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I Have An Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    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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    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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    i have cytomalgic virus

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

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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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    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 26-30, 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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    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 2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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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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    Related Experiences

    More and more often I think about what I have and what others don't. We have access to water at anytime, anywhere we go in most countries but there are people in other countries...
    azurebites azurebites 51-55, F 37 mins ago

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    I think I have schizophrenia, but I cannot talk to my psychiatrist about it, nor any of my family. I have a fear of doctors. I don't know what to do.
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M 2 Responses 43 mins ago

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    I have just been diagnosed a couple weeks ago with anxiety disorder and adjustment disorder although i have had anxiety since a kid. I also deal with dissociation due to my anxiety...
    AnxiousNoodle AnxiousNoodle 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hi, my name is Amber, I'm eighteen years old and I have a crush on my professor. It was a hopeless case from the start. Class only started two weeks ago and already I'm head over...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Is a "bad" father better than no father? My children don't want to see their father. They say he is mean, shouts all the time, tells them they need a diet (they aren't over weight...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I know you are depressed so this story is for you. Hope you enjoy it. Well, I came across some nice material about how depression works. I won't be very detailed here to avoid...
    OurUltimateHope OurUltimateHope 26-30 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just came back from the repair shoppe to get my iPad. My stranger for a Mother or one of her boyfriend's family members most likely broke it while I was having seizures. It...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    In my dream last night, one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am working on a theory. I believe Multiple Personality Disorder is not actually a disorder but a phenomenon of quantum electrodynamics. I have many documented cases where the...
    sandygene sandygene 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    After experiencing a year of university, I have broadened my perspective and social circle a lot more. It's made me realise many things; several things being some people will never...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've been off of medication for several months. I went cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant. It was amazing not to be on meds and feel "normal". When I lost my baby I was...
    Audreydarling Audreydarling 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i feel so sad and lonely and abandoned everyday is the same im afraid to wake up i dont want o do anything anymore today is the first day in 5 days ive done something this illness...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't get mad or sad anymore. My friend and stepbrothers make me laugh, but that's about it. I have been a hermit or recluse whatever the word is for about 15 years now I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a 43 year-old female of Central Mexican and Irish heritage. I was diagnosed with BTM at 19 while on Amphoteracin-B treatment for a fungal infection in my sinuses. Ampho-B...
    AZDawn AZDawn 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    i have several mental illnesses. i have been hospitalized many times and in rehabs. i take medication every day. i hate stigma and discrimination. it is wrong. i have...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Fatal illness is no excuse for being weak. I gave three individuals life but my lungs are a little more than half functional and my hopefully soon-to-be ex-husband vented his anger...
    tdwolfe87 tdwolfe87 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    The debate between allopathy and homeopathy has been going on for centuries. The conflict has since aggravated when allopathic treatment under the persistence of American Medical...
    robertjpeter94 robertjpeter94 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    My family get on my nerves because I'm the only child my parent's don't care about. I'm the youngest and people usually say that makes you the "baby" and the "precious one". What...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi, I stumbled upon this site while searching ( as iv done thousands of times, for yeeears now) in hopes that I can find some magical supplement to cure the living hell that my...
    Hopelesslyfallen Hopelesslyfallen 31-35, F a week ago

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    I developed a mental illness while I was at psychological ward that was supposed to help me.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I haven't heard from my (ex?) boyfriend in almost three weeks. He is still not well and continues to be delusional and aggressive. I don't know what to do so I sent him a card. It...
    Lann2015 Lann2015 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I've been struggling with dissociative episodes, caused by traumatic abuses of my childhood. It's like being half conscious, and I feel no will to move. I'm heavy. I'm numb or...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't care how old or how young, people should take mental illness seriously.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Your wish means somebody else's downfall. Let's see; I wish all illnesses and diseases will go away. HOORAY! Science and medical no longer required. The doctors at medical centres...
    Sazzio Sazzio 26-30, M Jan 30

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    My brother & father have a mental illness. Its still not sure what the diagnosis is, likely schizophrenia. I feel that I have inherited something too (depression). The truth is...
    yasmine98 yasmine98 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I don't know if I have a mental illness but I suffer from anxiety and don't like taking tablets for it as it will make me feel funny I have trouble taking medication only ibuprofen...
    Pszkit1990 Pszkit1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I have been diagnosed with bipolar with psychotic features. it has been very hard dealing with this. I have delusions and hallucinations when I am not on medicine. but I think we...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I grew up with my step father being schizophrenic. and I can say its not easy being around someone who has this illness. I developed bipolar at age 17 and have been dealing with...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm in love with this boy with the perfect smile in the beginning when we met he was so sweet and we hung out all the time Then the popular gorgeous girl started talking to him...
    CookieTracker7 CookieTracker7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    i've been a member here for a while, but haven't got around to participate in posting. i am an aspiring filmmaker and after having internship-level experience shooting for other...
    kmcaulley kmcaulley 26-30, F Jan 28

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    Some people say(oh it is not a serious illness, it is just a fancy name for a sluggish thyroid gland). I think that it is a serious illness, it is very challenging at least to me...
    lonelytone lonelytone 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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