About Me: Female, 43, A-town, PA, member since Oct 2012
Past CNA, disabled since '99, I've struggled with chronic pain and other bizarre symptoms since the early age of 14 yrs old and I was never taken seriously by doctors or loved ones. I gave up on doctors for nearly a decade, even though my health had gotten progressively
[More] worse, then I finally put my foot down and became my own advocate. Demanding tests and answers as to why I was always feeling sick, in pain and overwhelmed with chronic fatigue, after six or more doctors, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Finally, everything made sense.
Current health problems: Panic disorder, Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Hepatitis C, Osteoarthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Fibromyalgia (although I believe Fibro is a lazy diagnosis and I'm not quite sure it even exists due to many people being later diagnosed with MS, Lyme disease, Sarcoidosis, etc)
I decided to come to Medhelp to help and support other people with similar problems because I find it to be emotionally healing and I'm no longer stuck inside my head, alone, and constantly dwelling about my own health problems and the what ifs. It's saddening to know that other people suffer the same or even worse, but at least we're finally being listened to and understood because someone on Medhelp has always lived it, which is a good reminder that we're never alone.
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