hi, I am going in to get a blood test tomorrow as the doctors think I suffer from arthritis, my dad has it in his legs (not sure if this would change the results). But I have hEDs which is causing a lot of pain and fainting, and as I am young I still go to school and I told the teacher I had to go to the hospital as I am missing her lesson. She asked why so I told her, the rest of the class heard and they are calling me old (as arthritis is associated with elders) and some are talking to me differently. It is really affecting my confidence as I am having to cancel plans because the pain is so bad, and I am trying to hide it but people are asking questions. Should I tell them? Should I just get on with it? How do I deal with the pain? Advice?
Thank you xx