understand...
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    help i have done it again i have been here many times before hurt myself again today and the worst part is there's no one else to blame, ouch i have lost myself again and i am...
    highondarknes highondarknes 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "PAYBACKS ARE A ***** AND SO IS MY MOTHER" Caring for an aging narcissistic mother is hard. As the child of a narcissistic mother, chances are that when your mother needs you...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Jun 23

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    ​I'm 21 years old and 5 years ago I got really ill.It started out as rapid-cycling and it was really intense and could switch in a matter of hours. They gave me lamictal and...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    want some advice.... somebody who knows about mental illnesses or is recognized to that category...?
    cuzzz11 cuzzz11 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I was diagnosed with m.s in 1999 hardest 2 things I had to learn to deal with were 1. Understanding that people without m.s cannot relate to the condition AT ALL!. its not their...
    ledgie1975 ledgie1975 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    My first mental illness was major depression, it began around the age of 6. I would become withdrawn from social interaction and remain in my bedroom. I didn't want people to come...
    CelticBoxingGuy CelticBoxingGuy 41-45, M Jun 19

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    Hey guys. This is more of a question than an experience. I am seeking as much help I can get. So to summarize, I have been a depressed person since I was a child. I don't know but...
    changemindchangelife changemindchangelife 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    Society stopped caring. Why stop. Because too many got sad. Or needy. And pills rarely work. And counselling became moronic But many who cant help say try meds Or...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 18

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    I am 44 years old I have experienced Bi polar with mixed episodes, Mania and depression Anxiety and panic PTSD and Scizophrenia. never diagnosed but clearly have dealt with...
    smalltownwitch smalltownwitch 41-45, F Jun 18

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    At 18 years old, I was the youngest patient on the ward when I was admitted to the psychiatric floor of a hospital 4 months ago. I had just attempted suicide and I had never been...
    bluerose2218 bluerose2218 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I always try to check on my cousin Bradley. He was diagnosed while hospitalized nine years ago (that is a whole other story, believe me). Last week, I went to check on him. I...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F Jun 17

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    Dear not mentally ill people trying to give me advice: If I had so much control over my illness that I "wouldn't let it affect me", I wouldn't be ******* ill. That is what...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 8 Responses Jun 17

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    I am laying in bed as the hours that I get to sleep slowing drain away. I was ready to collapse from exhaustion all day until I climbed into bed. Now I cannot seem to catch my...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Sometimes my heart clenches painfully tight and my chest feels like ice is slowly encasing it in a burning sensation that is only felt in association with frostbite, whether it be...
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack 16-17, F Jun 16

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    It was in 6th grade. At first, it started because I was too stubborn to eat what my aunt and uncle would feed me. After a while, it was a way of punishing myself. I didn't have any...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 16

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    When I first got diagnosed with polycystic ovaries my first and instant reaction was to google the syndrome to find out as much as I could about disease I knew very little about...
    cocochanel92 cocochanel92 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I've got some questions for those of you that's in a relationship. When did you start talking about your illness? Do you feel that you get enough support and understanding? I've...
    Elisabeth90 Elisabeth90 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 15

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    I just realized I haven't cut in over 2 years
    Itsssnatalie Itsssnatalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I think that living with mental illness is like experiencing life through more than one set of eyes, like when you are checking and when you aren't. you get more than one vantage...
    JaclynAisling87 JaclynAisling87 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    Having BPD, depression and social anxiety and trying to be a good wife and good mother is a big struggle. I know I'm not good enough for my husband, he deserves the world, someone...
    queenofdragons8 queenofdragons8 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I can see spirits as well as shadow beings. I can also see energy and can manipulate it. I'm like a magnet to spirits and to people in general. I can make a person do anything in...
    Biowolf25 Biowolf25 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Is this the right group to post this? I think I'm messed up mentally. My parents, family and school all think so too. I have like a tiny bit of literally every mental illness as...
    jemeinkraft jemeinkraft 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    I am an anxious person with depression. Lost my only 2 friends. I don't know what to do anymore. I wish I could at least have one close friend that I can trust and that won't leave...
    lyricstomyheart lyricstomyheart 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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