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Hi, I’m Tweek ( my preferred name is Tweek ) or you can call me anything if you ever forget! My question is “do you ever invalidate yourself and think you're faking even if you were diagnosed?” I sometimes think so and wondered if anyone else is going through the same thing.

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    • Pond

      829d

      I was accused of exaggerating so often as a kid I still accuse myself of it now and I’m in my 40s. Childhood trauma is the gift that keeps on giving!

    • chronically__chill

      828d

      YESS. Maybe cause we have to convince doctors to actually listen? There are good days and bad days with chronic illness. A good day doesn't mean the illness disappears.

    • fun

      828d

      absolutely - especially when i’m going through a bad depressive episode and i start telling myself that i’m just being dramatic (even when i’m barely functioning and can’t kick myself out of it)

    • Na

      829d

      Does anyone out there have skin cancer of the face.. I just had surgery and the incision has 34 stitches. Since the surgery I have had 7 more scc spots.

    • Solar_Eclipse

      829d

      i’ve assumed i’ve had fibromyalgia for probably two years. i just got the diagnosis yesterday. but there’s a voice in the back of my mind telling me it’s not real and that i just can’t tolerate pain.

    • Coldbrew

      829d

      *shouldn’t instead of should

    • Coldbrew

      829d

      I got diagnosed with ADHD last year (I genuinely wonder how I got to age 16 without someone noticing lol) and have since gotten involved in the neurodivergent and autism communities, and realized that it’s likely I have autism as well. While I believe that self diagnosis is valid (if you do your research and have limited other options) I feel as though I’ve co-opted a term and am gaslighting myself into thinking I should get tested. It just REALLY sucks and I wish there was a way I could feel better about it, even though I’ve talked to my autistic friends and they’ve all encouraged me to get tested.

    • feellicks

      829d

      It makes it hard for me to reach out to others with DID as well. I don't want anyone I interact with to feel judged. it makes me really feel bad about myself when I know that just because someone experiences something different it doesn't mean they are wrong

    • feellicks

      829d

      yes, constantly. I also catch myself projecting onto otger people with DID. I hate that I do it and it's taking a lot of introspection for me to stop doing it.

    • brownbear

      829d

      Oh totally! That’s so normal and doesn’t reflect any validity of your diagnosis :) But I know it’s a really anxiety-inducing thought

    • styx

      829d

      constantly, im diagnosed with depression and anxiety. even when im feeling the symptoms or i have an anxiety attack i keep thinking 'im must be so good at faking that i convinced myself and now im just faking symptoms subconsciously'

    • Pond

      829d

      I was accused of exaggerating so often as a kid I still accuse myself of it now and I’m in my 40s. Childhood trauma is the gift that keeps on giving!

    • Jojo123

      829d

      I have thought about this a lot, especially the year I just got diagnosed. Especially when people in high school believe they all have depression. But I struggle with this and it’s hard to not think about that every once in a while. The one thing I know is if you think “ am I faking this” people that do fake it or have not had any disorders themselves don’t have those thoughts

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