Hello, I am new to this app. I am 35 (diagnosed at 20). I was raised with an attitude that hiding pain is noble and have done so dutifully. I have been working on my mental health and burnout and am learning to slow down. Since then, so many people in my life have called me lazy, accused me of giving up, or invalidated my experience. Does anyone have any advice on helping the people around me to understand my experience?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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  • Wildcat


    Maybe if you had these people that are saying this, go to the doctor with you.

  • Wildcat


    The pain in my feet is unbearable some times. I feel very lucky that I have someone that understands what I am going through. I send prayers to you during this time.

    • Plussizepinup


      thank you. I appreciate your prayers and advice

  • DTH


    In my experience... no one in your personal life is going to fully understand. It's really not their fault, but it does suck

  • KDaw


    Hey there you know your mind and body better than anyone. Listening to what our body is saying to us is key. Don’t let people dictate how you feel. Take care of yourself

  • jdog54321


    I'm kind of in the same situation. My attitude is who cares what people think? I hope that you can get past this!

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