Does anyone else hate that they have to explain their symptoms and feel like they're making up excuses for not wanting to do something? Or like they're lying / faking it?
All the time! It's a horrible feeling. I hate explaining it and being looked at like I'm broken or that people are annoyed or almost embarrassed for me.
I have to explain stuff like that especially with anxiety! So many people don't realize just how debilitating anxiety can be.
Yup. Luckily my wife, parents and a few coworkers sympathize. Literally no one else does.
I try not to hate but it’s hard sometimes
My care giver and my medical team validated my symptoms but my family still think I lied to get diagnosed. I have to find my symptoms around them or they get mad at me. I second guess myself around them. Maybe it is all in my head. Maybe I don’t need to be on these meds.
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Yes!some people think I'm being dramatic or just worried and that anxiety is just an excuse to be tired I hate it sm
YESS exactly!! I was diagnosed with depression last year and it’s absolutely heartbreaking to see people I trust most not believe me…it’s so frustrating. But i guess it’s also a good thing because now we know who needs to be cut off and who needs to be kept around to uplift us! I believe that we will eventually come across people who believe, understand and support us. We just need to keep going while keeping in mind that not everyone has the same mindset. I hope you are surrounded with all the love and support you need :)
✋ ME! nice to meet you, glad you could join the exclusive club. I feel that way /constantly/ and then tend to get mad at myself/my body for letting everyone down. I had to learn to only keep people in my life who lift me up and understand when I’m struggling. That way, no explanation necessary
Thank you to everyone who's replied! It makes me feel so much better knowing so many of us share this imposter syndrome with our conditions haha
I feel this way for sure, and the only way people can know that I'm really sick is if i a. Show them my meds (h*ll naw) or b. Have a breakdown in front of them (then they'll d*mn well believe me!!) So it's kind of a lose-lose. I also feel "not sick enough for it to be a big deal" but then crises occur and i re-realize that it is a big deal and my everyday reality even when it's mostly under control.
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