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I Have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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    I've had it for 25 years, since birth because of an intubation error. My voice is largely affected and it has an impact on my social interactions. I love my voice but people are so...
    LittleNicole89 LittleNicole89 22-25 Apr 6

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    I was just diagnosed with Forestier's Disease or DISH...Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosisin in my lower spine. I've had weakness in my legs, lower back for the past 4...
    halley888 halley888 46-50, F Mar 26

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    My daughter was 17 when she lost her glasses and we took her to the optometrist to get tested to get a new pair. We both believe someone was looking down on her that day as the...
    trillfam trillfam 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    this is my story on how i managed to beat Lupus and the HOrrIBLE JOINT pain-- WOW!!!! Congratulations Crystal :) I'm so happy to receive your email and learn how much better you...
    heavenlygardens heavenlygardens 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I just checked my last story I posted and its almost been a year sense I have been on this site! Maybe its a sign I shouldn't work two jobs?
    starlight721 starlight721 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I have had FMS since I was 8 years old. It gets worse with the years. I've had to give up my dream of having children, a career, a full life. I don't think I can live the rest of...
    softbunny6 softbunny6 26-30, F 3 Responses 56 mins ago

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    She and the neighbor's dog dug a hole under the fence so that each has access to both yards. That's how they got hold of and are constantly fighting over Peanut Bear. That's a...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 39 mins ago

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    I love the feeling of love and have genuinely been in love twice in my life so far. I love the feeling of being cared for and being intimate with someone. It makes me feel whole...
    AikaMelodia AikaMelodia 16-17, F Mar 24

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    So I'm a guy, and I have feelings for this other guy. And all the time I wish I could just tell him how I feel but I can't. I write my feelings down on a notebook and get rid of it...
    Iamsolonely96 Iamsolonely96 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    My husband is working out of state and I have suspicions that he's cheating again I don't want to leave him or be alone but don't want to put up with it I constantly find myself...
    Jackie85 Jackie85 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    My boyfriend rifles through my things. He comes across a box of random things, pictures, memos, trinkets. He lifts up a laminated funeral program. 'Who is this, Who?' The program...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Mar 24

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    I mean, I may shower the person spit (on the account that I stutter when I have to apologize, in which case, I'll have to apologize for that as well O_O), but when I'm wrong, I'm...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I skinny dipped it was great felt good o have no clothes clingin to me from the water
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    and depression and ocd. but, lately the social anxiety just gets worse and worse. i cant even keep a job because i cant stand that people see me. it makes me want to hide.. i get...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    everyday of my life until I got lazy and stopped working out. I still get told they change color (it depends what shirt I wear, and the quality of sleep I got). I can't wear the...
    ksup ksup 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am 20 years old and on Thursday I am getting my ovaries removed I have had 7 surgeries in the past 8 years to remove my ovarian cyst and they continued to come back. Im scared...
    valenballerina valenballerina 18-21 Mar 24

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    I am an 18 year old female college student living in the U.S. I was born with an imperforate anus, and have never fully understood the defect. I was also born with a cleft lip and...
    Errka109 Errka109 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Its one thing to always demand respect in the household,but its also based on a give and take type of thing...I live with my mother and her boyfriend who acts as if this house is...
    Natashachetty Natashachetty 22-25 Mar 24

