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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 18-21, F Apr 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    Related Experiences

    The old school "You're either smart or dumb and the cure is to try harder" philosophy. There was a book * read where this special education teacher had one student, 7 yrs old; very...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I have at least four, diagnosed. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD... And possible bipolar disorder. - "Mental illnesses. They are no less real than physical illnesses, and often...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 18

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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 Jan 28

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    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...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    I found research for signs n symptoms leading up to a mental illness episode , or of symptoms signs explaining a episode , but anyone know of any info explaining everyday life that...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Response Jan 30

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    Some days I feel angry. Like why me, what did I do to deserve this. Some days I feel just sad and empty. I often wonder if things will ever be easy for me or if my entire life will...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Hi, I can't describe what it is like to find others who understand the pain we all deal with everyday. I am 43, I was given the diagnosis about 15 years ago. Currently, I spend at...
    11061106s 11061106s 41-45 Feb 5

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    So, I have tons of mental illnesses (too many to write out.) and the only way I can escape is through self-harm, I am already going to a councilor and I don't want to tell him...
    HolyFire202 HolyFire202 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    So what is social phobia? Putting it simply it's the fear of being around people in any 'social situation' be it at work, at the gym, going shopping, going the pub, simple...
    reesewardley reesewardley 41-45, M Feb 10

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    You know what I dislike very much? When people act like mental illness doesn't exist. You know what I also dislike? The people that force people to think that way, it seems a lot...
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    People without a mental illness will never understand the severity of it. They have no right to talk. How would you like to battle your own mind every God damn day of your life?
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Feb 10

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    Does thinking of suicide count as a mental illness?. If it is im mentally ill af.
    Deadweight99 Deadweight99 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Hi,my names alex and i have schizoaffective disorder.i was working for 3 weeks as a phone operater and it didnt work out.i ended up getting to stressed out so i quit.keeping a job...
    weirdalex93 weirdalex93 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have poly arthritis - arthritis in more then 5 joints of my body. Initially I thought it was from over doing it at the gym as the specialist had no reason as to why it started...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Jan 26

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    Honest with people who say they want honesty, only except when it's too much, right? Anyway, chased another one away with my mental illness and in record time. It usually takes...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    It took me some time before i came to realize that the events in my opinion were repeating themselves??Only to then realize that i was seeing future events of what could be?? I...
    001kn 001kn 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Can't sleep at all. People standing outside house staring but have no facial features. Keeping curtains closed.
    woodsetton woodsetton 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I've just finished my first round of 14 treatments. I've noticed better overall mood and stability but suffer the memory problems many people have discussed here. To be honest...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M Jan 31

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    Mostly from me being an idiot and self inflicting them. Scars do NOT show what a strong person you are. They show people that you're weak. I hate seeing all of those eating...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Hello everyone, first let me tell you how glad I am to have found this place. I am thirty and four days ago I was diagnosed with pvt...my journey has been a long one but let...
    beebsiebrooks beebsiebrooks 26-30, F Jan 31

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    If you are experiencing unexplained activity, I have knowledge that will help clarify things for you. I will try to help you with what I know. I'm not a paranormal investigator...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I can't leave my house alone without anxiety consuming me, people seem to think I can I just choose not too. Do I? I realise my illness holds me back bit is that my fault? Is...
    bananananaxo bananananaxo 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I developed a mental health issue after losing my virginity and being dumped a week after. I had psycosis and a mood disorder and impulsivity. i am not happy I have this but , its...
    JazzyHun24 JazzyHun24 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    A couple weeks ago, 6 days after my 20th birthday, I had had enough with stress and my depression. Granted, I wasn't taking my medication properly, which probably contributed in my...
    KorruptedKid KorruptedKid 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I had a sister with a brain injury, but she sied after 5 years. But I have mental illnesses myself, so I guess it is easier for me to understand.
    WeepingWillow27 WeepingWillow27 31-35, F Feb 8

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    How do you keep from defining who you are by your illness? I don't want to be labeled as "the woman in constant pain". I've had CRPS for the past year and a half. I've dealt with...
    IndieAnnie IndieAnnie 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    During my senior year of high school was the first time I experienced my depersonalization disorder. I'm now 24 years old and still can say I'm suffering from this never ending...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I tested positive to Ross river fever which is a mosquito born illness. I get retested in a week as i need 3 weeks between tests to confirm as it might be a false positive. I read...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Feb 10

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    I have always been smart. I never really had to try in school and even though my symptoms began early on, I was always able to compensate for them. Then came 8th grade. I had...
    julesgray julesgray 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Having a mental illness from a early age isn't good but haven't the worst case of obsessive compulsive disorder your local CAMHS have ever seen is something els .......... Would...
    billiam96 billiam96 18-21, M Feb 12

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    I've lived my life Flying with broken wings A shattered soul And destroyed dreams My mind makes up lies Things that are not true Saying things like you're ugly And no one...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Anyone on here successfully claim disability? I can only work part time ad struggle with that at times and then other times I do alright. It seems hard to even be able to qualify...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I dunno, this is more of a rant than a random thought. Jokes are supposed to be funny. Life-threatening diseases aren't funny. Rape isn't funny. Mental illness aren't funny...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I've only ever seen my regular doctor so who knows if I actually have a diagnosis but I'm taking medicine for anxiety/depression. I recently switched because the other one made me...
    SuperLogan SuperLogan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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