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I Have An Invisible Disability

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    No, It's Not My Stupidity! - I have a bad back from a war wound that allows me to do most anything but stand still for more than 10 minutes in the same place.  Then, it really...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    I Have Adhd - No I don't lack potential, I can't focus on a task. I don't quit when it gets too hard, I focus on something else. I hate when people try to tell me "Oh yeah I...
    kryptonian kryptonian 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Please Read Its Short Sweet And Good - Hi everyone I found this website called disabilinet.com. Its like facebook accept for people with disability's or medical conditions...
    imperforate imperforate 22-25, M Oct 5, 2013

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    They Don't Believe Me - Have Medicare cause I have a brain disability. I got turned down by two Medicare psychiatrists because I was not 65 and older. At the bank, one time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2011

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    Low Processing Speed - I had some neuropsychological testing done a few years ago, and I had low processing speed.  Basically that means that my intelligence isn't hindered at...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 8 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    Now You See - My Aspergers is what you would call an "Invisible Disability." I don't tell people about it and you can't see it on me. People who don't know about it...
    AspergicMajor AspergicMajor 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    They Don't Believe Me - Have Medicare cause I have a brain disability. I got turned down by two Medicare psychiatrists because I was not 65 and older. At the bank, one time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2011

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    I Got "lucky" In The Gene Pool - I was born with a genetic disorder called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. A defect in my genes causes benign tumors to grow in many of my...
    1toughcookie 1toughcookie 31-35 1 Response Jul 11, 2010

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    I Have Both - When I was a teenager, I always felt "broken" on the inside. When I was 26, my feeling became a reality on the outside. At 31, a chronic inflammation in my airway...
    meo1960 meo1960 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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    Multiple Disabilities..... - I have allergies,hypotension,migraines,gerd,hyperthyroidism,apraxia,nvld,and type one diabetes.everything started after i was born.it was scary finding...
    borochick14 borochick14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    All My Life - ADD, low muscle tone, dyspraxia, anxiety disorder, auditory processing, mitochondrial problems, these are my problems. And it really, really sucks. I'm tired all the...
    TamJe TamJe 16-17, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Several - I have moderate to severe hearing loss in my right ear, which prevented me from getting factory work.  Safety issue apparently. Depression is not a visible...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M May 24, 2011

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    It's Horrible. - I suffer from extreme agoraphobia.  I am not taking any medication right now because I don't have health insurance so I've just been suffering for nearly a...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2008

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    Invisible Disability - I have abilities first of all, however when I use my intellect or my inclinations (we all have them) usually they are spot on or above average. I am humble...
    fransiscan fransiscan 41-45 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    They Don't Believe Me - Have Medicare cause I have a brain disability. I got turned down by two Medicare psychiatrists because I was not 65 and older. At the bank, one time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2011

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    I have an language based learning disability. When most people meet me they can't tell I have one at the start. Because of this it not visible to people. I have wrote many...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    The List Goes On And On. - Type 1 Diabetes, ADD, Neuropathy, Retinopathy, SAD. There's some more but these are the more significant ones.
    RuxpinCA RuxpinCA 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Apparently I'm "Too Young". -  I have a few invisible disabilities.  There are some mental/emotional issues that usually manifest as PTSD which, at times, can be...
    PrimaryColours PrimaryColours 26-30 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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    Dissociative Disorder - Sometimes it's pretty alienating.Can I get a witness? 
    docredfield docredfield 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Ssi - I had back surgery and now my right leg is completely numb and will prob remain that way, I also have bipolar panic disorder so I applied for ssi, what are the chances of...
    Lobeck74 Lobeck74 36-40 2 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Schizoaffective Disorder - I have schizoaffective disorder. Most people don't realize that I have anything wrong, well at least anything seriously wrong, with me until I tell them...
    alisabella alisabella 18-21 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    Mishap - Since I was young, living has been a struggle. School was/is the biggest struggle. My self-esteem was always pretty low because I was taught that my ability to excel...
    mislady1234 mislady1234 26-30 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Adult Ld - I have adult LD. I hate it because i have a very hard time understand my kids homework and to help them. I am all ways forgetting things. It's hard to get any one to...
    Angel04 Angel04 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    They Don't Believe Me - Have Medicare cause I have a brain disability. I got turned down by two Medicare psychiatrists because I was not 65 and older. At the bank, one time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 15, 2011

