I definitely don't wish this on anyone, so the feeling of relief at so many similar stories, is a little strange. I really just feel that this disorder can be so isolating even with the strength of family and loved ones by your side. They can be sympathetic, but they never really understand and every now and then you'll catch an eye roll like you're a hypochondriac or just simply a negative person. I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "just get your mind on something else" or "if you smile on the outside, your insides will catch up". Yeah... No. It's actually pretty insulting. Like I'm not smart enough to have tried this first. Anyways, the point of this is that I appreciate all of the speedy positive feedback and advice and I am extremely sorry, yet comforted, that you feel my pain.
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