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I Have An Illness

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was told I had it 20 years ago & felt insulted. This is because I believed hypochondria is a fixation with being ill. I thought people were telling me Im exaggerating my illness...
    michellekandro michellekandro 36-40 6 days ago

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I have severe OCD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I would rather have a deadly illness and be happy than...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm 30. I live alone. But yet my parents control me. I can't drink, self harm or see my husband. I have a mental illness, I have been in hospital many times. My parents threaten to...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have Bipolar disorder, depression, anger issues, anxiety of all types, PTSD, and ADHD. Hospitalized February 11 for a suicide attempt. It's been hard dealing with all this, the...
    ReannaLee ReannaLee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Who is this bright eyed, smiling, handsome young man? He's not the same person that was so frighteningly ill two years ago. I am so proud of him and his determination to live a...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have several chronic illnesses, but one that I don't much about that I have is MTHFR a mutation, anybody else here have it? If so what are your symptoms?
    TheStrangestOneOfThemAll TheStrangestOneOfThemAll 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So I have been suffering for several years and just had a really really horrible time losing hope and thinking about death and stuff.My family keep put pressure on me..they don't...
    diyaandalbert diyaandalbert 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    i dont even know what to write about im in a dark spot thisi is scary me im tired and angry rageful but i vant cry i will not open up im very closed off i dont want to be i cant...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Mar 6

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    Only five people?? i need someone who can talk about this illness. i've been suffer this about 4yrs.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Mental illnesses suck. I was informed that a relative will be staying over tonight out of the blue. During the course of roughly 2 hours I went into a mini panic. I immediately...
    Sunnycorr Sunnycorr 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hello everyone, I am 37years old and sick. I've been diagnosed congestive heart failure, and diabetes. My life right now is about meds and side effects. every day is different and...
    tman3737 tman3737 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ever since I can remember I've had vitiligo. its very visual. I try my best to have ppl look around it. but now that I'm older. I'm starting to remember how I've been treated (not...
    Curieln Curieln 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I only found out that I had this diagnosis when I requested access to my medical notes. I had been diagnose with BPD for a long time and no one told me. I was initially diagnosed...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It has now been almost five years. I have spent my entire teenage years wondering what I am going to do to make it through tomorrow, because heaven knows I don't know how I made it...
    Jengi Jengi 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Depression and anxiety run strong in my family. I suffer from both of these, and like most, I have my good days, and I have my bad days. These past three months have been filled...
    hanban0320 hanban0320 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Don't give up; there is hope. I'm 19 and when I was 16, I got my first symptoms of rumination syndrome. Like a lot of others, I thought it was a 24 hour sick bug but it just...
    alexxblanch alexxblanch 18-21, F Mar 4

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    my boyfriend left for fort Jackson on Monday. we've been together for 3 years. its so hard seeing this as an easy thing to get over. he's my best friend. when he first enlisted he...
    krypto1221 krypto1221 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Today started with a visit from the neurologist. He asked how I was feeling and what I was able to accomplish. He had obviously already read what the nurses wrote though, since...
    ncbarr ncbarr 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    You think you know me... But you don't know the first thing about me... You think you've been through depression... But you haven't... How long did it last?? Oh two weeks? That's...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    How could the one who vowed to love and protect me, the one man I shared my dreams with, bring me such misery and pain? How could he hurt me and think I should forgive so easily? I...
    flirtinglove flirtinglove 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    How many of you really wanted to sacrifice their life for their love one? Funny, how some of you can easily say that you are willing to have someone's illness just to see them okay...
    msj02 msj02 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I have Depression and it showed me I have no true friends.
    colasc41 colasc41 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Other than my soulmate I have no close friends. I missed out on so much because of invisible illnesses and I live in a fishbowl. Can't drive or work. Stuck in a house hoping to get...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F Mar 17

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    and I'm not violent or dangerous. I was experiencing the brunt of my illness for a year and a half (1996-1997). I committed one violent act that whole time. Take a year and a half...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My life for these past few months has been a roller coaster ride and a whirlwind of events that has shaped me to be a somewhat stronger person. I have been in fights with my...
    olarte718 olarte718 18-21 Mar 18

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    I miss him. He is going through a lot and he has shut me out of his life due to his fears of being a burden. We both share similar mental illnesses, (major depression and bipolar...
    himenoko143 himenoko143 16-17, F Mar 19

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    i have borderline personality disorder with eating disorder its hell to live with bpd covers a range of things from depressive states to suicadal tendencies to hearing voices...
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Second dream. Post apocalyptic future (I have a lot of those). Most adults are dead. Most children are dead. The remaining population is teenagers, young adults, people in hs and...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    How could I let myself get this bad? A cancer patient wouldn't wait so why would mental illness patient wait. I brought this upon myself and it's only going to get worse...I can't...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter if immigrants and I had lived...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    well this sucks. i throw up about every hour. i cant even handle liquids. im so hungry and thirsty but i know if i eat its only gonna last 15 minutes. my mom was like hey, look at...
    Matthew224 Matthew224 16-17, M 6 days ago

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