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ItsGracie

751d

I was diagnosed with fibro in 2020 through a virtual appointment. I worry constantly that I’m faking it… I don’t know what to do to help control my imposter syndrome surrounding this diagnoses

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    • TreehouseRosy

      749d

      I feel the same way. I don’t even know if the diagnosis is right — my pain isn’t as widespread as most people report, and it doesn’t affect me nearly as much as my fatigue does. Sometimes it feels like I got stuck with this diagnosis because nobody could find anything else wrong with me.

    • TreehouseRosy

      749d

      I feel the same way. I don’t even know if the diagnosis is right — my pain isn’t as widespread as most people report, and it doesn’t affect me nearly as much as my fatigue does. Sometimes it feels like I got stuck with this diagnosis because nobody could find anything else wrong with me.

    • candieland73

      750d

      I just don't even talk my any of my diagnosis'. What's the point when you feel like no one believes you anyway. Even being able prove all but my fibro, by labs and mri's, I still feel I'm not believed cuz you know, I don't "look sick". 🤦🏼‍♀🤬

    • chickybones

      750d

      If you're tired all the time and feel pain more easily just know that should be proof enough ;)

    • ScientistInPain

      750d

      I completely relate!!! Imposter syndrome has infiltrated just about every aspect of my life! I was diagnosed in person but I question whether the doctor just didn't want to deal with me. The only thing that has helped me is therapy and my general care practitioner also helped me get the diagnosis through a rheumatologist and listened to me and validated my pain and believed me.

      • ItsGracie

        750d

        @ScientistInPain I saw so many doctors in 2020, I was really sick for a long time. It took three I think to get to the rheumatologist, so she had all my medical history and charts. I’ve started telling people about my condition a little bit because it can affect my work and social life but almost every time I do, I wonder if I just want attention. My therapist and general care practitioner validate me so I know I’m not but it’s a constant fear

        • ScientistInPain

          750d

          @ItsGracie I completely relate to all of this. I'm glad you have a good medical care team that's supportive. I question the attention thing too but I think that comes from how I was raised and how my mom treated me when I complained about pain as a child, labelling me as a hypochondriac drama queen.

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