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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M Oct 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I lost my virginity at 21. I have contracted Herpes & HPV (HumanPapillomaVirus) at my current age of 23. I feel like i've ruined my life before it has even started from being...
    AFriend1nDeed AFriend1nDeed 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Hey there, my grandpa has this weird habit/illness/idek where he sneezes REALLY loud after eating. Like the whole neighborhood can hear it and it's really annoying. He won't try to...
    ymmas777 ymmas777 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    While I do have mental illness I find my social blindness to be my biggest problem...idk if its apart of something bigger but I seriously don't wanna live with it :/ like I can say...
    YouCanRunButYouCantH1de YouCanRunButYouCantH1de 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    Here's a couple of related logical fallacies that probably are familiar to you. The first is spotlighting. Spotlighting is when you choose an especially distressing experience...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Does anyone here struggle with finding people who won't victim blame or attribute everything you think or do to borderline personality? It just makes it harder to trust one's self...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is about discrimination. I'm all fired up now so I need to vent. This goes for any kind of discrimination or stigma. I hate all of it. It's cruel and hurtful and ALWAYS...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    You know what ****** me off? When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    just got done with someone copying some of the alters in this system. my mental illness isn't a joke you ******* *******.
    marusu marusu 70+ 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And I'm tired of everyone pretty much trying to shove medicine down my throat. I hate the way it makes me feel. I don't want to lay around like a zombie. It makes me feel like I...
    HappilyMrsLetson HappilyMrsLetson 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Human Logic = If you can't be a good pathetic slave to society you automatically have a mental illness. I'm a borderline personality and I just want to be with the person I love...
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Very frustrating to come from a culture that shames mental illness and pretends it doesn't exist .
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    My pretty much my whole family is a affiliated with the military in some way. I loved the military lifestyle of travel and structure. I use to hate moving all the time when I was a...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Unfortunately, some of us can't easily 'Change the way we think' or 'Cut the emotional bullshit out'. If you're trying to help, why thank you, I just found another reason why I'm...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    I am looking for a friend, gender/location/age doesn't matter as long as you won't hurt my feelings. I'm struggling with eating disorder and anxiety. I can be supportive and my...
    veronicarosy veronicarosy 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    A lot of people don't understand mental illness and a lot of people don't u sweats d those who don't understand mental illness. Naturally if you see something or someone who is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am surrounded by people who don't understand mental illness. Many don't care to understand it. I'm told that I'm moody, looking for excuses, or I just need to go to church. It...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    The family of mine are prejudiced over mental illness. They aren't educated, or easily understood. They don't share their opinions, yet they reject me. People should be educated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    A little story about life in a mental hospital. I have bipolar 2 and I drink, so a guy like that is bound to wind up in the hospital. Several years ago, I was inpatient and sitting...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M Jul 26

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    Hi I am 16. I have been ruminating for as long as I can remember, but always thought it was normal for everyone. Well when I realized it was not, I felt ashamed and tried to hide...
    Girlnamedgirl Girlnamedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    more than one. this isn't something I like to think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I have been battling most of my life health issues I didn't understand until now. I have physical and emotional issues and cannot get long term disability although I keep trying...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly overweight single lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I have so much on my mind right now. Can't think straight or know what's all in my head. It funny that I'm calm but cannot fall asleep. Issues. So many in my life.
    algezebra algezebra 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    So my family really enjoys scary movies and ghosts and stuff like that and so do I. But I have schizophrenia and really experience that's kinda stuff. It's weird to me that they...
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I just started having seizures in December. I've only had 3. My first 2 were a month a part and my last one, which had been 6 months after my 2nd (June) just randomly occurred. I...
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I had autism later in life where I used to strong episodes of depression. When I begin to be autistic I slowly beginning to start losing my friends b/c I begin to be more social...
    F00dbarevaporating F00dbarevaporating 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I'm upset, my little brother has mental illness and living with my uncle. Since he lived there he has gone down. My brother is talking crazy and talking about fbI. And he told me...
    Mindgeeee Mindgeeee 31-35, F Jul 22

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    I'm being honest here, I have been suffering from a lot of stuff all my life and it's very very hard for me to cope with it. I've been bullied a lot for the past 9 years. And yeah...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My daughter has been diagnosed with PMDD, I always knew she had problems since she started her periods. She is now 32 and 3 years ago she had an ectopic pregnancy which resulted...
    Jpbkf1957 Jpbkf1957 56-60, F Jul 22

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    I say I have Bipolar, not I am Bipolar because I am not my illness, and I may not be able to control it all the time, but I will never give up on my recovery not only for me, but...
    CarelessCassie CarelessCassie 18-21, F Jul 20

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    So over the past few months I have noticed a huge change in my husband. He has always been selfish but even more so as of lately. He calls me from a parking lot last week. Very...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 20

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    Mental illness of varying forms runs in my family. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression myself.
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F Jul 19

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