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I Have An Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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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    i have cytomalgic virus

    for more then a year! who else?
    iloveyouQuil iloveyouQuil 16-17, F Apr 12

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Stigma is a self-perpetuated cycle. We cry out for awareness and understanding from the shadows of our self-imposed closet. We bang our heads against the walls, wailing songs of...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I live with MS and I've never really had to deal with serious illness before. I'm also in the process of being tested for Anemia. It is quite stressful to just get on with my life...
    Beyala Beyala 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have a 9 year old son who has an anxiety disorder. I am a single mother of two boys, I also have a 5 year old. I think the hardest part is being so alone in dealing with it...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    About 5 years ago, I became very ill. I was down the outdoor mall locally; I'd been shopping. I went to walk home, when suddenly my legs and feet seemed to seize up! I freaked...
    nahatsu nahatsu 70+, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I've got ADD and OCD and the **** affects my life in ways that most people can't understand. I guess I'm just looking for support but there is a stigma about mental illness and...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I'm starting to feel defeated. I am not allowed to attend college due to my mental disorders. Mainly my dissociativeness. And the frequency of my lows - borderline. I want...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Totally new to this..... So here you go! I've been struggling with mental illnesses for well over 18 years now. At first I was diagnosed as manic-depressive which the psychiatrist...
    accaliaraynne accaliaraynne 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    One of my best friends called me a "closet liberal" because of my beliefs and opinion on healthcare and gay marriage. I am a registered Republican and believe that these liberals...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 19

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    A big problem for me is that I've let the illness define me. Whether I have a good day or not is determined by what I'm thinking not what I'm doing. I can't enjoy the things I...
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    I just got diagnosed two weeks ago with ulcerative colitis. I'm lucky I caught it early, my brother had a lot of complications when he was diagnosed with crohns disease. I'm 22...
    cmandel cmandel 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I'm 19 i have suffered from mental illness since i was thirteen. I have borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Everyday it is hard to know what's real...
    saucepan95 saucepan95 18-21 1 Response Sep 15

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    When I was younger my family thought my mother had bipolar disorder. I grew up in a behavioral mess of bad decisions my mother had continuously made. When I was 8 my mother...
    tswmcgee tswmcgee 26-30, F Sep 16

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    Where. Do I begin because this will be long. All my issues started back in 2006. I started feeling like an elephant was seating on my chest and braking out in hives and having...
    sweetebony4 sweetebony4 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I hate it when people don't understand what OCD is but think they do!! When people are like, "oh yea I'm OCD about this and I have a friend who's OCD about that" like first of all...
    nsz45 nsz45 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    With Sept being thyroid awareness month, I wanted to share my experience w/ thyroid disease. Within a yr of separating from the Air Force in 2005, I started experiencing strange...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Sep 8

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    I often feel the world would be a better place if i was aborted. I often feel that everyone hates me. When i find out that someone doesn't like me it effects me more than it...
    bbats bbats 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    Had to tell all 7 of my teachers about my anxiety,panic attacks,PTSD,and The undiagnosed illness i have had for 3 years...I was shaking the whole time WORTS.FEELING.EVER
    ordinaryemma ordinaryemma 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I have recently been diagnosed with BPD. I'm releaved in the sense that thier is a label for my nightmarish life. I commence DBT in Spring 2015. Reaching out to others with this...
    MindCage MindCage 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I never really feel like I use to, the medication that I take at the moment helps a little I guess, but I only feel like the old me when I drink a little, I feel nothing at other...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, a diagnosis which my family has refused to accept and just think I have mood swings and just choose to be difficult. I also struggle...
    Thin234 Thin234 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    As well as being a mental illness, OCD has a number of physical symptoms that can make me feel very unwell. These include numbness in my face, feelings of nausea, twitches...
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M Sep 17

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    im feeling really angry inside stupid me phones this guy he doesnt know how to communicate with people sucks the life out of me all i ever wanted was as fricken family i cant see...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 17

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    this may sound very wrong of me, but does anyone else get tired of people with depression and bipolar disorder acting like they are so much worse off than everyone else? Its not...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    The worst part is when living with incurable illnesses you are just left uncertain of everything everything may or may not happen. Theres no solid ground -me I guess-
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 Sep 18

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    I am dealing with a panic disorder with agoraphobia, depression and seizures and was currently discharged from the military. I developed all of this when I was admitted in a...
    Liddoturrboo Liddoturrboo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Hello, my name is Marissa and I was diagnosed with POTS 4 years ago. It took doctors an entire year to diagnose me. Most thought that my symptoms were psychiatric. Every trip to...
    mmiller11 mmiller11 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Prices cause crime. Price of gas made some go postal. Price of meat makes some steal. No gas leads to busses. Busses lead to discomfort violence. Price of...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    When I was younger (8-11) I would occasionally have visual hallucinations, during these times, I was also extremely paranoid. I was always depressed. The thing is, my family didn't...
    mmissy1012 mmissy1012 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I've grown a tolerance to pain b/c I live with a chronic illness. If I say something hurts me, it really hurts
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My son is 11 years old, I knew something was off when he was just a tiny thing, but family and professionals ignored my pleas for help. At 2-3 he his hyperactivity was through the...
    mmissy1012 mmissy1012 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    With Borderline Personality Disorder, it is very hard to do much. recently i have been very good about going to the gym every day, but today not so much. it is also nearly...
    ana95j ana95j 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'd lived in 4 different places in the past 2 months. I struggle with persistent mental illness (C-PTSD, Bipolar II, OCD, ADHD, and generalized anxiety). I can't get along with...
    GiftedChoctaw GiftedChoctaw 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****. And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the...
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F Sep 2

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    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    The day is ending and what can I say? I don't feel much better, honestly. I'm still fearful, sad and feeling the injustice over my family. I'm still trying to understand God wishes...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I heard a distant boom coming from outside...then the power, all lights off. I'm writing here by candlelight and its oh so quiet. I can hear the sound of my typing and myself...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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