I think the hardest part about being sick with a chronic mystery illness was being treated like a hysterical female. I remember how invalidating and hurtful that was.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget what it was like to be experiencing my body completely rebelling against me and feeling like I was trapped in an invisible prison only to be met with blank stares when I would go from doctor to doctor trying to find answers or some kind of relief or reprieve.
I remember the 1st time somebody actually FOUND a problem and how grateful I felt to get a label. There were times when I went to bed at night wondering if I would make it through the night and if they would finally figure out what this weird illness was once I had succumbed to it.
I feel ashamed to admit that there were times I used to wish for a cancer diagnosis as horrible as that sounds NOT because I wanted cancer but because I felt like then it would be taken seriously and there would be some form of treatment. Then, finally maybe somebody would understand and I would not be treated like a crazy person.
The skin on my face was falling off, I was sleeping only 2-3 hours per night, I had heart palpitations and startled constantly, intense mood swings, couldn’t eat solid food without excruciating pain as it moved through my digestive tract and it all seemingly happened overnight after a radical detox program YET every doctor I saw told me it was in my head.
It took me 10 years to finally get the answers and get my health back. There was nothing that the doctors could find or test for that would have figured out my particular situation. If I had given up and stopped trying to find the answer, I would still be as sick if not sicker than I was back in 2001.
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