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    I have a perfect big *** and I am proud of it.. squats are my best friend.
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Ever since i was little i knew i was a little different the biggest tale tale sign was that i am left handed and taste in clothing music hobbies and interest, later in life i...
    Carmen45 Carmen45 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Today when I open my inbox. I have been 'blocked'. Why? am I wrong? So please informed  me if I wrong? And I have highlight the word, the red colour one. Above are some...
    Bert84 Bert84 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Hi people, so i have another ep account, but decided to make this new one cos that one i wasnt really able to post any stories in.
    ssaaraahh ssaaraahh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Craving them, though. 18th birthday, of course. It seems to have become a tradition, now. I'm not sure what I want it to be though. I for sure what a tree on my back and an...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have never received treatment despite diagnosis from a psychiatrist; however through treatment and medication for anxiety, depression and insomnia, as well as a general...
    fromlighttodarkness fromlighttodarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have had someone stalking me for over ten years. It is mostly online but has completely ruined my life. I had to apply for jobs in person when I was job hunting. I landed a...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I had a very wierd dream yesterday. I dreamt i was in the bathroom with my cat (i dont really have a cat just in the dream) and my mum was knocking on the bathroom door saying r u...
    ssaaraahh ssaaraahh 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    So I have depression. Is it not the most ****** up, confusing illness of all time! Why do I have this?
    mingerama mingerama 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    One of the worst things about insomnia: When you go to school and you feel like **** for the entire day because you haven't had any sleep.
    Pfchangbitches Pfchangbitches 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I know you feel sorry For what you did to me I know that you weren't ready For this responsibility I know that you were irresponsible Young and thought you knew best I know that...
    MostArdently MostArdently 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My relationship with my father is all wrong. I was the eldest. I was the one he always took out his anger on. I usually had honestly not done anything wrong, or, even if I had, it...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I feel terrible about my mood swings and how much trouble it must cause for my boyfriend. He knew from the begining that I have constant mood swings but I was diagnosed just...
    harjotmehesh harjotmehesh 16-17, F Mar 24

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    So a short school holiday is coming up and my wife will be visiting my in laws for two days next week. My older daughter will be at her mom's for the holiday so that leaves me home...
    G1One G1One 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    i struggled with cutting for years (2007-2010)i never had noticeable scars. i stopped cutting for 3 years with only a minor slip up twice. in october i started cutting again and...
    jnenifer jnenifer 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I do not have Parkinson's disease but I added this experience because I plan to become a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and I love reading what you have to say...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Actually i really could use someone to talk to...I live in a chaotic home exposed to so much disorder and inconsistency. I haven't had a compulsive episode in a while. I resist...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have just been put on 10 sodium tablets per day. This is apparently meant to help my POTS, has this worked for anyone else?
    justplainhollyjayne justplainhollyjayne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have just been put on 10 sodium tablets per day. This is apparently meant to help my POTS, has this worked for anyone else?
    justplainhollyjayne justplainhollyjayne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My teachers and friends often say that i have nice voice. They always ask me to sing. Well, I think i got this singing talent genetically. My grandma, father, uncle are great...
    Skpan80 Skpan80 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I was working as a manager and a woman applied for a vacancy who was a little older for the role, my boss did not want to give her the job and wanted another candidate with more...
    sabasaba06 sabasaba06 41-45, F Mar 24

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    So I guess this started a while back when I met my new sister in law. We got along great and over the years have become close. Recently though I've began to desire her in a...
    Holycrapitsme Holycrapitsme 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Hey my kid is 9 and lately he's been getting like really horny and hes always runing around naked lol but now im wondering if maybe i should help him out has anybody ever done this...
    Lostandbrokenwillfly Lostandbrokenwillfly 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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    Before I was born, my parents distanced themselves from my extended family. When I was really young, my mother divorced my father. Growing up, I moved from city to city. I never...
    normanperkins normanperkins 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Which mail provider do you use? It doesnt deliver activation email to some mail provider for me. However, i have recieved email to gmail.com provider in 10 minutes
    kromboxtestblog kromboxtestblog 13-15, M Mar 24

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    I'm almost 18, and my parents control every single aspect of my life. Yeah, I've made some bad choices, but they've never given me a chance to show them I am more mature since then...
    sothisiswhatitfeelslike sothisiswhatitfeelslike 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I believe in what I believe. I have to actually see it to believe it. I'm totally supportive of people who have their own religions and beliefs but DO NOT push your religion on...
    Mandy94 Mandy94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    So I noticed that I haven't plucked in a few days, and I'm impressed. I guess I've been so busy and out of my house that it's been a major distraction and hasn't triggered the...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    When people do not know something they like to fill the gaps. It gets to the point where you no longer know what to believe because different people that are saying different...
    thespectacularnow thespectacularnow 22-25, M Mar 24

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