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how does your family respond to the diagnosis?

The other day I found a symptom classified as a diagnosis and eagerly call my husband upstairs to read off the information. I told him, I finally found what it is I have!!! Which was something I had been stuggling with secretly since I was 12. He actually got angery at me for saying I had anything and told me I didn't have any problems. I ended up feeling very hurt as the arguement escalated and he wouldnt stop saying I didnt have a problem.  
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I am so sorry you had to go through that. Go see a professional to confirm your thoughts. If they confirm what you think then ask to bring DH to the next appointment to have them explain it to him. If you've kept it a secret since age 12, chances are he may not see it.

Nonetheless he acted like an ogre and I would be severely pissed if my husband ever acted that way. Maybe once he calms down he will see things differently. People act very strangely when it comes to MI sometimes. I have been fortunate as my family sees me the same way, but I know of many others who are not that lucky. I hid my diagnosis from my family for over a year. One day I just broke down in tears and told my mom. I hadn't even told them I'd been off work. Lying is really hard work.
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That's hard to deal with. Maybe he acted that way because he doesn't want there to be anything wrong. I know some people act with anger when they don't want to accept something and don't realize who they hurt in the process. Did you get an official diagonsis? If not you should talk to a doctor about these concerns of what it is you think you have.
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That is so frustrating when you try to tell someone whats going on with you and they dont listen or believe. Sorry you are going through that, Can relate. I know that some people dont believe anything is wrong with me. That might have been his way of dealing with it. Maybe he dont want to accept something is wrong with you, still he only made things worse for you. I do think he is in denial but how he handled it wasnt good. Hope that he will learn to accept this too. I mean your the one who has to deal with this problem. So hope he will be more supportive in the near future. Good luck with this and hope things will go ok.
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At first my mother's half of the family blew it off like nothing until I actually had a psychiatrist diagnose me with schizophrenia which was later changed to schizoaffective disorder which is a higher functioning schizophrenia with mood disorder of some type or another.  My father's side, particularly my uncle, encouraged me and helped me through the process of getting help however.
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