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    I Am Hearing Impaired... - I have a "signal dog" that travels with me. I do not suffer profound hearing loss,but sometimes have loud noises in my ears ...this allows me...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    They Don't Believe Me - Have Medicare cause I have a brain disability. I got turned down by two Medicare psychiatrists because I was not 65 and older. At the bank, one time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2011

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    My "invisible" Disability.... - I haven't read all the stories in this thread, but here's another "invisible" disability story. I am hearing impaired. And while I do...
    stitchingirl stitchingirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    My Invisble Diseases - So lately I have been thinking about invisible diseases a lot. I have been trying to get out more. My mom and I parked in a handicapped parking spot and...
    TheGirlNextDoor88 TheGirlNextDoor88 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28, 2011

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    Anyone Here??? - Hey i just found this e.p a few days ago and think it great.. I am wondering if anyone in this group was born with imperforate anus or realated illnesses?? I...
    imperforate imperforate 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    They Don't Believe Me - Have Medicare cause I have a brain disability. I got turned down by two Medicare psychiatrists because I was not 65 and older. At the bank, one time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    My Monster - When you have a disability of any type, your time, energy, and emotions are all heightened as you begin the journey to learn all you can so that you can regain the...
    johnnygere johnnygere 22-25 1 Response Jul 28, 2012

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    Invisible - I have more than one invisible disability, but only one of them has severely altered the course of my life. That invisible disability is SAD better known (by ppl who...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    Back To Work - I've been off work on disability for over a year and now they want me to go back. I'm trying so hard not to freak out.There have been a few co-workers that have...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    Most People Say... - I've run into a few people who told me that ADHD wasn't a disability or anything of the sort... I say it's invisible because i can in fact control it. So if i...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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    Passing - To see me, you wouldn't recessarily think that I had a disability.  I have a good full time job, am married (ok very close to it), am a parent,and a part time university...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    From Birth - I was born as a twin and I was what they called a 'defective twin' I was born with a deformed stomach and it means I can't eat without having to either take a tablet...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    ADD - i have been diagnosed with ADD and i am currently in treatment for it.  there is hope!  it's a matter of finding the right doctor and getting proper treatment. ...
    vanny291 vanny291 31-35 1 Response Oct 25, 2008

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    M.S. and My Life! - I was diagnosed with m.s. 8 years ago. I was just married for two months when it decided to surface. I was lucky and had maybe 2 relapses a year. But for...
    mom2810 mom2810 31-35, F Jan 20, 2009

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I heard it said before by someone with no physical disabilities that they did not know that someone physically disabled that they knew had a hard time doing things. It is my...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    well honestly don't know what to say except for I have cerebral palsy and as we all know life is not very easy when you have a disability
    christinalloyd christinalloyd 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I know with some people I worked with in my life might think I have autism. What I do know and what I have documented that I have a language based learning disability. The talk...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm invisible to him and maybe that brings me to the kind of sadness where I wanna be invisible to everyone. The thing is I don't really know do I want him to see me in that light...
    TinkaAlonca TinkaAlonca 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I left work today :( A little background. I was diagnosed BPD (among others) 5 years ago and have been on disability since then. Disability has that wonderful program where for...
    whoamifooling whoamifooling 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Do you really think I choose to have a mental illness? Do you really think I choose to be such a poor commodity to the work world that it doesn't do me or anyone else any good for...
    boastroasttoast boastroasttoast 36-40, M Apr 4

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    I just got wheels for legs! ;) I enjoy life to the fullest, I am an independent woman. I still have dreams of someday being married, having my own place, having a good career and...
    Sugarfoot27 Sugarfoot27 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know whether I'm sensitive or what but,I feel like some people are acting that I'm invisible like my tuition teacher...I feel so mad when I was the only one who got look...
    Nikkioh Nikkioh 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I got put into the special education program at my school because I have a learning disability. I cant understand math's, graphs, and anything to do with numbers. I've always...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have always tried to stay invisible. To hide from judgement and pain, I'm so used to being bullied if I'm noticed so i stay quiet. Its not so bad but it can be lonesome.
    HowlHajime HowlHajime 16-17, M Mar 31

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    But Jesus saved me. I've had sleep paralysis since I was little. My first experience was when I was around 6, and I would wake up unable to move and terrified because a large black...
    sophiedahl sophiedahl 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    We are not disabled we are human everyone in the world has something they can not do a disability <3
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I have OCD that feeds my agoraphobia and its like having a giant roadblock in my mind.
    Ren82 Ren82 31-35, F Apr 7