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541d

Which area of your life does your chronic illness affect the most?

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    • psw

      478d

      For me the hardest part is dealing with drs that dismiss my symptoms, concerns. I've been told many times I am physically fine, it's in my head. Ya, 90% of body covered in hives for years, aseptic meningitis, all in my head.

    • psw

      478d

      For me the hardest part is dealing with drs that dismiss my symptoms, concerns. I've been told many times I am physically fine, it's in my head. Ya, 90% of body covered in hives for years, aseptic meningitis, all in my head.

    • avian

      497d

      the fatigue and pain are the worst 😞😞 i just want to feel awake sometimes

    • saviormachine

      498d

      All of the above, honestly. Just about every aspect of my life is affected.

    • KD99

      498d

      I find it affects my endurance, like my physical ability to push through the work day. I'm not exactly fatigued, it just feels like I'm being raked across a cheese grater.

    • Stuart88

      499d

      I could have picked a lot more than I choose

    • Holly_jasmine

      501d

      All of these

    • hiya

      503d

      👍

    • hiya

      503d

      Hi everyone I am new my name is Ryan nice to meet you all. 🤗

    • ForeverFatiguedCat

      503d

      Most of the above

    • Bre19

      503d

      I struggle to talk to people

    • Semiz

      516d

      I can't work and make my own money

    • BunnyBoo00

      532d

      all of the above but mostly interacting with people 😔

    • catmom1995

      532d

      And pain too

    • catmom1995

      532d

      Fatigue is big one when im really exhausted

    • sam66

      532d

      Honestly fatigue is my big one, however with fatigue comes chronic pain, then flares, then episodes. So honestly it's all the above😅😅

    • Oleblu

      532d

      Definitely all of the above

    • italianxpeaches

      533d

      I have social isolation and loneliness because I'm stressed and I'm stressed because I'm isolated and lonely. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Soooo. I can't win

    • KratomEater

      533d

      I decided to go back on medication for my ADHD. At first it seemed to help a lot but now I’m not sure if it’s really helping. I may try to get off after this bottle🤦🏽 I think just really need therapy and some self healing. I picked up reading again and I think this may help a little. I know there are a lot of other natural things that can as well, but does anyone have any pointers?

    • kittycactus

      533d

      Most of the options tbh

    • JuliusSeizure

      533d

      This is a hard choice because it’s honestly all of the above to some extent, but I said disabilities. I can’t drive for six months if I have a seizure. Thankfully my seizures are few and far between, but when they do happen, it’s like my life goes on hold for six months. It really sucks when I’m seizure free for six months, I start driving again, and then I have a seizure again. 😭

    • Adam_Gaming_Pianist

      533d

      My dad doesn’t care about my negative feelings 😥 I have autism and bipolar and ocd scrupulosity and he says those are just excuses 😥

      • KratomEater

        533d

        @Adam_Gaming_Pianist how long til you can get out of his house?

    • EryngoBragh

      534d

      Employment. Employers aren't understanding. They seem to think it's a "rash with some itching" In ALL of my interviews I disclosed that I have multiple psoriatic diseases and that there would be some dr appointments, creams, etc. Two weeks in is the longest they last. People complain about the mess (usually other employees 🙄) Or that my constant scratching "grossed tem out". Employers never stand up and end up firing the emplyee with the condition, because they are "the person causing the disturbance.

    • WhiteFlamingo

      534d

      Employment. I had to quit my first job because the stress made my tics so bad I couldn't do my job anymore. I haven't gotten another job since because I've been so scared it will happen again.

    • faexay

      534d

      Work I do well enough on the others to get through, but not being able to hold a job at 23 is the most humiliating thing because disability won't come through, everyone around me thinks I'm a lazy kid

      • Catlady121427

        532d

        @faexay that's how my family is but I at least have a very loving husband

    • Pulvi

      534d

      Basically it affects everything, my ability to function is in the gutter.

    • OurLadyOfChaos

      536d

      Idk I mean the stress and the pain feed each other... Same as the nausea and migraines with the stress. So it's all a vicious unending circle.

      • Catlady121427

        532d

        @OurLadyOfChaos boy do I know that one

    • Keke81

      536d

      I’m bipolar and schizophrenia for my disability

    • strugglebus

      537d

      For me, my entire way of thinking has changed, so far as my handwriting has become unrecognizable (from the before times). So having to learn how to learn again has really sucked.

    • Eren2273

      537d

      This should have an all of the above option

    • Youre_Not_Alone333

      537d

      All of the above as well

    • Trina

      537d

      All of the above

    • Tracks

      539d

      Allergic to latex and incontinence.

    • Dakky

      539d

      I'm sorry about this. I have tumefactive ms.

    • DitsyDiabetic

      540d

      There is no part of my life at all that my mental health hasn’t affected, from my ability to hold down a job to my relationships with my wife and others.

    • ChaosEnergy

      541d

      My relationships with those I love are affected most of all I think.

      • Tracks

        539d

        @ChaosEnergy I didn’t think about that. Yeah that’s affecting me right now a lot.

    • RyeRyeBread

      541d

      I wish we could undo our vote b change it because I instinctually clicked "disabilities" because my chronic illnesses dISABLE me and affect LITERALLY EVERYTHING 😭 but like, i didn't even read the others 😭😂

      • Tracks

        539d

        @RyeRyeBread totally agree with you. There should be a just living option.

    • Jewelicorn

      541d

      Literally all of the above plus more

    • wormiie

      541d

      mental fatigue and physical fatique along with lack of motivation makes it hard to function

    • Cara55

      541d

      Stress mental difficulty and sometimes fatigue

    • Frustrated

      541d

      More then likely your inflammation markers are high. Fatigue is the number one symptom of this.

    • Trinket

      541d

      Physical pain is so draining, medication is hard to get.

    • songSungblue30315

      541d

      I think "stress and mental difficulty" could've been broken down quite a lot, but it might've taken a licensed therapist to do so.

    • Tmack

      541d

      I deal with fatigue quite often

    • ShannonCC

      541d

      👍🤗

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