Post

I Have An Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i have cytomalgic virus

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I have struggled with deep depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Right now it seems to be particularly worse. I've been seeing a psychoanalyst for the past 9 months and it...
    Omchandrayanamaha Omchandrayanamaha 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 27 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Those of us who suffer BPD know where hell really is. It's inside us. No escaping the agony, pain and torture. No reprieve. It's in every moment of our day, our dreams and our...
    AussieAZ AussieAZ 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 3 Responses Sep 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know what you're going through and I'm so sorry that you are. When I read this group and the postings in it, I cried the entire time because your experiences are eerily close to...
    smgreen1703 smgreen1703 22-25, F Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed about 3 years ago. Been sick for at least 5 years, probably longer. I have tried many meds and still can't get my disease out of an active state. Not sure what...
    Enaed Enaed 46-50, F Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Two Precious Miracles! Due to my health issues / illnesses I was pretty much informed by my OB/GYN that my chances of becoming pregnant was nearly impossible! Not saying I...
    Blackbarbie27 Blackbarbie27 26-30, F Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My lawn guy had to retire do to illness. I placed and add and the only response I got was from a girl just out of HS. I am not sure this is an appropriate business setup. I am I...
    shyandwild99 shyandwild99 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For some reason, I've always thought I would die in my twenties or early thirties. Not intentionally, but through either illness or accident. Hoping my gut is wrong! Maybe it's...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have unclean thoughts. I'm scared of myself. I'm sadistic. And I don't want to be. "Change your thoughts, you change your life" Yeah. Not that easy. I swear I'm psychotic...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi, I'm Eden, and I have problems: depression, schizophrenia, OCD, and symptoms seen in psychopaths and sociopaths. I feel terrified of myself. I can't believe that my brain...
    FlyingToHell FlyingToHell 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have Asperger's Syndrome It helps me find it difficult to talk to girls in the real world that probably why I'm single but I can't change it I was born with it but it upsets me...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Sep 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 5'5 and 47.5kg. If you have read my previous posts, you will know all about my struggle with restrictive dieting over the past couple of years, leading to extreme weight loss...
    Mel999 Mel999 18-21 1 Response Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Have any of you seen, or broken out in a rash that looks anything like this? This rash was on my right leg, on the side of the knee. Not pictured is another rash (same leg) that...
    catsmeow59 catsmeow59 51-55, F Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This long road started June 2013 after a scorpion/fire ant bites and subsequent cellulitis. First time I was on antibiotics for 10 days. The cellulitis eventually went away then...
    peverts peverts 56-60, F Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed just 3 weeks ago and while it is scary to come to terms with, I am glad I finally have a diagnosis and a game plan to feeling better. For years I have felt ill...
    Kariliz Kariliz 46-50, F Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I contracted q fever while visiting farms looking for a baby goat for my son for Easter in the spring of 2012. I was fatigued and my joints hurt something terrible. When it was...
    myfamilymatters myfamilymatters 36-40 Aug 27